NEW YORK, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- KPMG LLP has been recognized among the Top 10 on the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)'s "Top 60 Companies for Executive Women" list for the sixth consecutive year. The list recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters their careers.
"KPMG is proud to be a firm that has a long history of providing development, advancement and leadership opportunities for our women," said Sue Townsen, National Managing Partner of Human Resources, Diversity and Corporate Responsibility at KPMG. "Our women leaders play a critical role in driving our business performance and our inclusive, purpose-driven culture, and we are intentional about building a pipeline of next-generation leaders to help power our organization in the years ahead."
Through its Women's Advisory Board (WAB), which was established in 2003, KPMG offers a wide range of programs and initiatives to enhance the professional development of its women and support their growth as potential leaders of the firm.
The WAB launched 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 Career Life Strategies, KPMG's Executive Leadership Institute for Women, and Parents Who KNOW.
"I am happy to report that female representation in senior management positions continues to inch up at the NAFE Top Companies," says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE President. "Though progress of women into senior positions has slowed nationally, the 2016 NAFE Top Companies are leading the way in moving women in power positions where they have the influence to innovate and boost profits."
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.
About KPMG LLP
KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax and advisory services to many of the world's largest and most prestigious organizations.
KPMG is the fastest growing Big Four professional services firm in the United States and is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career.
Our people share a sense of purpose in the work we do, and a strong commitment to community service, diversity and inclusion, and eradicating childhood illiteracy.
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KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"). KPMG International's member firms have 174,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 155 countries
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