Seramount Names BDO USA a 2021 Top 75 Company for Executive Women

November 2021

CHICAGO, November 16, 2021 − BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, has been named to Seramount’s 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women list for the eighth year. As the definitive list of top workplaces for women in corporate America, the list celebrates companies that champion women’s advancement with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss responsibility, gender pay parity, support programs and work-life balance programs.

“We are honored to be included once again on Seramount’s Top Companies for Executive Women list. The firm has had a long-standing commitment to women’s inclusion and empowerment for over a decade,” said Cathy Moy, chief people officer at BDO USA. “The past 18 months have been especially challenging for women in the workplace; I’m proud of the programs we had in place to support our women professionals through this period. We remain focused on ensuring access to resources, programs and opportunities so women can thrive throughout their career at BDO.”

In 2021, BDO has earned recognition from several organizations for its commitment to a people-first culture. The firm was named to Seramount’s 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list for the 11th consecutive year, as well as included on the publication’s Best Companies for Dads list. The firm was also listed as having one of the 100 Best Internships by Vault.com and as a top entry level employer by CollegeGrad.com.

“Our 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women initiative reveals encouraging increases in the number of women who are in senior leadership roles and running major divisions,” says Dr. Betty Spence, Head of Women’s Advancement at Seramount. “We have noted a correlation between these increases and new emphasis placed on formal sponsorship programs at 68 percent of the Top Companies, and we applaud their efforts in ensuring that women have advocates for their advancement.”
 

Methodology

The 2021 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 2020 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 500 US employees.
 

About BDO USA

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 skilled and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 70 offices and over 750 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 91,000 people working out of over 1,650 offices across 167 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: www.bdo.com.
 

About Seramount

Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.