Last week, The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) named Citi as one of the "Top 50 Companies for Executive Women," leading corporate America in recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the workplace.
"Citi is proud to be recognized by the National Association of Female Executives for its strong commitment to fostering the development, advancement and leadership of women," said Ana Duarte McCarthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Citi. "Attracting and developing the best talent is one of our highest priorities. We are committed to providing the skills, experience, training and support that emerging and established leaders need to succeed."
Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and CEO, NAFE, says, "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 women 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."
The newly released report, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, revealed that women hold nearly one in four positions at the Top Companies (23%) overseeing divisions with more than $1 billion in revenue.
The report also finds that women hold 23% of all board of director seats at the Top Companies compared with 16% across the Fortune 500. The report is published in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine and is viewable at workingmother.com.