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The 2016 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women

This year’s winners prioritize the retention and promotion of female employees at all levels of the organization.

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2016 NAFE Top Companies For Executive Women

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At this year's winning companies, women run billion-dollar lines of business, fill board seats and occupy CEO jobs. When great companies foster cultures that nurture and appreciate professionals of all stripes, their highest ranks can fill up with smart and dedicated leaders who know exactly what customers need.

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The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) is one of the largest associations for women professionals and business owners in the country. Through education, networking and public advocacy, it provides resources that empower members to achieve both career and personal success. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media. For information about becoming a member of NAFE or participating in the organization’s programs and events, visit

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The 2016 National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies for Executive Women application includes more than 200 questions on female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application tracks how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote the advancement of women, and how many employees take advantage of them. The application also examines how companies train managers to help women advance, and how managers are held accountable for the advancement of female employees they oversee. We invite applications from for-profit companies that have at least 1,000 U.S. employees as well as two women on their boards of directors. Nonprofit companies are welcome to apply for the separate NAFE Top 10 Nonprofit Companies list. The 2016 company profiles are culled from submitted applications and reflect 2014 data.

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Note: In August 2015, Target settled a $2.8 million discrimination charge brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which claimed that company hiring assessments unfairly screened out professional applicants based on race and sex. In response, the company states that none of these assessment methods are still in use and that it no longer works with that vendor. “At Target, diversity is an integral part of how we do business and we have always been firmly committed to being an equal opportunity employer,” its lawyers say. “We continue to firmly believe that no improper behavior occurred.”