Symetra Named To 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces For Women™ List

BELLEVUE, Wash. — (Oct. 24, 2023) — Symetra Life Insurance Company today announced that Fortune® magazine and Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, have recognized Symetra on the 2023 Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™ List. This is Symetra’s second consecutive appearance on the list, coming in at No. 41 among the Top 100 organizations in the large workplace category.

To determine the Best Workplaces for Women, Great Place To Work analyzed the survey responses of over 600,000 women who work for Great Place To Work Certified™ companies that were eligible for the list. Honorees were selected based on their ability to offer positive outcomes for women regardless of job role, race, sexual orientation, work status, or other demographic identifier. Great Place To Work analyzed the gender balance of each workplace compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics industry data. Companies are also assessed on how representation changes as women rise from front-line positions to the board of directors.

“We’re incredibly proud to be recognized once again by Fortune and Great Place to Work and included among the organizations whose culture reflects ‘a genuine commitment to meet the diversity of their people’s needs inside and outside the workplace,’” said Chief Human Resources Officer Anne-Marie Diouf. “We want to be an employer of choice for women, and we demonstrate that through our commitment to pay equity, gender inclusive benefits and leave and flexible work options. When women at Symetra are empowered and feel equitable in ways big and small, we are a better company.”

Led by CEO Margaret Meister and a gender-balanced senior leadership team, Symetra was again Certified™ by Great Place to Work® earlier this year, with 93 percent of surveyed employees saying it’s a great place to work, compared to 57 percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

In addition to its Fortune Best Workplaces for Women honors for 2023 and 2022, Symetra’s recent workplace awards and recognition include Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance (2023) and Forbes America’s Best Mid-Size Employers (2023).

“In a challenging market, companies can’t afford to leave workers on the sidelines,” says Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place To Work. “When women feel empowered to be full participants in the workplace, productivity and profit grows, insulating the organization from external pressure. We celebrate these companies who are committed to closing the gender gap, developing the next generation of women leaders to solve the complex problems we all face.”

To learn more about working at Symetra, our remote-first environment and current opportunities, visit

About the Best Workplaces for Women

Great Place To Work selected the 2023 Best Workplaces for Women List by analyzing the survey responses of over 600,000 employees who work for Great Place To Work Certified companies that also meet the criteria for this list. To be eligible, a company must employ at least 50 women, have at least 20 percent of non-executive managers who are women, and have at least one C-suite executive who’s a woman. Company rankings are derived from 60 employee experience questions within the Great Place To Work Trust Index™ Survey. Learn more about the methodology.

About Symetra

Symetra Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent financial professionals and insurance producers.

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