For Fifth Straight Year, FleishmanHillard Named to NAFE’s ‘Top Companies for Executive Women’

February 4, 2014


ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2014 — For the fifth consecutive year, FleishmanHillard has been named to the “Top Companies for Executive Women” list by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The honor, which will appear in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine, highlights organizations whose policies and practices encourage the advancement of women’s careers. Results are based on factors such as succession planning, profit-and-loss roles, gender pay parity, support programs and work-life balance.

This recognition comes on the heels of NAFE’s selection of Lynne Anne Davis, FleishmanHillard president of Asia Pacific, as a “Global Women’s Champion,” based on her record of achieving a 50/50 gender balance among her region’s leadership while delivering strong, profitable growth.

“Our firm is built on the power of true,” said Dave Senay, FleishmanHillard president and CEO. “And when it comes to our people, we believe in the power of true opportunity for everyone. One of our most important missions is to enhance our workplace, ensuring it continues to provide an abundance of growth and is a culture people are proud of.”

“When we were named to this prestigious list for the first time five years ago, we knew we couldn’t rest on our laurels,” said Agnes Gioconda, chief talent officer. “We have continued to hire, promote and train the industry’s best professionals and are thrilled to receive this recognition once again.”

While many factors are weighed to determine the companies that appear on NAFE’s list, a few of the reasons for FleishmanHillard’s continued recognition include:

  • Women make up 67 percent of the firm’s worldwide workforce.
  • They make up half of the agency’s corporate executives with profit-and-loss responsibility.
  • 75 percent of employees promoted last year were women.
  • Women oversee several of the firm’s global regions, including Asia Pacific and the U.S. Central and Southwest regions.
  • Women hold the following executive leadership roles: chief marketing officer, chief talent officer, chief information officer, general counsel.

“In its five years on the NAFE Top Companies list, FleishmanHillard has propelled increasing numbers of women into the senior executive ranks,” said Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE president. “The strong profits that Global Women’s Champion Lynne Anne Davis and her Asia Pacific team are clocking in their region are just one example of how well that approach is working. We applaud the firm for demonstrating that putting women in charge pays off!”

NAFE, founded in 1972, serves members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual Top Companies and the Women of Excellence lists. provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a part of Working Mother Network, a division of Bonnier Corp.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard is the world’s most complete global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing, paid media, and transmedia and social content. FleishmanHillard delivers on The Power of True, reflecting the firm’s high values, and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency. FleishmanHillard was named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2014; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 42 countries. Visit us at

About Diversified Agency Services

Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (, manages Omnicom’s holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.