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Forbes Ranks BlueCross #12 Best Employer for Women

Company earns top ranking among Tennessee employers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BlueCross) has been recognized as a 2022 Best Employer for Women by Forbes, ranking 12th out of 400 employers across the nation.

“Women make up 74 percent of our workforce, so we understand the need for a culture where our employees feel fulfilled and able to balance their work and personal lives,” said Ron Harris, vice president of corporate workforce diversity. “It’s rewarding to see our commitment honored with the highest ranking in Tennessee and among other insurers and Blue plans.”

The Best Employers for Women rankings were determined through an independent survey from a sample of approximately 50,000 U.S. employees – including 30,000 women – who work for companies with at least 1,000 people.

Survey participants were asked to rate their employer on topics such as culture, career development opportunities, salary and wages, and how likely they’d recommend their employer to others. The responses were then reviewed for potential gender gaps, and female respondents were asked to rate their employers on factors like discrimination, parental leave and pay equity. 

This designation is the third Forbes ranking earned by the company this year. In early 2022, BlueCross was named one of America’s Best Large Employers. The insurer was also honored as one of the country’s Best Employers for Diversity for the fifth consecutive year.

For more information about the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, visit

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan serving more than 3.3 million members in Tennessee and around the country. The Chattanooga-based company was founded in 1945 and has served the state for more than 75 years. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s news center at

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