Working Mother Media Names BDO USA One of the “Top 75 Companies For Executive Women”

December 2020

CHICAGO, December 1, 2020 − BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and advisory firms, has been named one of the 2020+ Top Companies for Executive Women for the seventh time by Working Mother Media. As the definitive collection of top workplaces for women, the list recognizes companies that champion women’s advancement, with a focus on highlighting notable company benefits and corporate culture initiatives that have made a significant impact for gender equity.

“The advancement of women at BDO and development of our women’s inclusion strategy has been a long-standing priority for the firm and for me; in fact, we’ve more than doubled the percentage of partners who are women over the last decade,” said Cathy Moy, chief people officer of BDO USA. “We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to inclusive programs and initiatives that directly support women’s professional development and access to leadership opportunities. There is still a great deal of work to be done and we continue to strengthen our policies and approach as we strive to reach true parity.” 

In 2020, BDO has earned widespread recognition for its commitment to a people-first culture. The firm was named to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list for the 10th consecutive year, one of Fatherly’s Best Places to Work for Dads, one of the 100 Best Internships from Vault.com and a top entry level employer from CollegeGrad.com.

“Because what gets measured gets done, our Top Companies list stresses the number of women in senior positions,” says Betty Spence, president of the National Association for Female Executives. “Most important, we are the only organization that counts women holding revenue-generating operations positions with profit-and-loss responsibility, as those are the jobs that are the path to the top. Companies need to pay attention because that number dropped in the past year, even pre-COVID-19.” 

Methodology
The 2020+ Top 75 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application, based on 2019 data, tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, a US-based CEO and at least 1,000 US employees.