Fortune magazine has named Arby's Restaurant Group to its list of 100 Best Workplaces for Women. In fact, Arby's is the highest-ranked restaurant brand on the list and is the only quick-service restaurant selected, a news release said. This is the first time Arby's has been named to the list and follows Arby's recent announcement of being named by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.
"We've worked hard to build a culture that's centered on hospitality and innovation," said ARG CEO Paul Brown, in a news release. "We strive to promote values like Make a Difference, Play Fair and Dream Big, which helps to create a work environment that is equitable and inclusive to all of our diverse workforce."
Today, ARG's workforce of 25,000 team members is 60 percent women. Product innovation, human resources, and information technology departments are each led by women.
"Arby's is an organization where, regardless of your age or gender or ethnicity, you can grow and succeed," ARG Chief People Officer Melissa Strait, said in the release. "Recognitions like this affirm that we're making a real impact."
Rankings on the 100 Best Workplaces for Women are based on feedback from more than 400,000 employees at Great Place to Work-certified organizations. The survey gauged women's assessment of their organization's culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace.