55. Dow Corning
What makes it so great?
Women excel at this specialty-chemical company, holding 45% of top executive slots and 26% of managerial positions, including CIO Abbe Mulders and CEO Stephanie Burns, who started as research chemist in 1983.

Headquarters: Midland, Mich.
Top 3 (of 13) U.S. locations: Midland , Hemlock , Carrollton
2005 revenue ($ millions): 3,879
U.S. employees 4,052
Employees outside U.S. 4,031
New jobs (1 year) 287
% job growth (1 year) 8
% voluntary turnover 3
Applicants 15,000
Most common job (salaried):
Supply Chain
Most common job (hourly):
Supply Chain
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 50
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 10%
% women 25%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
From the January 22, 2007 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.