BDO USA, LLP Named One of the 2016 “Top 60 Companies for Executive Women” By the National Association of Female Executives

March 2016

Jerry Walsh
March 1, 2016                                                                                        

Chicago, IL -- BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms, has been named one of the 2016 “NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives.  The NAFE award recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters the careers of talented women.  Accenture, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey & Company, Prudential and Procter & Gamble were among the other businesses recognized.  The full list of this year’s winners is posted on and on
"We are very proud that NAFE has recognized our firm as a leader in supporting and promoting women executives," said Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO USA.  "Over the past ten years, 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 business.”
“I am happy to report that female representation in senior management positions continues to inch up at the NAFE Top Companies,” says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE President. “Though progress of women into senior positions has slowed nationally, the 2016 NAFE Top Companies are leading the way in moving women in power positions where they have the influence to innovate and boost profits.”

About the Methodology
The 2016 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.

Other Honors
BDO USA has been named a Best Company by Working Mother Magazine for five consecutive years and been recognized with the When Work Works Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for six consecutive years.
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.  The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 1,300 offices in over 150 countries. 

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information, please visit:

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.