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Ryan Honored Again as One of the Best Workplaces for Women by FORTUNE Magazine

Press Release Nov 12, 2018

DALLAS (Nov. 12, 2018) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, has been honored as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women by FORTUNE’s Great Place to Work®. This marks the second time FORTUNE has named Ryan to this national list.

The ranking considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from Great Place to Work-certified companies. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the trust female employees have in executive leadership and management, mutual respect of others in the workplace, fairness of workplace decisions, and camaraderie among the team. Rankings are based on employee feedback about companies that provide women with equally great experiences as their counterparts, regardless of their role in the organization.

“This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are heading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of the industry, can be great workplaces for women,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Empowering women in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s a business imperative. Other organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies that reward women for their achievements and contribute to driving the entire company forward.” 

Ryan is committed to attracting and retaining world-class professionals at all levels of their careers. The Firm offers a flexible and pioneering work environment that is a result of conducting in-depth interviews with 37 Ryan senior leaders. The Firm’s approach led to equal career opportunities for all team members, a world-class benefits program that focuses on the total well-being of the individual, and career development that is supported at all management levels, beginning with Ryan’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer G. Brint Ryan and Global President and Chief Operating Officer Ginny B. Kissling.

The female makeup of Ryan’s workforce includes:

  • 50 percent of 1,523 U.S. full-time positions
  • 45 percent of 285 frontline managers or supervisors
  • 30 percent of 299 mid-level managers

“Earning this national recognition again as a premier workplace for women reinforces our ongoing efforts to develop a diverse and balanced workforce,” said Ryan. “One of our biggest honors is from our female associates and tax professionals who recognize that Ryan promotes the highest level of work-life success.”

About the Best Workplaces for Women

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 540,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing