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West Michigan employers rank among 'Best Workplaces for Women'

December 13, 2019
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Stryker global headquarters
Stryker's global headquarters is in Kalamazoo. Courtesy Stryker

Three organizations in West Michigan have been ranked among the “Best Workplaces for Women.”

Fortune magazine this fall published its 2019 ranking of the “100 Best Workplaces for Women,” broken down by size, and three employers with a West Michigan presence are on the list.

Hilton was ranked No. 1 among large companies and KnowBe4 Inc. was ranked No. 1 among small companies.

Other notable companies named among the best workplaces for women include Salesforce, Hulu, Crowe and The Cheesecake Factory.


To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Fortune’s research partner Great Place to Work analyzed anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.6 million U.S. employees.

The majority of the ranking is based on what women reported in a 60-question Trust Index survey about their workplace, and how those experiences compared to men’s reports of the same workplaces.

The survey measured factors including whether people trust each other and employees are able to reach their full human potential, whether different identities women hold change their experience of the workplace, and whether employees’ daily experiences of innovation, the company’s values and the effectiveness of their leaders are consistently experienced across the organization.

Companies with 50 to 999 people were considered for the small and medium segment; companies with 1,000 or more employees were considered for the large segment.

Best large workplaces in West Michigan

33. Plante Moran, Southfield, with West Michigan locations

47. Stryker, Kalamazoo

Best small and medium workplaces in West Michigan

MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, with West Michigan locations

Other large workplaces in Michigan

61. Quicken Loans, Detroit

72. Credit Acceptance Corporation, Southfield

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