Top 100 Sustainable and Inclusive Employers in Baltimore


CULTURE…it is what makes your business unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes.

Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. 


poweredbyCULTURE is an exclusive regional collective of employers that have made a commitment to a sustainable and inclusive workplace culture.

“A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue, interest, or work together to achieve a common objective.” 



The poweredbyCULTURE100 is a program to recognize and bring together an exclusive collective of Maryland’s top CEO’s and executives with the common mission to promote vibrant workplace experiences throughout the state.

Our research team started with more than 1,000 companies. Initially, we focused on what we call Tier 1 companies. Companies that it is easy and obvious from how they communicate that culture is at the heart of their existence. 

We also found some amazing Tier 2 companies that applied on their own or were referred to us. A Tier 2 company is one that quietly runs a successful business with an innovative workplace culture. 

We are ready to announce the 100 most innovative workplace cultures in greater Baltimore.

The companies being recognized in 2021 are especially unique because they were mostly identified prior to the shutdown. That situation forced these leaders to act decisively and do things that are contrary to how they had run their companies. Words like restructure, furlough, layoffs, pay-cuts, PPP and work from home, were not part of the poweredbyCULTURE vocabulary.

They were left with no choice. While we believe that these leaders acted with care and concern as they did what they had to do, we also understand, it left scars. Scars on the team that believed and trusted the culture and scars on the leaders that, for the time being, let some team members down. 

We also know that things will return to normal and these companies, these leaders will quickly return to their core values.

Now more than ever, employees want a mission and a purpose to fight for. Now more than ever poweredbyCULTURE leaders are ready and willing to stand up and deliver for the teams they love.


We are proud to recognize these companies and provide them with a platform to communicate their belief system, recruit and retain employees, do business with others and most of all…..LEAD.