Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Named a Top 10 Nonprofit Company For Executive Women

Northwestern Medicine
News February 27, 2017

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has named Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (NMHC) among the Top 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women for the ninth consecutive year. The list recognizes organizations that have established policies to encourage women’s advancement and follow practices that demonstrate that commitment.

Northwestern Medicine employees discussing NAFE Top 10 list“We are honored to be recognized for our culture that supports women in advancing their careers,” said Julie Creamer, senior vice president for NMHC and president of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. “We are committed to offering programs and benefits that assist women in achieving a work-life-balance while thriving in their careers and making substantial contributions to the organization. As our health system grows, we’re excited to extend these programs and continue this longstanding tradition of supporting women leaders at our sites of care across the Chicago region.”

At NMHC, 70 percent of managers are women and 80 percent of the total workforce is women. The organization focuses on promoting internal talent and nearly doubled tuition assistance provided in fiscal year 2016, while also making an additional investment in professional development opportunities for members of workforce. Other programs and benefits at NMHC include networking opportunities, on-site childcare and flexible scheduling.

To be considered for the NAFE 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. Founded in 1972, NAFE 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.

NMHC has also been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine* for 17 consecutive years. Learn more about careers at Northwestern Medicine.


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