For the third consecutive year, we are honored to place on Fortune and Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces for Women list!
One of our company’s top priorities has always been developing a best-in-class team and a high-performance culture where employees can take on some of the most impactful and innovative work of their lifetime. This award is especially meaningful because it is largely based on anonymous survey details our women employees shared about the programs and practices that make Zillow Group unique, and how fairly those experiences compared to the men at Zillow Group. A few of the top reasons for our ranking include:
- Gender Diverse Hiring Panels: Zillow Group’s use of gender diverse hiring panels has increased the number of women hired by an average of 14 percent, with some teams seeing increases as high as 26 percent.
- Meaningful work: Our work affects one of the biggest decisions a person can make – the place they will call ‘home.’ No matter what job our employees are in, each person plays a critical role in building transformational tools and services that make it easier for everyone to find and get into a home they love.
- Pay Equity: Women at Zillow Group earn $1.01 for every dollar a man with similar skills and experience makes in a comparable role. We analyze our pay for equity twice a year to ensure there are no discrepancies.
- Inclusive Benefits: While not all women are mothers, we do provide inclusive benefits to those who are – like 16 weeks of paid leave for delivering mothers and eight weeks to non-delivering parents, emergency back-up childcare, and free overnight breastmilk shipping for mothers traveling on business.
- Learning and Career Development Opportunities: Our Learning & Development team empowers employees to increase their knowledge, build their skills, and own their careers. Our internal mobility team helps employees find new opportunities at the company, Insights Training provides a chance for employees to learn more about workplace relationships, and Careers Onstage gives employees an opportunity to learn about colleagues career paths and how it might inspire their own.
We are also proud of the representation of women at Zillow Group (though we know there is always more work that can be done!) Over the past year during a time of rapid growth, we were able to improve the percentage of women in leadership roles by one point. Here is what a few of those women have to say about working at Zillow Group and advice they would give their younger selves:
“Zillow is committed to creating a workplace where every team member feels like they belong. I am proud of the work we do to support women — and all team members — and our commitment to pay equity for equal work and experience. Ultimately, our culture reflects the power of our people and this honor recognizes how our team shows up every day.” – Dawn Lyon, Chief Corporate Relations Officer
“I have been so supported as a woman in tech and in leadership at Zillow. I was promoted into management when I was 8 months pregnant with my first baby, and promoted to VP right after my second maternity leave. I feel so lucky to be at a company where I can thrive in both my personal and professional life at the same time.” – Rebekah Bastian, Vice President, Community & Culture
“Having several talented women in senior leadership positions is evidence that there is a strong commitment to ensuring Zillow Group is a place women can do the best work of their careers. Their presence sets the tone in many conversations whether it is decisions around recruiting, work assignments, or even interpersonal interactions during meetings and they help ensure our environment is inclusive and high-performing. They know inclusiveness and performance are not mutually exclusive.” – Aldona Clottey, Vice President, Premier Agent Platform
“At Zillow Group, I’ve found so many incredible opportunities to enhance my own learning and career development. The biggest and most rewarding initiative I’ve taken on was the founding of our women’s employee resource group in an effort to create career development opportunities that were missing for women throughout the company. In two years, we’ve scaled this network to nearly 1,200 passionate members, and we wouldn’t have been able to grow this rapidly had it not been for the strong support from our People Org and the “own it” culture we’ve instilled at Zillow Group.” – Mary Weiss, President of Women’s Impact Network
“It started at the very beginning. The first three people hired by founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink were women. As we’ve grown, the core value of team sport is a key aspect that makes Zillow a friendly & helpful workplace for all. That team sport value especially resonates with women. We encourage people to lead no matter their role. Everyone is strongly encouraged to take both skills and self-awareness courses to help them be more effective at making Zillow a great place to work.” – Kristin Acker, Senior Vice President, Product
“If I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to ask the “stupid” questions in the meeting. I used to be so consumed with proving that I deserved to be in the room – that I never wanted to seem like I didn’t know what we were talking about. What I’ve learned over the years is that 1) I earned my seat at the table to ask the “stupid” questions and 2) at least two other people are wondering the same thing you are!” – Racquel Russell, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs
We are so proud of this award and of our employees who work hard every day to create our award-winning culture.