Closing The Gap

7 women make Glassdoor's 2019 list of America's 100 best CEOs

Cindy Mi, Founder & CEO of VIPKid, speaks during Fireside Chat on Day 2 of CNBC East Tech West at LN Garden Hotel Nansha Guangzhou on November 28, 2018 in Nansha, Guangzhou, China
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A majority of job seekers, 67%, say that a diverse workforce is important when evaluating a company or job offer, according to a Glassdoor diversity hiring survey.

Yet, just 33 companies on the Fortune 500 have a woman CEO. That's an increase from last year's total of 24, but it signals that corporate America still has a long way to go in its efforts to hire and promote more women.

Looking at the roughly 900,000 employers on its platform, Glassdoor analyzed which CEOs received the best approval ratings from its staff. Out of the 100 CEOs ranked in the U.S., seven women made the cut.

Leading the pack is In-N-Out Burger CEO Lynsi Snyder, who ranked third out of 100 with a 99% approval rating. Following Snyder is Cathy Engelbert with a 97% rating. (Though Engelbert will officially take on a new role as commissioner of the WNBA on July 17, she was still CEO of Deloitte during the time period employee reviews considered for this ranking were submitted.)

These are the women who made Glassdoor's 2019 list of America's top 100 CEOs:

100. Cindy Mi, VIPKID

VIPKID Founder and CEO Cindy Mi speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 20, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
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CEO approval rating: 90%

Employee review: "Flexible, no minimum hours or maximum hours, great pay, great parents and students!"

72. Lynne Doughtie, KPMG

KPMG CEO and Chairman Lynne Doughtie
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CEO approval rating: 92%

Employee review: "Great work life balance. Young professionals who become friends. Hard to beat five weeks paid time off in addition to the firm holidays."

61. Tricia Griffith, Progressive Insurance

Tricia Griffith, CEO of The Progressive Group
Source: The Progressive Group

CEO approval rating: 93%

Employee review: "Flexible work arrangement, access to a lot of resources/technology, work/life balance, nice campuses, good management, a lot of different opportunities/jobs, campuses are located near shops, restaurants and park systems, pay is excellent."

53. Pamela M. Nicholson, Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings CEO Pamela Nicholson.
Photo Credit: Enterprise Holdings

CEO approval rating: 94%

Employee review: "Everyone who has succeeded in Enterprise Holdings started at the beginning as a management trainee. You have the ability to reach out to nearly anyone in any position and they will be able to relate, answer questions, and help keep you motivated. You forge relationships with other employees that last a lifetime."

52. Colleen Wegman, Wegmans Food Market

L-R: Wegman family - SVP Nicole Wegman, Chairman Danny Wegman and CEO and president Colleen Wegman
Courtesy of Wegmans

CEO approval rating: 94%

Employee review: "Management really cares about the work and their well-being. There are two yearly raises and you get awarded 20 hours pay for not taking a vacation as a part-timer, one extra dollar per hour on Sundays and there is plenty of opportunity to work more hours for more money if you just ask."

15. Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte*

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CEO approval rating: 97%

Employee review: "You are assigned a coach who is invested in your career and leadership seems genuinely engaged in your success."

*Engelbert will officially take on a new role as commissioner of the WNBA on July 17. She was still CEO of Deloitte during the time period employee reviews considered for this ranking were submitted.

3. Lynsi Snyder, In-N-Out Burger

Lynsi Snyder, formerly Lynsi Torres, the owner and president of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant chain, stands for a photograph with her trophy after winning the National Hot Rod Association's Lucas Oil Drag Racing
Bob Johnson

CEO approval rating: 99%

Employee review: "People are genuine, intelligent, diverse, hard working, honest and overall good human beings. The leaders are amazing mentors who focus on serving others, and simply love all people."

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