Bon Secours Richmond has been named one of the 2020 Top Nonprofits or Not-for-Profits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). This is the 15th year in a row Bon Secours Richmond has received this award. The announcement will be featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother.

“Bon Secours is proud to be recognized as one of the top 10 nonprofits or not-for-profits for executive women in 2020 by NAFE and Working Mother,” said Paul Junod, vice president and strategic HR partner, Bon Secours. “As an organization founded by women religious, we are proud to continue our tradition of having strong women executives among our leadership not just in Richmond, but across our ministry.”

This list includes U.S. nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations where there is a strong focus on best practices that demonstrate effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee-resource groups and leadership-development training. The list also highlights company benefits, including flexibility, corporate culture and CEO involvement in advancing women. NAFE and Working Mother continue to explore what keeps women from the top ranks, while highlighting the successes at these trailblazing organizations.

The application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, a US-based CEO and at least 1,000 US employees.