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NAFE 2010 Top 50 Companies for Executive Women (2010)

Sponsor: National Association for Female Executives

“The 2010 NAFE Top 50 is based on the performance of companies in 2009. And while last year was dismal for most of corporate America, it wasn’t for many companies with women at the top. The standouts among this year’s winners include many companies helmed by female CEOs…At the NAFE Top 50, women fill other key positions that matter: 23 percent of board seats and 26 percent of P&L positions. These numbers outpace the stagnant nationwide numbers…The good news from our roster of winners reinforces the message that placing women in top positions is indeed good business.”

“In addition to assessing corporate programs and policies dedicated to advancing women, NAFE measured results, examining the number of women in each company overall, in senior management, and on its board of directors. They drew particular attention to the number of women with profit-and-loss responsibility. To be named to the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women, companies with a minimum of two women on the board completed a comprehensive application that focused on the number of women in senior ranks (compared to men and to the company population), including questions about the programs and policies which support women’s advancement.”


Last Updated:
April 2010