Forward Recognized in Built In’s 2023 Best Places To Work Awards

January 11, 2023 | Company News

January 11, 2023 – Built In announced today that Forward Financing was honored in its 2023 Best Places To Work Awards. Forward was included on the list for Fully Remote Best Midsize Places to Work. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises, and honors both remote-first employers as well as companies located in large tech markets across the U.S.

In 2022, Forward launched its Employee Choice policy, allowing their people to choose where they live and work. Almost all employees have the option to decide where they want to work, whether it’s in their Boston office, at home, or wherever life takes them. Forward is all about workplace flexibility – they care more about team members’ contributions than where they get their work done.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Built In for the fourth year in a row!” said Shannon Braley, SVP of People at Forward. “Our Employee Choice policy has provided so much flexibility for our people this past year, and we’re committed to continuing to foster our award-winning culture in this remote-first environment.”

Forward employees get the best of both worlds – the ability to work from anywhere, with the option to connect in-person anytime. In addition to launching their Employee Choice policy, 2022 marked the start to their semi-annual Forward Palooza event, gathering team members from near and far for multiple days of in-person workshops, business updates, and team-building. These events are a fun way to ensure organizational alignment and foster connection.

Built In determines the winners of Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation and benefits. To reflect the benefits candidates are searching for more frequently on Built In, the program also weighs criteria like remote and flexible work opportunities, programs for DEI, and other people-first cultural offerings.

“It’s my honor to congratulate this year’s Best Places to Work winners,” said Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer, Built In. “These exemplary companies understand their people are their most valuable asset, and they’ve stepped up to meet the modern professional’s new expectations, including the desire to work for companies that deliver purpose, growth, and inclusion. These winners set the stage for a human-centered future of work, and we can’t wait to see that future unfold.”

About Built In

Built In is creating the largest platform for technology professionals globally. Monthly, millions of the industry’s most in-demand professionals visit the site from across the world. They rely on our platform to stay ahead of tech trends and news, learn skills to accelerate their careers and find opportunities at companies whose values they share. Built In also serves 2,000 customers, innovative companies ranging from startups to those in the Fortune 500. By putting their stories in front of our uniquely engaged audience, we help them hire otherwise hard-to-reach tech professionals.

About Built In’s Best Places to Work

Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work Awards, now in its fifth year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Startup Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 100 Best Large Places to Work and Editor’s Choice: 100 Best Hybrid Places to Work. The program honors companies – remote, hybrid, and in-office – with the best total rewards packages across the U.S. and in the following tech hubs: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Colorado, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC.

About Forward Financing

Forward Financing is a fintech company headquartered in Boston that provides fast, flexible capital to small businesses nationwide that have been long underserved by traditional financing options. By simplifying the requirements, streamlining the process, and using advanced proprietary technology, Forward Financing is able to deliver approvals within minutes and funding within hours — giving more businesses the financial opportunity they need to thrive. Plus, with their dedicated teams and award-winning service, customers get personalized support when they need it most.

Since 2012, Forward Financing has expanded Main Street’s access to capital by providing over $1.9 billion in funding to more than 45,000 small businesses. The company is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, with an ‘Excellent / 4.9 stars’ rating on Forward Financing has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal and Built In Boston and is certified as a Great Place to Work®. Forward Financing is committed to helping their people and the small businesses they serve to achieve their full potential.