Fleishman-Hillard Ranks 3rd in Top 50 Companies for Executive Women List
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., St. Louis, is named one of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women" by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and will be featured in NAFE magazine's Spring 2010 issue. The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women's advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment.
One of the world's leading strategic communications firms, Fleishman-Hillard was recognized in large part for its advancement opportunities for women and for the strong leadership role women play in the firm's worldwide workforce. Women not only comprise about 64 percent of the total workforce but account for 46 percent of the firm's senior management team.
"Fleishman-Hillard is a company that is committed to providing all of its employees the best career experience of their lives," said Dave Senay, president and chief executive officer. "By providing a workplace centered on a values-based corporate culture and a rock-solid commitment to our employees' growth and development, we have consistently attracted and retained not only the best and most talented women in our business, but also the best and most talented communications professionals, period."
"Offering women significant opportunities for advancement is one of our firm's top priorities," said Agnes Gioconda, chief talent officer. "Our commitment is demonstrated by the fact that 46 percent of our senior managers are women, and many of them are in key roles for our business such as client relationship managers, global practice group leaders, and general managers. Additionally, women are managing six of our ten geographical regions including Central, Mid-Atlantic, East, and Southwest regions in the U.S. as well as Canada, and Asia. Through our succession planning efforts we identify high-potential women we can develop and prepare for senior management roles. Last year, 68 percent of those who we promoted were women."