NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, has once again been named in the Top 10 on The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) 2014 "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women," which honors American companies that identify and promote successful women. This marks the fourth consecutive year that KPMG has been recognized among the list's Top 10.
"We are honored to be recognized as a top 10 company by NAFE, as it further demonstrates our commitment to giving women the opportunities for professional advancement and leadership," said Kathy Hannan, KPMG's National Managing Partner, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility. "At KPMG, women represent an enormous part of our talent pool and we're proud that our women leaders play such a critical role in maintaining the high performing culture that differentiates our firm."
To date, nearly 46 percent of females constitute KPMG's workforce. The firm offers a wide range of programs and initiatives to enhance the professional development of its women and support their growth as potential future leaders of the firm.
KPMG's Women's Advisory Board (WAB) was established in 2003 to help create a more compelling work environment and enhance career opportunities for women. The WAB established KPMG's Network of Women (KNOW) to drive its overall strategy by providing women with various programs and networking opportunities at the local office level, such as Managing Career Life Choices, KPMG's Executive Leadership Institute for Women, and Moms Who KNOW.
"The NAFE Top Companies are where women have significant clout and make the decisions that affect their company's future and its bottom line. Their female top executives lead businesses, set policy and have profit-and-loss responsibility," said Carol Evans, CEO of NAFE.
In making the final Top 50 determination, NAFE conducts a survey, which evaluates companies on every aspect of women's advancement, including succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, support programs, work life balance programs and much more.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.kpmg.com/us), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 155,000 professionals, including more than 8,600 partners, in 155 countries.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.
SOURCE KPMG LLP