NAFE Names FleishmanHillard to ‘Top Companies for Executive Women’ for Eighth Straight Year

ST. LOUIS, February 28, 2017 – For the eighth 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.

“FleishmanHillard has a long record of building a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we’re honored to be included in this prestigious list,” said John Saunders, FleishmanHillard president and CEO. “We believe that the rich diversity of our team is critical to our business success, and we’re continuously challenging ourselves to provide an inspiring and motivating work environment.”

The recognition is especially inspiring as the firm celebrates its 70th anniversary with FH4Inclusion, a global initiative that includes a commitment of $2 million in pro bono services dedicated to social inclusion causes during its anniversary year.

“Many of our local offices chose FH4Inclusion projects that champion women,” said Lisa Moehlenkamp, FleishmanHillard chief of staff. “From providing a university education to females in Hong Kong to mentoring women studying marketing and public relations in Russia to supporting the Big Sister organization in Boston, our teams are helping blaze new trails for women around the world.”

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 66 percent of the firm’s global workforce.
  • 72 percent of employees promoted last year were women, many of them into management or senior management positions.
  • 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 of staff, chief information officer, general counsel and chief business development officer.
  • Women were appointed to 12 of the 20 seats in our leadership cabinet.

“NAFE honors FleishmanHillard for its long track record of advancing women,” says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE president. “The company stands out for promoting client-facing women in key roles and for having a cabinet with women filling more than half the seats.”

NAFE was founded in 1972 and serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. provides up-to-date information, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.

 About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year and 2014 Asia Pacific Network of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2017; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.