North Chicago, IL
Chairman & CEO Richard Gonzalez Senior VP, HR Timothy Richmond
Growing rapidly, the Women Leaders in Action network run by this biopharmaceutical company boasts nearly 1,400 members (up from 1,000 in 2015); within the past year alone, it has piloted mentoring circles, spawned numerous development workshops and introduced an executive-leadership series. The company’s decision to track diversity metrics shines an additional spotlight on female employees. To ensure women get prime opportunities, it has trained 1,000 managers to root out any underlying bias. In some business functions, moms living far from HQ can stretch themselves by applying for short-term “relocations” there and using telecommuting options.