The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has named Northwestern Memorial HealthCare among the NAFE Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women for the seventh consecutive year. Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is among an esteemed group to make the list, which recognizes organizations who have established policies to encourage women’s advancement and whose practices demonstrate that commitment.
“We are honored to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to supporting a culture where women are encouraged to thrive and advance their careers,” said Dean L. Manheimer, senior vice president, human resources at Northwestern Memorial. “We offer options such as on-site childcare, tuition reimbursement and networking events to fully promote a work-life balance for all our employees.”
To be considered for the NAFE Top Companies or Top Nonprofits list, companies must have a minimum of two women on their board of directors as well as at least 1,000 employees. Criteria reviewed during the application process include female representation, hiring, attrition and promotion rates and advancement programs. Special attention is also paid to women at the highest ranks and those with profit-and-loss responsibility.
At Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, 72 percent of managers are women, while others take advantage of the more than $2 million in educational assistance. The internal Women’s Leadership Group provides further mentoring and networking opportunities to more than 450 female managers, directors and senior executives. Programs and benefits at Northwestern Memorial include career development, quarterly women’s leadership networking events, mentoring programs, on-site childcare, tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling.
Northwestern Memorial has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine for 15 consecutive years.