Press Release September 24, 2019

Alston & Bird: A Top Workplace for Women

Alston & Bird has been named a top workplace for women in a new ranking by Fortune magazine.

In the Fortune “Best Workplaces for Women™ 2019” survey, Alston & Bird ranks No. 36 among the 100 companies across the U.S. that stand apart from their peers in creating women-friendly workplaces, marking the third time in four years the firm has earned a spot on this prestigious list.

“We are proud to be recognized as a top workplace for women and fortunate to have so many talented, successful women making a difference to our clients and our firm,“ said Alston & Bird Chairman and Managing Partner Richard Hays. “Any organization that wants to succeed must harness the talents and power of all its people.”

Conducted by Fortune with research partner Great Place to Work®, the survey is based on anonymous feedback from more than 4.6 million U.S. employees and explored more than 50 different metrics that women respondents used to assess their organizations as great workplaces – covering everything from company values and leadership effectiveness, to how well women are represented in the workforce and throughout management and whether employees can reach their full potential, no matter who they are or what they do.

“It’s no coincidence that we are recognized by our own people as well as by the broader market as a best workplace in survey after survey, year after year,” said Cathy Benton, Alston & Bird chief human resources officer. “We place significant emphasis on building a culture of growth and support and creating a work environment where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.”

The ranking is the most recent workplace honor earned by Alston & Bird. Other accolades include:

  • Honored as one of Fortune’s 2019 “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” the 20th consecutive year the firm has been singled out by the magazine for its exceptional workplace culture.
  • Recognized by Forbes in its 2018 survey of “America’s Best Employers” for the second year in a row.
  • Rated a best place to work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in its 2019 Corporate Equality Index, the 15th consecutive year the firm has earned this distinction.
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