Creating an awesome work environment | By Kyle Danielson | August 11, 2021

Nelnet Recognized as One of the Best Employers For Women

Nelnet was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best 250 Employers For Women. These rankings were made by surveying 50,000 people, including 30,000 women, at companies with over 1,000 employees. Factors taken into account include representation at the executive and board levels, and initiatives to improve gender equity.

It’s an honor to be held in high regard by our female associates and be a part of this list. Nelnet is dedicated to serving others, and we like to think that’s a major reason why so many associates love working here. Whether it’s customers, associates, or communities, Nelnet strives to support anyone we can.

One way we support women in the workplace is through the Nelnet Women’s Leadership Network (NWLN). The NWLN is an Associate Resource Group for Nelnet associates, intended to create additional career opportunities and a supportive community to help women at Nelnet be successful in leadership roles.

With recurring events, the NWLN focuses on career, leadership, mentor opportunities, and business skill development. The initiative has both an external focus to offer activities and events that provide opportunities to develop relationships and learn from others outside the company, and an internal focus on providing resources to enhance women’s leadership and business development skills and mentoring within the company.​​​​​​​

Nelnet also strives to create an awesome work environment for everyone with great benefits packages that associates can customize to best achieve their personal goals. We listen to associate feedback and facilitate an annual Culture Survey to find new areas to make Nelnet a great place to work.

Associates have been working safely from home since 2020, and we have opportunities for professional growth through Nelnet University. Associates can take courses to advance in their current career, or develop the skills to transition into a new one.

These are just a few of the reasons why so many women enjoy working at Nelnet. If you are interested in a career at Nelnet, check out our open positions and find one that’s right for you.


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