SmartBug Media® Garners Accolades for Best CEOs for Women, Outstanding Leadership Teams, and Exemplary Career Growth

June 16, 2023 : Leading digital agency SmartBug announced today that it has received three prestigious Comparably awards this quarter. SmartBug CEO Jen Spencer was recognized as No. 30 on the Best CEOs for Women list, while the company ranked No. 43 for Best Leadership Teams and No. 31 for Best Career Growth. Based on employee sentiment, these accolades place SmartBug among the ranks of global giants like ADP, HubSpot, and Adobe. This brings the total number of Comparably awards earned by SmartBug since 2018 to an impressive 39.

SmartBug, founded in 2008, has operated as a fully remote agency. It prioritizes employee development, work-life balance, and fostering a sense of belonging as integral parts of its company culture. These values have attracted diverse professionals, resulting in a workforce of 220 employees across the United States and worldwide.

CEO Jen Spencer expressed the company’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment that supports employee learning and growth. The Comparably awards testify to SmartBug’s dedication to building strong leaders and nurturing employee development.

SmartBug organizes quarterly Certification Days to encourage continuous learning, during which employees can dedicate an entire workday to attending classes and tutorials. Additionally, every employee has an annual professional development and book budget. SmartBugapalooza, the company’s annual in-person conference, brings employees together for several days of connection and team-building.

The Comparably awards are determined based on anonymous feedback from current employees who rate their employers on The rankings for Best CEOs for Women, Best Leadership Teams, and Best Career Growth are derived from female employee approval of their CEO, employee approval of their leadership team, and employee satisfaction with professional development opportunities, respectively.

These awards are compiled from a dataset of 20 million ratings across 70,000 companies. Participation in the awards does not require fees or costs, nor is nomination necessary. For a comprehensive list of award-winning companies and further details about the evaluation methodology, visit the Comparably website.