Grant Thornton again named a top company for executive women

NAFE Award 2017At Grant Thornton LLP, our success hinges on the insights and experiences of all our people. That is why we prioritize gender diversity in leadership. Put simply, women in leadership increase our financial performance, improve our problem-solving, enhance our collective creativity, boost our employee satisfaction and retention, and enrich our brand perception in the marketplace.

Grant Thornton has been named to the 2017 list of the “Top Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), which honors American corporations that identify and promote successful women. Our recruiting practices, operational policies and innovative approach to fostering a culture of inclusiveness, where employees bring their whole selves to work, together create a workplace where women and men thrive as leaders. In turn, our business thrives.

As Doreen Griffith, California market territory managing partner, explains: “The firm starts with awareness that having a diversity of thought and a diversity of style is beneficial for everyone.” This is why the firm consistently gives its professionals — women and men — an opportunity to strive for and seek out leadership roles and the support to help them succeed in those roles. “Whether that is through coaching programs, leadership training or sending them to diversity conferences, we are providing personal and professional development, supported at the local and national role levels. That’s where we differentiate ourselves as a firm,” Griffith says.

Grant Thornton continues to build on our long-standing programs such as our Women at Grant Thornton Business Resource Group, while introducing new programs to enhance women’s success, advancement and engagement. In 2015, we became the first public accounting firm to introduce a flexible time-off policy and the first major accounting firm offering an extended holiday time-off schedule with Appreciation Days. “Our goal is to further enhance our culture of trust where employees are empowered to manage their own time, which allows them to return to work refreshed, with better ideas and solutions for clients,” says Pamela Harless, former chief People & Culture officer.

The NAFE recognition reflects Grant Thornton’s continued commitment to enhancing the recruitment, retention and advancement of women into leadership positions.

Visit NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women to learn more.

Additional information on Grant Thornton’s awards and accolades can be found at: About Us – Awards

More information about the award can be found in our press release at: 2017 NAFE Award Press Release.

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