Cardinal Health Supportive Culture for Executive Women Recognized by National Association for Female Executives

Cardinal Health has been named as one of the 2016 National Association for Female Executives Top Companies for Executive Women, which recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters the careers of talented women.

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March 1, 2016

/PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health is one of the 2016 National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies for Executive Women, which recognizes American corporations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that fosters the careers of talented women. This is the fifth consecutive year NAFE recognizes Cardinal Health.

"I am happy to report that female representation in senior management positions continues to inch up at the NAFE Top Companies," says Dr.

Betty Spence

, NAFE president. "Though progress of women into senior positions has slowed nationally, the 2016 NAFE Top Companies are leading the way in moving women in power positions where they have the influence to innovate and boost profits."

Highlights of Cardinal Health's recognition on the 2016 NAFE Top 60 Companies list:

  • More than half of the companies on the 2016 NAFE Top 60 have at least four women on their boards of directors, including Cardinal Health.

  • Consistent with its intent to foster a diverse, inclusive environment that reflects the marketplace and communities where it operates, Cardinal Health requires all Management Incentive Plan (MIP) eligible employees to create diversity and inclusion goals each year. The goals specify how they will actively help drive retention, development and/or recruitment of talent, including women.

  • Cardinal Health's Gender Partnership Initiative shows measurable impact on advancing women into executive ranks. At the vice president level, the percentage of women rose from 28 percent in 2014 to nearly 31 percent in 2015. Also in 2015, the number of women identified as high performers or high potentials at the manager level and above increased by 39 percent over the previous year.

For Cardinal Health, earning a spot on the NAFE top company list for executive women for five consecutive years is a reflection of the company's focus on maintaining a diverse, inclusive workplace.

"We are very excited about the continued progress we are making toward gender partnership and leadership equality," said

Mike Kaufmann

, chief financial officer at Cardinal Health and executive sponsor of the Women's Initiative Network (WIN) employee resource group. "We strive to maintain an inclusive culture where employees can bring 100 percent of themselves to work every day. We are humbled and honored to receive this recognition."

The full list of this year's winners is posted on workingmother.com and on nafe.com.