For the Second Year in a Row, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Recognizes Zoetis for its Commitment to Women’s Advancement
Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) today announced that it has been named one of the 2020 "Top 70 Companies for Executive Women" by the National Association for Female Executives. This honor recognizes U.S. corporations where there is a strong focus on best practices that demonstrate effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, involvement in employee-resource groups and leadership development training.
"We are honored to once again be recognized by NAFE for our advancement and development programs for women," said Roxanne Lagano, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer and Global Operations at Zoetis. "Under the leadership of our new CEO Kristin Peck, we encourage and support every colleague as they grow personally and professionally and pursue their career goals and aspirations. We view our people as our biggest strength, and we are committed to offering development opportunities that engage and empower all of our colleagues."
NAFE ranked Zoetis most highly for its workforce profile, including the number of women who hold leadership positions within the company, as well as its recruitment, retention and advancement programs for female employees. Zoetis’ commitment to women starts with the company’s diverse, twelve-member executive team, led by CEO Kristin Peck. In addition to Ms. Peck, five of the executive team’s 11 members are women, leading Zoetis’ Research and Development, Information and Digital Technology, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, and Corporate Affairs teams.
The NAFE Top 70 Companies, released today, is featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother. The full list can also be found here.
In addition to this honor, Zoetis has been recognized as a top employer by Working Mother, Forbes, Great Place to Work® and many others. To learn more about working at Zoetis, including career opportunities and our award-winning company culture, visit https://careers.zoetis.com.
The 2020 NAFE Top 70 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on topics including female representation at all levels, but especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many employees take advantage of them, plus 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 US-based CEO and at least 1,000 US employees.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves members with networking, tools, and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com 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 Bonnier Corporation.
Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2019, the company generated annual revenue of $6.3 billion with approximately 10,600 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.