Korn Ferry Named a Top Company for Female Professionals by Seramount

Firm Also Named the No. 1 Company for Female Hires and Promotions

Los Angeles, Nov. 16, 2021 – Korn Ferry has been named by Seramount (formerly Working Mother Media) as the No. 1 company for female hires and promotions and one of the “Top 75 Companies for Executive Women” overall in 2021. The list highlights the top workplaces for women who want to advance through the corporate ranks and celebrates companies that champion women’s advancement.

“We're honored to be recognized by Seramount as a top company for female professionals,” said Linda Hyman, Korn Ferry Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources.

“Korn Ferry has a strong commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion and providing an environment with programs, support and opportunities to help all colleagues advance and thrive.” 

“Our 2021 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women initiative reveals encouraging increases in the number of women who are in senior leadership roles and running major divisions,” says Dr. Betty Spence, Head of Women’s Advancement at Seramount. “We have noted a correlation between these increases and new emphasis placed on formal sponsorship programs at 68 percent of the Top Companies, and we applaud their efforts in ensuring that women have advocates for their advancement.”

The full list of companies can be found HERE.


The 2021 Top 75 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, based on 2020 data, 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 500 US employees.

About Seramount

Seramount, now part of EAB, is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we’ve built a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the business benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.

About Korn Ferry

Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm. We work with our clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. We help them hire the right people and advise them on how to reward and motivate their workforce while developing professionals as they navigate and advance their careers.

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