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Northwestern Memorial Named Among Top Companies for Executive Women

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March 2, 2010

Chicago -

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has named Northwestern Memorial HealthCare among the NAFE Top 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women.  Northwestern Memorial is among the Top 10 Nonprofits to make the prestigious list, which recognizes organizations who have established policies and practices to encourage women’s advancement, and whose employment records demonstrate that commitment.

“This honor is affirmation of our dedication to a culture where women are encouraged to hold leadership roles and make substantial contributions to the organization,” said Dean L. Manheimer, senior vice president, human resources at Northwestern Memorial. “We have a long-standing commitment to providing programs and supports that help women achieve a work-life balance and grow in their careers.”

Programs and benefits at Northwestern Memorial include quarterly women’s leadership networking events, on-site childcare, tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling.

In addition to assessing corporate programs and policies dedicated to advancing women, NAFE examined the number of women in each company overall, in senior management roles and on its board of directors.  NAFE drew particular attention to the number of women with profit-and-loss responsibility. 

Northwestern Memorial’s workforce is comprised of 78 percent women. The hospital has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine for 10 consecutive years.   

NAFE will honor the Top Companies at a luncheon at in New York City on March 25.   

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Jennifer Monasteri, Manager

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011