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Forbes Names Duke Among 'Best Employers for Women' in 2018

First-ever Forbes ranking recognizes Duke for work issues such as career, family support and more

Forbes has named Duke University among "America’s Best Employers For Women," ranking the university among 300 employers in its first list of this kind.

Forbes partenered with online statistics partner Statista to survey 40,000 Americans, including 25,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

Duke University is ranked #159, according to the Forbes list, which was released Tuesday. 

"We are always pleased for Duke to receive external recognition that helps to validate the positive culture and experience of working at Duke," said Kyle Cavanaugh, vice president for Duke's administration. "Such recognition highlights the efforts of thousands of our colleagues who work hard every day to make Duke the best it can be."

According to a story by Vicky Valet of the Forbes staff, all surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share opinions. Respondents rated their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. Statista asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity, according to Forbes. Respondents were also asked to nominate organizations in industries outside their own, according to Forbes. 

The 300 companies receiving the highest total scores were awarded "The Best Employers for Women 2018."

Read the full Forbes report.