Moffitt Cancer Center Named a Top Nonprofit by the National Association for Female Executives

February 07, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. —The National Association for Female Executives today named Moffitt Cancer Center as one of the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women. A new report reveals that women hold 38 percent of the executive positions at the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies. The report, conducted by the Working Mother Research Institute, also finds that women hold 27 percent of all board of director seats at the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies, compared with 16 percent across the Fortune 500. The NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies lead corporate America in recruiting, retaining and advancing women. Some findings from this year’s research include:

  • Women represent 74 percent of employees of these companies on average.
  • All NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies offer management or leadership training to women.
  • One hundred percent of the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies have programs to identify and resolve wage-gap grievances.

“It takes a diverse and dedicated work force to fulfill our mission of contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer,” said Yvette Tremonti, executive vice president of Strategy and Business Development. “We are honored to be recognized once again for Moffitt’s commitment to advancing women in our leadership ranks.”

Carol Evans, president of Working Mother Media and CEO of NAFE, says, “The nonprofit companies selected by NAFE represent what is best about the leadership of organizations who have set themselves up to move women through the pipeline. They have given women executives the opportunity and have the women in top positions to prove it.”

NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.

Here is the list of the NAFE Top Nonprofit Companies:

  • Bon Secours Richmond Health System
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Mercy Health System
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
  • TriHealth
  • University at Buffalo
  • VCU Health System
  • WellStar Health System

Methodology:  The 2012 NAFE Top Companies application includes more than 250 questions on topics including female representation, hiring, attrition and promotion rates, access and usage of key retention and advancement programs. The application draws particular attention to the number of women at the highest ranks and those with profit-and-loss responsibility. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors, as well as at least 500 employees in the United States.

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Located in Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt has 14 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia, one in Pennsylvania and two in Puerto Rico. Moffitt is also a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer.

About NAFE

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 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 division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of NAFE.