The National Association for Female Executives has recently released its list of the top 50 companies for women to work. Currently, only 4% of the top companies have women for CEOs. Here is the list of the top 10 companies for women in 2013 (in no particular order):
- IBM – 27% female senior managers
- State Farm – 40% female senior managers
- Johnson & Johnson – 31% female senior managers
- Abbott – 42% female senior managers
- AstraZeneca – 41% female senior managers
- General Mills – 37% female senior managers
- KPMG – 37% female senior managers
- Marriott International – 40% female senior managers
- Proctor & Gamble – 34% female senior managers
- Prudential Financial – 33% female senior managers
To be considered for this list, the company must have at least 1,000 employees in the US and must also have at least two women on the board of directors. The above companies were chosen due to the high percentage of women in executive positions and programs they offer to help women advance in the workplace.
IBM was a top contender and stood out for having 27% women as senior managers, and 23% as executives. In 2011, Virginia Rometty was the first woman to become a CEO for the company, which has been around for over 100 years. Abbott made the list because the amount of women in executive positions jumped 77% in the last decade.
In a survey conducted by NAFE at General Mills, 96% of the women who work there said they would recommend it as a good place to work. Proctor & Gamble offers all of its workers flexible schedules, job training from the CEOs, and mentoring.