Forbes has named the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) among "America’s Best Employers For Women," ranking in the top 20 among 300 employers nationwide.
MCCCD is ranked #19, according to the Forbes list, which was released last week. MCCCD is ranked #4 in the Education industry.
MCCCD is also the only employer in the state of Arizona to be named on this list.
This is Forbe's first-ever ranking of the top 300 companies best supporting their female employees in a range of areas, including pay equity and opportunities for advancement.
Forbes used market research firm Statista to come up with the list. According to Forbes, Statista surveyed 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. The surveys were anonymous.
We should celebrate the progress we’re making towards becoming a national leader in higher education and a driving force for economic andworkforce development in Arizona. This recognition is an encouraging acknowledgment of our committed focus on diversity and validates MCCCD's commitment to creating an environment that enables women — and all employees — to realize their full potential.