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Newsweek Lists UMD Among America’s Best Workplaces for Women

By Maryland Today Staff

Newsweek on Wednesday named the University of Maryland to its 2024 list of America's Greatest Workplaces for Women, recognizing employers that excel in offering fair compensation, work-life balance and proactive management on diversity.

UMD was among only 22 higher education institutions included on the magazine’s second annual list of 1,000 large and midsize companies identifying and addressing workplace inequalities.

It comes a few months after Newsweek named UMD one of America’s Greatest Employees for Diversity. Both recognitions reflect the university’s commitment to ensure that all employees feel welcome and valued.

“To be named one of America's best workplaces for women is a testament to the welcoming, equitable and supportive working environment we offer at UMD," said President Darryll J. Pines. “We recognize that our investments in people and community help us to attract and retain the most talented faculty and staff.”

This latest recognition stems from a rigorous study conducted by the data research firm Plant-A Insights. With input from over 142,000 female employees nationwide and 848,000 company reviews, this study was one of the largest independent assessments of workplace environments in America. Companies that made the cut include Google, the Walt Disney Company, Sirius XM Radio, United Airlines and Home Depot.

The acknowledgment comes just a year later after UMD was recognized on Newsweek’s 2023 list of America’s Greatest Workplaces, one of only eight universities named among 1,000 major employers. Forbes in 2023 also placed the University of Maryland on its list of America's Best-In-State Employers for the third consecutive year.

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