HR Update

U of M Named a Best Employer for Women

Forbes recently named the University of Minnesota a Best Employer for Women 2023. To identify the top-rated 400 companies, Forbes conducted an independent survey of 60,000 employees in the U.S. working for U.S. companies with at least 1,000 employees. 

This award recognizes the University’s demonstrated and longstanding commitment to supporting women employees. For example: 

  • Founded in 1960, the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center serves employees and students and was the first campus-based women’s center in the U.S.
  • Employee affinity groups include University Indigenous Women & Women of Color, Morris’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity, and Duluth’s Commission for Women. Additionally, the Women in Technology group seeks to advance women’s careers in technology.
  • The Women’s Faculty Cabinet recommends guidelines and policies to the Provost, Faculty Senate, Deans, and Departments on issues affecting women, gender equity, and campus life.
  • Boynton Health, which serves employees and students at our Twin Cities campus, is named after Dr. Ruth Boynton, former director of University health services. She was the first, and for many years, only woman in the country directing a co-educational health service.

Additionally, the U of M offers comprehensive benefits, including low-cost medical insurance, parental leave, and robust primary and secondary retirement plan options. 

Thank you to our women employees for everything you do to ensure the long-term success of the University!

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