The top 10 companies for women in 2017, according to female employees

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These companies prioritize equal pay, fair treatment and maternity leave, according to a new report.

Controversies over the treatment of women at prominent companies like Uber show that when it comes to fair conditions and equal pay for working women, the U.S. still has a long way to go.

Wall Street alum Georgene Huang and former Google exec Romy Newman co-founded Fairygodboss, a website where women can review the companies they work for or have previously worked for, to help speed that process. As USA Today reports, the founders hope that bad reviews will push executives to work harder, and good reviews will encourage businesses to be as good as, or better than, their competitors.

This week the site released the best companies for women, ranked according to female employees' assessments of three factors: Overall job satisfaction, perceived gender equality at work and whether they would recommend other women work at the company.

Here are the top 10 companies for working women, according to the report:

10. Thomson Reuters

  • 67 percent of respondents think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 73 percent would recommend Thomson Reuters to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.6 out of 5

9. Kaiser Permanente

  • 71 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 71 percent would recommend Kaiser Permanente to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.7 out of 5

8. American Express

  • 66 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76 percent would recommend American Express to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.8 out of 5

7. Vanguard Group*

  • 72 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 72 percent would recommend Vanguard Group to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.8 out of 5

7. Apple*

  • 70 percent say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 73 percent would recommend to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.9 out of 5

*Vanguard Group and Apple tied for No. 7

6. PwC*

  • 71 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 72 percent would recommend PwC to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.8 out of 5

6. Deloitte*

  • 75 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 72 percent would recommend Deloitte to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.7 out of 5

6. Salesforce*

  • 62 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 77 percent would recommend Salesforce to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 4.1 out of 5

*PwC, Deloitte and Salesforce tied for No. 6

5. GE

  • 68 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 82 percent would recommend General Electric to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.9 out of 5

4. Pepsico

  • 76 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 76 percent would recommend PepsiCo to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.9 out of 5

3. Accenture

  • 75 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 79 percent would recommend Accenture to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 3.9 out of 5

2. Dell

  • 65 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 83 percent would recommend Dell to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 4.2 out of 5

1. Boston Consulting Group

  • 91 percent think they are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 82 percent would recommend Boston Consulting Group to other women
  • Respondents rated the company 4.3 out of 5

To be considered for the ranking, a company had to have more than 30 online reviews.

"We believe that transparency," Haung tells CNBC, "really pushes companies to improve."

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The Kaiser Permanente photo was taken by Ted Eytan and used under Creative Commons license.

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