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Empowering Women in the Workplace: SNHU named a “Best Employer for Women” by Forbes

Diversity among leadership, board considered in rankings

Manchester, N.H. (July 25, 2023) Today, Forbes announced Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is recognized as one of the “Best Employers for Women” in the U.S. for 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. SNHU ranks in the top 70 among the 400 employers to make the list.

"Fostering a flexible and supportive work environment that celebrates the strengths of women is a top priority at SNHU,” said Danielle Stanton, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, SNHU. "Women are well represented at every level of the university and receiving this honor two years in a row acknowledges our commitment to empowering women and creating opportunities for professional growth.”

The Forbes list of The Best Employers for Women was conducted through an independent survey by Statista that included around 40,000 women in the U.S. who work at companies with at least 1,000 employees.

SNHU scored well across multiple general categories in the survey, including Atmosphere and Development; Image; Working Conditions; Salary/Wage; Workplace; Diversity; and Likelihood of Recommendation.

Rankings are also based on work-related categories considered most relevant to women, including Parental Leave; Family Support; Flexibility; Discrimination; Representation and Career; and Pay Equity.

Diversity among top executives and board of directors also plays a role in the ranking. In recent years, SNHU reduced the size of its Board of Trustees and increased diversity and gender balance. Currently, 8 of 15 members, including the board chair, are women, while university leadership is made up of 70% women.

About Southern New Hampshire University: Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with a 90-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 180,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as one of the “Most Innovative" regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at

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About Southern New Hampshire University

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SNHU is a nonprofit, accredited university with a mission to make high-quality education more accessible and affordable for everyone.

Founded in 1932, and online since 1995, we’ve helped countless students reach their goals with flexible, career-focused programs. Our 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH is home to over 3,000 students, and we serve over 135,000 students online. Visit our about SNHU page to learn more about our mission, accreditations, leadership team, national recognitions and awards.