Each year, the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) surveys companies to monitor the advancement of women. When the most recent results came out in March we sat down with Subha Barry, VP, General Manager, Working Mother Media and NAFE, to dissect the survey's findings.
Top takeaways from the report:
- Female representation among CEOs at NAFE Top 60 Companies rose 4% in the past year.
- Female representation among the top 10% of earners at the NAFE top companies increased 2% to 41%, that's the highest since 2013.
- Men still received the greatest number of promotions.
More importantly, the top companies that have done right by women are Abbott Laboratories (ABT) , Adecco, Deloitte, EY, Fleishman Hillard, IBM (IBM) Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , KPMG, L'Oréal USA and Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) .
Since then, we reached out to many of the leaders of those companies to hear firsthand how they are truly representing women.
Deloitte's Managing Partner Deepa Purushothaman told us about how they make sure that their teams mirror the diversity of their clients.
And we even caught up with JNJ's Chief Medical Officer, Joanne Waldstreicher, M.D. to discuss their diversity practices and she told us that she fell in love with science -- in a bakery.
But watch the video to get some really great advice about from Barry about how to make sure the company your working for puts diversity first.