Today, the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) has announced the results from its third annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard” initiative, which evaluates employment practices of organizations in the St. Louis region. The Scorecard is the area’s only initiative incentivizing and educating employers to create workplaces where women can thrive. This year, WFSTL is recognizing 17 St. Louis employers that demonstrated excellence in four areas of workplace gender equity – leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention.

In addition to announcing the honorees, the WFSTL released its 2020 Action Plan for Employers, which outlines specific steps employers can take in 2020 to improve their workplaces for women, including establishing a paid family leave policy of at least two weeks; eliminating questions about salary history during the interview process; and assembling an Employee Resource Group to explore, discuss and make further recommendations to improve the workplace for women and families.

The Women in the Workplace Scorecard recognizes 17 small, medium and large companies in the St. Louis region who showed a strong commitment to women in the workplace through measurable outcomes, key policies and best practices, including demonstrating results with women in a minimum of 27 percent of top leadership roles; a minimum of 25 percent of women in the top 10 percent of the most highly compensated employees; a starting wage higher than the Missouri minimum wage; and family-friendly flexible work policies and recruitment and retention programs targeted at advancing women. 

The Honorees include:

Small Organizations (less than 50 employees)

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis


Civil Design, Inc.

Krilogy LLC

Operation Food Search

Spry Digital

Weber Shandwick

Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt, P.C.

Missouri Foundation for Health

Medium Organizations (50-499 employees)

Brown Smith Wallace

Sapper Consulting

Wyman Center

Large Organizations (500 or more employees)

Saint Louis University

St. Louis County Government

Washington University in St. Louis

Unlike most “Best Places to Work” reports that rely on employee opinion surveys, the Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard looked at objective criteria and outcomes. Through a blind data review process by a six-person panel, the Scorecard evaluates company employment practices and their impact on gender diversity. Designated organizational representatives were asked to answer specific questions based on existing policies, practices or employee data.