Upstate Medical University among best employers for women

Upstate Medical University has been named among America’s best employers for women in 2023, according to Forbes.

Upstate Medical University was ranked number 33 on the list.

This list is produced by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Employers have been identified in an independent survey of 60,000 workers at companies with at least 1,000 employees within the United States. The sample included about 40,000 women.

Survey participants were asked to offer their perceptions on various issues, including atmosphere and development, working conditions, salary and wage, workplace and diversity, parental leave, family support, representation and career, and pay equity.

Participants were given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively concerning diversity. Only the recommendations of women were considered. Diversity among top executives and boards was also considered.

“This important recognition reflects Upstate’s ongoing work to build on a centuries-old tradition and culture of inclusiveness and equity for all,” said Upstate Medical University President Mantosh Dewan, MD. “We are pleased with this recognition from Forbes and believe it is reflective in the work we do in teaching, research, clinical care and community outreach. All of our employees should take pride in this well-deserved accolade.”

Dewan said the highlight is well-timed in that it is comes during the 175th anniversary of coed medical education at Upstate, the first co-ed medical college in the nation. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to earn a medical degree in the United States when she graduated in 1849 from Geneva Medical College, the precursor to Upstate Medical University.

Upstate has also appeared on the following Forbes lists: best large employer in America (2023) and America’s best employers by state (2022)