PINK Magazine and KPMG's Inaugural Top Companies for Women Listing Highlights Aflac
COLUMBUS, Ga., July 18, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Aflac Incorporated is one of
America's Top Companies for Women as named by PINK magazine. The company is
applauded for its prominent representation of women in the workforce within
top-level management. The inaugural list of the Top Companies for Women will
be featured in the magazine's August-September issue.
"Aflac is committed to providing excellent career opportunities for women,
placing them in key decision-making positions that allow them to make a
difference within the company," said Audrey Tillman, senior vice president,
director of Human Resources. "This high honor is a seal of approval to our
training programs, work environment and company as a whole as we continue to
welcome and support top practices for women in the workplace."
After a comprehensive application and evaluation process involving many of
America's finest companies, PINK and KPMG, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory
firm, recognized companies for their strong focus on the Four Ps: Power (women
in board seats and C-suites, and those with P&L responsibility), Pipeline
(leadership training, mentoring and coaching programs to retain talented women
and move them up the ranks), Pay (evidence of pay equity, including the number
of women in the top 20 percent of company salaries) and People (a work culture
that allows women to have a beautiful career and a beautiful life).
The Columbus, Ga.-based insurer boasts high percentages of women in
management (51 percent), in top-level management (26 percent) and throughout
the entire workforce (67 percent). Aflac also provides workplace amenities
such as career development courses, generous personal time off, telework and
flextime options, and the largest on-site child-care facility within the state
"Aflac has been selected as one of the best companies in America for women
in business because it is clear the company is doing a great deal to improve
best practices when it comes to retaining and promoting women and actually
moving women into the very top jobs," said Cynthia Good, editor, CEO and co-
founder of PINK magazine. "While much more must be done to approach equity
for women, Aflac is moving clearly in that direction, and other companies
would be wise to follow Aflac's lead."
The complete list of the inaugural 2007 PINK magazine and KPMG's Top
Companies for Women listing is available on newsstands today and can be found
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the
opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting
medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of
guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one
insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan.
Our insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people
worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's
Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years and in Fortune magazine's
list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for nine consecutive
years. Aflac has also been recognized three times by both Fortune magazine's
listing of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities and Working Mother magazine's
listing of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers. Aflac Incorporated is a
Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
PINK magazine features a new generation of America's most influential
women who are doing great things in their work and in their lives --
redefining success in the 21st century. Published seven times in 2007, PINK
offers editorial content from award-winning writers and columnists in
America's only national magazine dedicated exclusively to women's professional
growth. Visit pinkmagazine.com for more information.
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (us.kpmg.com), is the U.S.
member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have
103,000 professionals, including 6,700 partners, in 144 countries.