Seramount Names the 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women
The statistics show that women at the top companies are making progress each year in key areas!
More Women At Every Career Level
November 16, 2021 (New York, NY)—Seramount revealed today the 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women list. Seramount continues to explore ways organizations can move more women into top positions, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing companies. This is the most definitive list of top workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks. It celebrates companies that champion women’s advancement, with a focus on succession planning, profit-and-loss role, gender pay parity, support programs, and work-life balance programs.
“Our 2021 Top Companies for Executive Women initiative reveals encouraging increases in the number of women in senior leadership roles and running major divisions,” says Dr. Betty Spence, Head of Women’s Advancement at Seramount. “We have noted a correlation between these increases and new emphasis placed on formal sponsorship programs at 68 percent of the top companies, and we applaud their efforts in ensuring that women have advocates for their advancement.”
The top 10 companies are (in alphabetical order) as follows: Bon Secours Mercy Health System; Colgate-Palmolive Company; FleishmanHillard; Johnson & Johnson; L’Oréal USA; Marriott International, Inc.; Nationwide; State Farm; Unilever; and Zoetis Inc.
Highlights of the 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women include:
- The percentage of women corporate executives increased 3 percentage points to 34 versus 31 percent in 2020. Female board of directors also increased 5 percentage points to 36 percent from 31 percent in 2020.
- Female executives responsible for divisions worth more than $1 billion increased to 37 percent from 30 percent in 2020.
- Corporate executives with P&L responsibilities increased 3 percentage points to 30 percent versus 27 percent in 2020.
- Sixty-eight percent of the Top Companies for Executive Women offer formal sponsorship, up from 60 percent in 2020.
The full list can be found HERE.
questions on topics including female representation at all levels but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application, based on 2020 data, 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 US-based CEO, and at least 500 US employees.
Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DEI toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.
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