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By Shannon Cuthrell – Jul 30, 2016 at 4:21PM

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Here are five companies in a variety of industries, from retail to tourism, with great management opportunities for women.

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The last few decades of the 20th century saw an unprecedented increase in female professionals entering and succeeding in a traditionally male-dominated workforce.

But in recent years, percentages have stagnated for women in some career roles. One stall is the management field, in which there's still unequal gender representation.

That's probably why 77 percent of more than 15,000 women in an InHerSight survey say management opportunities from employers are most important to them.

Fortunately, there are companies out there that offer tons of management opportunities for women. Here's a snapshot of five companies that score high in the "management opportunities for women" category on InHerSight:


First up is Netflix. The increasingly popular entertainment company boasts a culture of inclusion and diversity on its website. And it has the workforce demographics to prove it, especially in creative and corporate departments where 56 percent of employees are female.

The company lives up to its InHerSight rating of 4/5 stars in management positions for women, with tons of openings in California and at offices outside the U.S.

This is not only the best place I've worked in general, but also one of the best places I've worked in terms of opportunities for women, good pay, and opportunities for women in the company to meet, network and learn. The benefits policies feel very progressive compared to other companies I've worked for. My teammates are generally more respectful and welcoming than other places I've worked, as well, and my team (in an engineering department, no less) is roughly 25% female, which is better than the industry average.

Very satisfied rater on Netflix's InHerSight page


Box, a company out of Redwood City, California, offers file management and sharing software.

With an InHerSight score of 4.4/5 stars, Box has array of management positions in offices across the U.S. Jobs are available in a number of departments, such as marketing and sales development or engineering and product/platform management.

I love working for Box, the company has a great culture, is very supportive of my outside of work commitments (family, friends, sporting, personal projects, etc) and has always shown true commitment to diversity.

Satisfied rater on Box's InHerSight page

Enterprise Holdings

Also receiving an InHerSight rank of 4.4/5 stars for management opportunities is Enterprise Holdings, a travel and tourism service company based in St. Louis, Missouri.

The company is hiring for a handful of remote and on-site positions. According to its website, Enterprise Holdings has given 8,001 internal promotions since January this year, so that's a plus.


Though headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, CEB has offices scattered all across the globe.

The consulting company gets 4/5 stars from InHerSight users in management opportunities for women and offers over 70 managerial positions in fields like information and technology, corporate functions, sales/business development and marketing.

CEB is a great place to start your career. There is a great mix of young professionals as well as experienced leaders. Although the company does have room to grow as most companies do, it does a great job of providing equal opportunities and makes a conscious effort to give women at CEB a voice.

Very satisfied rater on CEB's InHerSight page


Everyone knows Nordstrom as a famous upscale fashion retailer; but did you know it's also a great place to work? For 19 years and counting, the company has made it to Fortune's annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.

Despite its overall 3.0-star score on InHerSight, Nordstrom receives a 4.1/5 star ranking in the category of management opportunities for women. The company has over 300 managerial job openings in locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

What's compelling about this list is that each company comes from a different industry, indicating that a diverse range of employers are starting to recognize that female inclusion in management roles is important.

So if you're looking for a managerial position, check out these companies and what else they have to offer on their InHerSight pages. And while you're there, rate the management opportunities for women at the companies you've worked for too!

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