Women at Work

Fairygodboss offers women a site to review, rate companies’ female policies

Fairygodboss provides helpful information to female job-seekers. (Nick Karvounis via Unsplash)

A new website aimed at allowing female employees to rate and review their employers’ policies towards women has drawn close to 20,000 reviews in the first years of its existence. Fairygodboss, a mashup of the review sites Yelp and Glassdoor with a female focus, was started by entrepreneur Georgene Huang when she was job-hunting while pregnant a few years ago, according to The Atlantic. Huang looked for information about companies’ policies towards mothers, but couldn’t find much. She launched Fairygodboss in March of 2015 with Romy Newman, a former colleague, and the site has so far drawn 19,000 reviews on more than 7,000 employers.

In addition to yielding helpful information to female job-seekers, the reviews have revealed some interesting data to the founders: the longer maternity leave available to an employee, the more satisfied the employee is at a job, for example. Women also rated companies highly when management teams were made up of men and women, rather than just men, and when female employees were treated equally at work.

Read the full story at The Atlantic.

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