Forbes recently named Schneider National to its list of Best Employers for Women for the second consecutive year due to the carrier’s continued commitment to increasing accessibility and empowering women to succeed in the transportation industry.
The companies in the Best Employers for Women 2023 list are identified by an independent survey of over 60,000 U.S. employees, including 40,000 women who work for companies employing at least 1,000 individuals.
“It is an honor to be recognized by Forbes for the second consecutive year as a leading employer for women,” Angela Fish, Schneider executive vice president of human resources, said in a news release. “Every day, I am fortunate to experience our amazing culture, which encourages women and people of all diverse backgrounds to build and grow their careers at Schneider and support each other.”
The evaluation to be a Best Employer for Women was based on four different criteria:
- Direct recommendations: Work topics in general
- Direct recommendations: Topics relevant to women
- Indirect recommendations
- Diversity among top executive/board members
At Schneider, women account for about 12.5% of the carrier’s driver force and 40% of leadership roles, the company reported. Schneider also has the Schneider Women’s Network (SWN), an internal business group. The primary focus of the SWN is to impact and inspire women leaders with the ability to influence, develop, and enrich other women across the organization.