The National Association for Female Executives Names BDO USA, LLP One of the 2018 “Top 70 Companies for Executive Women”

March 2018

Jerry Walsh

Chicago, IL -- BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, has been named one of the 2018 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.  American Express, Bank of America, Dupont, Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Co and Prudential Financial were among the other businesses recognized.  The NAFE Top 70 Companies, released today, is featured in April/May issue of Working Mother. The full report on this year’s winners is listed here.
“By focusing on where women professionals want and need support, BDO has made significant strides in improving their experience at the firm, while creating a culture that will enhance the experience for future BDO women,” said Cathy Moy, Chief People Officer of BDO USA.  “Recognition from organizations like NAFE is an important third-party endorsement of the progress we have made.  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.”
BDO scored particularly well in the “women’s issues and advancement” category, which includes the firm’s programs to support women’s advancement. Over the past few years, women’s inclusion has reinforced its strategy by bringing in the voices of women at various stages of their career — introducing both the early career and mid-career women’s councils. Women’s inclusion was bolstered further in Fiscal Year 2018 with all communications and events focusing on the three areas top of mind for women professionals:  self-confidence, mentorship and career advancement.
“NAFE’s annual scrutiny of women’s progress at American companies offers essential data about the movement of women into top leadership in the private sector,” said Betty Spence, president of NAFE.  “NAFE’s Top Companies shows what progressive organizations are doing to ensure women’s advancement into executive positions.”
About the Methodology
The 2018 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. 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 BDO Honors
BDO USA has been named a Best Company by Working Mother Magazine for seven consecutive years and been recognized with the When Work Works Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for eight consecutive years.
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory 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 over 500 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 73,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 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, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.