DURHAM, N.C. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) has been named to the 2022 list of The Best Employers for Women 2022 by Forbes Magazine and has been ranked #246 out of 400.

“Building a culture at Blue Cross NC where all employees feel welcome and accepted is a top priority for us,” said Fara Palumbo, Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer. “As a company made up of a strong workforce of women at all levels, having an inclusive, supportive environment is critical. This recognition is an honor and a validation that Blue Cross NC is on the right track as we continue our commitment to recruit, promote, and retain talented women.”

Companies on “America’s Best Employers for Women” list were chosen based on an independent survey of more than 50,000 employees currently working at companies with at least 1,000 workers in the U.S. Female employees were asked how likely they were to recommend their company to others, their opinion on the atmosphere, working conditions, salary and wages for female employees, and the employer’s offering of parental leave, handling of discrimination, representation, and career opportunities. The final list ranks the 300 employers who scored the best in these categories from survey participants.

Blue Cross NC is proud to offer equitable benefits to all employees. Employees receive twelve weeks of paid parental leave, flexible work options, tuition reimbursement, professional development, childcare services, an employee assistance program and more, to give them the support and resources needed to grow in their careers.

This designation is the third Forbes ranking earned this year and just the latest accolade of the work environment and culture at Blue Cross NC. The company has also been recognized by:

  • Seramount – Best Companies for Multicultural Women
  • Forbes Magazine – Best Employers for Diversity
  • Forbes Magazine – America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022
  • Great Place to Work – Certified as a “Great Place to Work”
  • Working Mother Magazine – “100 Best Companies”
  • Workforce Magazine – Top 100
  • Computer World – 100 Best Places to Work in IT
  • Ethisphere Institute – One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

To learn more about the culture at Blue Cross NC, visit bluecrossnc.com.