DUBLIN, Ohio, Feb. 8, 2011 — The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Cardinal Health as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” in its 2012 listing.
When issuing the list, Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and CEO, NAFE, said, “The NAFE Top 50 Companies are major employers that are committed to hiring, retaining and promoting executive women. They represent a cross-section of companies that go way beyond lip service in helping succeed. Almost seven out of 10 companies require their managers to receive training on how to hire, advance or manage women. Manager accountability is the main ingredient for success.”
In naming Cardinal Health to the Top 50, NAFE pointed specifically to Cardinal Health hiring practices, development opportunities and increasing female representation in leadership.
Betty Spence, PhD, president of NAFE, said, “The key concern of talent executives at major companies today is women’s advancement to the highest ranks. NAFE emphasized the importance of ensuring that women enter the leadership pipeline early and then have the training, exposure, and sponsorship they need to succeed.”
The 2012 NAFE Top 50 Companies application includes more than 250 questions on topics including female representation, hiring, attrition and promotion rates, access and usage of key retention and advancement programs. The application draws particular attention to the number of women at the highest ranks and those with profit-and-loss responsibility. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their board of directors as well as at least 500 employees in the U.S.
The report is published in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine; visit workingmother.com. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corp.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.