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Posts Tagged ‘National Association for Female Executives’

NAFE’s Tips for Advancement of Women in the Workplace

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.

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Q&A With F-H’s Veidt: ‘I Think Women Are Taking Their Rightful Place in Management’

Times have changed since the days of 'Mad Men.'

With Women’s History Month rolling along, we took a few minutes to speak with Susan Veidt, regional president and GM of Fleishman-Hillard‘s St. Louis office. F-H recently appeared on the list of “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” compiled by the National Association for Female Executives. Veidt leads the firm’s largest office/HQ in St. Louis and manages the company’s central region, which includes offices in Chicago and Kansas City.

We discussed the strides that women are making in the industry, and the places yet to go. On the issue of pay, which we previously discussed with Professor Bey-Ling Sha from San Diego State University,  Veidt says that the way women communicate is one hurdle.

“Women don’t advocate as aggressively or negotiate as strongly, so I think that might be one reason why the disparity exists,” she told us.

Click through for more of our discussion on women and the PR profession.

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F-H Makes List of Top Companies for Female Executives

Fleishman-Hillard has made the National Association for Female Executives‘ (NAFE) list of “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.” Others on the list include Aetna, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and Wal-Mart. Among those on the list for top non-profits for executive women are the March of Dimes Foundation and the Moffitt Cancer Center.

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