The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) announced their Top 50 US Companies for Executive Women. As per the survey’s findings, now women make up 25% of corporate executives up from 22% last year vs. 14% at the Fortune 500. The new report, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute for NAFE, also finds that women now occupy 26% of all board of director seats at the NAFE Top 50 compared with 17% across the Fortune 500.
The Top 10 Companies for 2013 are: Abbott, AstraZeneca, General Mills, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Marriott International, Procter & Gamble, Prudential Financial and State Farm.
The NAFE Top 50 Companies lead corporate America in recruiting, retaining and advancing women. Some findings from this year’s research include:
- Women now make up 22% of the profit-and-loss corporate executives, up from 19% last year.
- Female CEO representation at the NAFE Top 50 Companies held steady at 10% vs. 4% for the Fortune 500.
- Women make up 26% of the leaders of billion-dollar divisions at the NAFE Top Companies, up from 23% last year.
- The percentage of board seats occupied by women increased this year to 26% (vs 17% across the Fortune 500) after remaining steady for three years.
For a complete list of the 2013 NAFE Top 50 Companies for Executive Women and the Top 10 Nonprofit Companies, click here. The complete report is also published in the February/March issue of Working Mother.