Named Top 50 Company for Executive Women 2017

February 2017

BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of the 2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.  The NAFE award recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line.  Accenture, American Express, Dupont, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble were among the other businesses recognized.  The NAFE Top 60 Companies, released today, are featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother. The full list of this year’s winners can be found at workingmother.com/nafe.
 
"We are very proud to once again be recognized by NAFE for our leadership in supporting and promoting women executives," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  "BDO has achieved impressive growth in the percentage of women at the partner, senior manager and manager levels.  As a firm, we are committed to building and retaining a diverse workforce through our inclusion initiatives and championing career growth through various programs.  Diversity is good for our people and it is good for business.”
 
“The NAFE Top 60 Companies for Executive Women are true leaders.  They have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture where talented women are nurtured, promoted and thrive,” says Betty Spence, President of NAFE. “We are very proud to honor their contributions to the advancement of women in the workplace.”
 
About the Methodology
The 2017 NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on female representation at all levels, especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss ranks. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance. In order to be eligible for the NAFE Top Companies survey, entrants must have a minimum of 1,000 employees, two women on the Board of Directors and be a public or private company. NAFE also separately names the Top 10 companies in the nonprofit sector.