Have you heard of Glassdoor? It's a very popular job search sites that allows both the employed and the employable to rate their experiences from the interview process clear through their separation. Sounds pretty useful, right? Wouldn't a tool like that be awesome if you could rate employers based on how female-friendly they are? You're in luck! InHerSight.com was created for exactly that purpose.
Launched on January 1, 2015 by Founder and CEO Ursula Mead, this Alexandria, Virginia-based start-up has been already been featured in the Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, CNN Money, and Bustle. The mission is simply, "...to improve the workplace for women by measuring it. We bring women’s insights together into a common framework to show what’s working and what’s not at companies, and to help more women find their ideal workplace."
Mead recognizes that women's roles are ever-evolving and that the workplace must be a good fit for where they need to be at every stage of their lives:
"Success and 'having it all' mean different things to women at different times in their lives and careers. We need the opportunity to find the workplaces where we have our best chance to thrive."
After creating an account, women and men alike can get started rating current and past employers right away. There are already thousands of reviews. The site also provides personalized matches with companies that meet your specific needs as well as job search capability. Employers can claim their pages and share valuable information about their company's culture and perks while connecting with top female talent.
At InHerSite.com, companies are ranked in a variety of areas to determine how "women-friendly" they are. The categories include equal opportunities for men and women, female representation in top leadership, management opportunities for women, family leave and family growth support, schedule and flexibility, compensation, learning opportunities, wellness, social environment, and overall satisfaction. Top companies score 4+ out of 5 stars.
Many women have expressed grave concerns about their career prospects since Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump, citing in a recent InHerSite.com poll that, "She made it far, but still lost to a man who is less qualified for the job. This is what we go through every day."
Looks like InHerSite.com is an idea whose time has come.