An ad agency, a nonprofit organization and a military base are winners of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Best Workplaces for Women Awards.
Recipients of the award for an ideal woman-friendly workplace are Balcom Agency in the small business category (1-50 employees); Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains in the medium business category (51-200 employees); and Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base in the large business category (201 plus employees).
The Chamber announced the three winners May 5 at City Club of Fort Worth. Guest speaker at the event was Megan Hottman, the “cyclist-lawyer” from Golden, Colo.
Presented bi-annually, the awards are part of the Chamber’s Women Influencing Business (WIB) program. The award was developed in 2011 with help from Texas Woman’s University to recognize best practices by local businesses in recruiting and retaining women employees.
“Companies are competing every day on the basis of their workforce, and this award recognizes the most original and effective approaches for advancing female talent,” said Marilyn Gilbert, executive vice president of marketing, Fort Worth Chamber. “These employers are serious about recruiting and rewarding women team members.”
This spring, 26 applicants and 12 finalists were judged on compensation and leave, ethics, work flexibility, training and mentoring, facilities, community involvement and wellness initiatives.