CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting
firms, has been named one of the 2016 “NAFE Top
Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for
Female Executives. The NAFE award recognizes American corporations that
have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that
fosters the careers of talented women. Accenture, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey &
Company, Prudential and Procter & Gamble were among the other
businesses recognized. The full list
of this year’s winners is posted on workingmother.com
and on nafe.com.
“We are very proud that NAFE has recognized our firm as a leader in
supporting and promoting women executives,” said Wayne Berson, CEO of
BDO USA. “Over the past ten years, BDO has achieved impressive growth in
the percentage of women at the partner, senior manager and manager
levels. As a firm, we are committed to building and retaining a diverse
workforce through our inclusion initiatives and championing career
growth through various programs. Diversity is good for our people and it
is good business.”
“I am happy to report that female representation in senior management
positions continues to inch up at the NAFE Top Companies,” says Dr.
Betty Spence, NAFE President. “Though progress of women into senior
positions has slowed nationally, the 2016 NAFE Top Companies are leading
the way in moving women in power positions where they have the influence
to innovate and boost profits.”
About the Methodology
The 2016 NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on
female representation at all levels, especially the corporate officer
and profit-and-loss ranks. The vetting process includes tracking access
and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women
as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to
the number of women who advance. In order to be eligible for the NAFE
Top Companies survey, entrants must have a minimum of 1,000 employees,
two women on the Board of Directors and be a public or private company.
NAFE also separately names the Top 10 companies in the nonprofit sector.
BDO USA has been named a Best Company by Working Mother Magazine for
five consecutive years and been recognized with the When Work
Works Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for
six consecutive years.
About BDO USA
BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services
firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting
services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held
companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service
through the active involvement of experienced and committed
professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and
more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an
independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves
multi-national clients through a global network of more than 1,300
offices in over 150 countries.
BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the
U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by
guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of
independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and
for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information, please visit: www.bdo.com.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972,
serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to
strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working
Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com
provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and
access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media,
owned by the Bonnier Corporation.
Jerry Walsh, 631-419-9008