"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," says Betty Spence, President of NAFE. "In this first year of having five NAFE Top Companies with boards of 50% or more women, we point to a synergy between the greater presence of women on the board and an increase in the number of winning companies with women CEOs and with 50%-plus women in the C-suite (10 companies)."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. 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's Top Companies shows us what progressive organizations are doing to ensure women's advancement into executive positions," says Subha V. Barry, Vice President and General Manager of Working Mother Media (WMM). "This year, noting increased enrollment and more companies with high scores, we decided to enlarge the list by 10. Areas such as number of female CEOs and promotions at every level illustrate improvement." NAFE is a division of WMM. The full list of this year's winners is featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine, and is posted on https://www.workingmother.com/nafe-top-companies-for-executive-women-2018. About Diageo Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan's and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness. Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at http://www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, http://www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.
About NAFEThe National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) is one of the largest associations for women professionals and business owners in the country. Through education, networking and public advocacy, it provides resources that empower members to achieve both career and personal success. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media. For information about becoming a member of NAFE or participating in the organization's programs and events, visit nafe.com. To register your company for the 2017 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women application or any of Working Mother Media's other Best Companies initiatives, visit workingmother.com/surveys. Andrew Turner, Diageo203.229.4339 View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/diageo-north-america-named-among-top-companies-for-executive-women-300609053.html SOURCE Diageo North America