For the eighth year, Pillsbury has been named by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), as one of the 2020 NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women — a benchmark for the advancement of women in corporate America.

The annual list, featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother, recognizes 70 U.S. companies in which female leadership and mentorship are well-represented. It highlights companies that have a strong focus on best practices that progress women to senior ranks, including mentorship, sponsorship, employee resource groups and leadership-development training. The list also highlights company benefits and corporate cultures of accountability for gender-equity results, including the CEO’s involvement in advancing women.

“Pillsbury is honored to be chosen yet again as a Top Company for Executive women,” said the firm’s Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Rosa Walker. “Our steadfast commitment to diversity and gender-equality is one of our cultural pillars, and we are humbled to be one of only three law firms to receive this esteemed recognition.”

“The 2020 NAFE Top Companies continue to tell the story of what organizations are doing to move women into executive positions by communicating the value of P&L roles and ensuring equity in executive succession planning,” said president of Working Mother Media, Subha V. Barry. “However, corporate America is finally beginning to realize that there is still much work to do. There are still too few women with this experience, but the NAFE Top Companies continue to pave the way for the advancement of women.”

The Top 70 Companies application included over 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels. The application tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women, how many employees take advantage of said programs and 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 U.S.-based CEO and at least 1,000 U.S. employees.

Pillsbury takes great pride in its steadfast commitment to building a diverse and inclusive culture. The firm was among the first to promote women to partnership and the first large, national firm in the U.S. to elect a woman as its top leader. Year after year, Pillsbury’s inclusion efforts are recognized by, the National Association of Female Executives and the Human Rights Campaign, among other organizations. To learn more about Pillsbury’s inclusive culture, click here.