The National Association for Female Executives has listed JLL as one of the 2016 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women.
NAFE recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters the careers of talented women.
Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE President, said that 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.
Highlights of the 2016 NAFE Top 60 Companies are:
- More than half (52 percent) of the companies on the 2016 NAFE Top 60 have at least four women on their boards of directors. An average of 28 percent of board of director members are women, compared with 19 percent at S & P Companies.
- The number of NAFE Top 60 Companies led by women CEOs has dropped two percentage points since last year to 8 percent, but still outpaces Fortune 500 companies with five percent.
- Every NAFE Top Company CEO requires a women’s advancement executive to report to him/her on women’s advancement metrics, and 92 percent of them review senior-level succession plans for gender equity.
- Women at the NAFE Top Companies last year received 44 percent of promotions to the manager level and above. The largest proportion of promotions going to women is at the manager level; however, men still receive the majority of promotions at all levels.
Mary Bilbrey, JLL chief human resources officer of Americas, said the firm believes female representation at the board and corporate officer level is imperative to the company’s long-term success.
Our people’s differences bring innovative perspectives to our business and enable us to serve our clients more effectively,” she said. “We take great pride in our Diversity & Inclusion program, and we’re thrilled to be recognized with this honor.”