In this #MeToo era, women are standing up to be heard — and it looks like some North Carolina companies are listening, too.

Forbes recently teamed up with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked most by female workers. It was based on various workplace criteria that included pay equity, diversity, family support, working conditions, and parental leave.

The list is a mixed bag of firms, including retail, finance, healthcare and education.

The Estee Lauder Companies took the top spot. However, a number of companies headquartered here in the Tar Heel State featured on the list.

Among them: Winston-Salem-based BB&T, which placed No. 63 and Atrium Health, at No. 240 and Duke Energy at no. 272, both out of Charlotte.

Interestingly, Forbes broke down America’s best employers by state, Duke Energy appeared much higher — in second place.

Other IT/drug companies with headquarters elsewhere, but a strong presence in the Triangle, also made the cut: Cisco (54), GlaxoSmithKline (77), IBM (202) and IQVIA (274).

IQVIA, in particular, expressed pride to be there. “It’s the expertise and creativity of our talented employee base that advances our strategic vision to break new ground within the life sciences industry, drive healthcare innovation and accelerate transformation through disruptive technologies,” IQVIA’s chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib, said in a statement.

The list was compiled by surveying 60,000 Americans, including 40,000 women, working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.

From 1-50, best to worst: Employees rate tech job employers across Triangle

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