Top 50 US Companies for Executive Women

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.

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