Kimberly-Clark Named One of the "Top 70 Companies for Executive Women" by the National Association for Female Executives
"At Kimberly-Clark, we know there is a tremendous benefit to our business when our employees and leaders reflect the diversity and qualities of our customers and consumers," said
The NAFE Top 70 Companies, released today, is featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother.
The annual list recognizes U.S. corporations where there is a strong focus on advancing women into senior leadership, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee-resource groups and leadership-development training. The evaluation also includes a review of benefits, including flexibility, corporate culture, and CEO involvement, that serve to further opportunities for working women.
"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.
Highlights of the 2019 NAFE Top 70 Companies include:
- Female representation among CEOs at the NAFE Top 70 companies increased five percentage points to 19 percent this year, outpacing the
S&P500 at 4.7 percent.
- The percentage of women on the boards of directors at the NAFE Top 70 companies increased two points to 32 percent, up from 30 percent in 2018.
S&P500 held steady year over year at 21 percent.
- Female executives responsible for divisions worth more than
$1 billionincreased from 21 percent to 26 percent in the past year.
Methodology: The 2019 NAFE Top 70 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, a U.S.-based CEO, and at least 1,000 U.S. employees.
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Sarah Lary, Kimberly-Clark Corp., firstname.lastname@example.org