LEXINGTON, Ky., March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced it has been named one of the 2018 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives.
This distinction recognizes American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line. The NAFE Top 70 Companies, released today, is featured in April/May issue of Working Mother. The full report on this year’s winners are listed here.
“Lexmark is proud to be recognized as one of NAFE’s Top Companies for Executive Women,” said Rich Geruson, Lexmark president and chief executive officer. “Inclusion is a hallmark of the Lexmark culture and we consider diverse input a driver of our success. In addition to the thousands of smart, talented women throughout our global ranks, we are proud of the highly accomplished female executives who lead our global finance, human resources and supply chain teams.”
Betty Spence, president of NAFE, says, “NAFE’s annual scrutiny of women’s progress at American companies offers essential data about the movement of women into top leadership in the private sector.”
Subha V. Barry, senior vice president & managing director, Working Mother Media, says, “NAFE’s Top Companies shows us what progressive organizations are doing to ensure women’s advancement into executive positions.”
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About the Methodology
The 2018 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.
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, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.