Women are a big part of the PR industry workforce (though, last we checked, they still struggle to earn the same as men). During an interview with IPG SVP Judith Harrison over the summer, she expressed her belief that “there’s only going to be more and more women coming up in the ranks of the business.”
This week, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) published a list of suggestions in Working Mother to help women advance in the workplace. Among the recommendations are mentoring and leadership training programs, initiatives that we’ve heard others across public relations suggest for advancement in the industry as well.
The list accompanies the “2012 NAFE Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” on which only one PR agency appears.
For the third time, Fleishman-Hillard makes the list of top companies. According to the agency profile, 49 percent of senior managers are women and more than two-thirds of promotions to manager, senior manager, and corporate executive positions went to women. Over the past year, the firm has promoted Stephanie Marchesito CMO, named Nancy Seliger to lead global client relations, and appointed three women as EVPs.
For those women with an interest in nonprofits, NAFE and Working Mother have also published a list of top 10 nonprofit groups for executive women.