Monday, February 13, 2012
VCU Health System Named a Top 10 Nonprofit for Female Executives
VCU Communications and Public Relations
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) this week named
VCU Health System as one of the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies for
This is the sixth time NAFE has presented
VCUHS with such an award, which is given based on female representation,
hiring, attrition and promotion rates, access and usage of key
retention and advancement programs within an organization.
nonprofit companies selected by NAFE represent what is best about the
leadership of organizations who have set themselves up to move women
through the pipeline,” said Carol Evans, president of Working Mother
Media and CEO of NAFE. “They have given women executives the opportunity
and have the women in top positions to prove it."
System is honored to have been recognized by NAFE for a sixth time. We
take great pride in helping our female leaders advance and in nurturing
our next generation of leaders by providing the opportunities for them
to further their knowledge and skills,” said Maria Curran, chief human
resources officer and vice president of human resources and community
benefit at VCUHS. “Milestone achievements, such as the historical
separation of conjoined twins from the Dominican Republic, are an
indicator that our continued success - and the success of our 6,705
female employees - is limitless. In fact, one of the key surgeons on the
twins' blue ribbon team is a working mother who is a leader in our
A newly released report revealed that women hold
38 percent of the executive positions at the NAFE Top Nonprofit
Companies, while 48 percent of VCUHS executives are women. The report,
conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, also finds that
women hold 27 percent of all board of director seats at the NAFE Top
Nonprofit Companies, compared to 16 percent across the Fortune 500.
Women represent 80 percent of those who receive management and leadership training at VCU Health System.
be considered for the NAFE award, companies must have a minimum of two
women on their boards of directors as well as at least 500 employees in