Forbes names ICON in list of Best Employers in America for Women

ICON recognised as top employer for women in anonymous survey of 75,000 employees

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE) — ICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a leading global provider of drug development and commercialisation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries today announced that it has been recognised in the 2020 Forbes List of America’s Best Employers for Women for the second consecutive year.

Forbes collaborated with market research firm Statista, surveying 75,000 Americans, including 45,000 women, working for businesses that employ more than 1,000 workers. The respondents spanned 31 industries and were asked to share their opinions on a series of statements about their respective employers’ culture, opportunities for career development, image, working conditions, salary and diversity.

“We’re delighted to be recognised in the Forbes list of Best Employers for Women for the second consecutive year”, commented Joe Cronin, Chief Human Resources Officer, ICON. “As the only CRO named in 2020, we’re proud of our unique culture at ICON and the resilience of our teams during challenging times. We are committed to ensuring that all of our employees are able to build fulfilling and successful careers at ICON and that we create an inclusive workplace where every employee can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day in pursuit of our mission to accelerate the development of medicines that improve and save patient lives.”

Earlier this year ICON was ranked in Forbes list of 2020 Best Employers for Diversity. A full list of ICON’s industry awards can be viewed here.

About ICON plc

ICON plc is a global provider of drug and device development and commercialisation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations. The company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development – from compound selection to Phase I-IV clinical studies. With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, ICON currently operates from 94 locations in 40 countries and has approximately 15,150 employees as of June 30, 2020.

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