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Named One of Best Employers for Women by Forbes
August 11, 2023

St. Luke’s University Health Network has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. St. Luke’s is the only employer in the Lehigh Valley to be named to the list and is one of only two healthcare employers in Pennsylvania to receive the designation.

“St. Luke’s works diligently to attract and retain female employees throughout every level of our organization,” said Evan Ochs, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “Women have unique needs and skillsets, and St. Luke’s strives to support both. This recognition from Forbes is the latest confirmation that St. Luke’s is a caring organization that believes our employees are our most important asset.”

According to Forbes, its annual ranking of America’s Best Employers for Women is intended “to help women identify companies that serve their needs and for companies to evaluate their own treatment of women in their workforce.” Created in partnership with market research firm Statista, the list is derived from surveys of more than 60,000 workers at companies with at least 1,000 employees.

About 40,000 women were asked to rate their company in areas such as working environment, salary and employee diversity, and then whether they would recommend their company to a friend or family member. Their answers also were compared to those of 20,000 men to assess any significant differences in workplace perception.

Women were also asked to rate their employer based on factors such as pay equity, parental-leave policies, leadership training programs for women, representation of women in upper management, and employer response to incidents of discrimination. Further research was conducted into each company’s presence of women in executive management or board positions. These categories were evaluated and combined to create a final score. The 400 companies with the highest scores made the list.

As with all Forbes lists, companies do not pay any fee to be considered. See full list here: