Promoting Diversity & Inclusion

DuPont News, February 11, 2013

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named DuPont among the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women. The companies, which now lead the U.S. in their commitment to female leadership, are featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine.

“The NAFE Top 50 Companies are major employers committed to hiring, retaining and promoting executive women,” said NAFE CEO and President of Working Mother Media Carol Evans. “They know that gender diversity at the top leads to a healthy bottom line. We are proud to honor companies who place women in leadership positions.”

“Diversity and inclusion are necessary to make DuPont a stronger competitor and a leading innovator across all our businesses,” said Lydia Mallett, director, Respect For People, Diversity & Inclusion, and Employee Engagement. “Recognition like this lets us know we are on the right track.”

U.S. companies in the running for the honor were judged in the areas of company profile, workforce profile, women’s issues and advancement, and company culture. They were compared by such factors as the percentage of female senior managers, the percentage of female corporate executives and the percentage of female leaders of billion-dollar divisions. NAFE also was interested in programs or incentives promoting the advancement of women.

“This year we see measurable progress for women at companies that have made their advancement a priority, a smart strategy given the growing research that correlates greater numbers of women in top positions with higher revenues,” says NAFE President Betty Spence. “For women, these are the top companies to work for.”