CHICAGO — Grant Thornton LLP has been named one of the 2019 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives, the seventh time the professional services firm has been named to the list.
NAFE’s “Top Companies” recognizes U.S. corporations where there is a strong focus on best practices that demonstrate effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee resource groups and leadership development training. In addition, the list highlights company benefits, including flexibility, corporate culture, and CEO involvement in advancing women. The NAFE Top 70 Companies is featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother.
“Grant Thornton is focused on the advancement of women, including providing networking opportunities, development programs and flexible benefits, and we’re honored to once again by recognized by the National Association for Female Executives for these efforts,” said Brenda Wagner, chief people and culture officer of Grant Thornton. “We are proud to have a number of women serving in partnership and leadership roles. Our firm and our clients are reaping the benefits of their talents.”
“In 2019, a woman’s journey up the corporate ladder still differs from a man’s, but the Top Companies stand out in their application of remedies,” says NAFE president Dr. Betty Spence. “They are models of how to progressively move women into senior roles, as reflected in their strong representation in the leadership ranks.”
“The 2019 NAFE Top Companies continue to tell a progressive story about what organizations are doing to move women up into executive positions,” says Subha V. Barry, president of Working Mother Media. “While the results are encouraging, there is still much work to do. There are still too few women serving as CEOs, managing large asset portfolios, and seated on boards of directors, but the NAFE Top Companies are paving the way for the advancement of women."