How to Get Equity for Women in Tech Jobs

4 Best Practices From IBM, Dell, Monsanto, BASF

By Barbara Frankel

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s comment—at a women’s engineering conference—that it’s good karma for women not to ask for raises has set off a firestorm in corporate America about pay equity and opportunities for women in tech jobs.

With that in mind, we interviewed four Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 companies that have strong track records in hiring and promoting women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) positions. All of the companies—IBM (No. 23), BASF (No. 26), Dell (No. 32) and Monsanto (No. 46)—emphasize the importance of having an inclusive corporate culture, reaching out early and often, using the women’s employee resource group for recruitment and talent development, and making sure there is plenty of opportunity for advancement for women in tech careers.

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