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Ryan Named One of the 2017 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women

Press Release Mar 06, 2017

Ryan Named One of the 2017 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women in Working Mother Magazine

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has been named one of the 2017 National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies for Executive Women, in recognition of American corporations where women have the authority to make the decisions that impact their company’s future and its bottom line. The NAFE Top 60 Companies is featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine. This recognition is one of many honoring Ryan’s culture of empowering women in the workforce, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Workplaces for Women and Working Mother 100 Best Companies to Work For.

“It is a privilege and honor for Ryan to be recognized as a premier workplace for women,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Our culture attracts a diverse, highly driven workforce, and we continue to advance programs and initiatives to support and develop our employees’ personal and professional goals.”

“The NAFE Top 60 Companies for Executive Women are the leaders in the U.S. that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture where talented women are nurtured, promoted, and thrive,” says Betty Spence, president of NAFE. “We are very proud to honor their contributions to the advancement of women in the workplace.”

“NAFE emphasizes women with bottom-line and top-line responsibility—the positions that lead to the corner office—and we’re pleased to report an eight percent increase in women running billion-dollar divisions at the NAFE Top Companies this year,” says Subha V. Barry, vice president and general manager of Working Mother Media (WMM). “In addition, now nearly a third of these companies have five or more women on the board, with many simply increasing the number of board seats to add a woman.”  NAFE is a division of WMM.

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 NAFE Top Companies list. 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 the Bonnier Corporation.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


Melodie Elliott
Director, Content and Communications Marketing