Moffitt Cancer Center was recently recognized by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) as one of the top 50 companies for executive women. The annual list produced by NAFE honors companies that strive to encourage women's advancement and presence at the executive level. According to Amy Durham, Moffitt's director of strategic workforce management, the recognition by NAFE
proves that the cancer center has been successful in the implementation of policies and procedures effecting women.
"There are many benefits that we offer our employees, which are beneficial for women," says Durham. "Those benefits include flexible work arrangements, on-site child care and tuition assistance."
One of the most unique benefits that Moffitt
offers its employees is back-up care. The back-up care program offers employees at-home childcare for children who are home sick, not well enough to go to school or daycare.
"I have used the back-up care program for my son,'' says Durham. "It's great! You just call the 800 number to our childcare provider and they send someone to stay with your child at home. The copay is very reasonable, approximately $20 for the day."
Durham also attributes Moffitt's success in women's advancement to the "promote from within" mentality that the center holds.
"When I look at the female executives at Moffitt, many of them were promoted from within the company," Durham says. "We were able to cultivate and give them opportunities to grow into those roles."
With approximately 70 percent of the workforce at Moffitt being women, Durham says that having women in executive leadership roles is important.
"We want our executive leadership team to be reflective of our workforce," Durham says. "At Moffitt, 62 percent of employees at the director level are women. At the executive level, which also includes physician leaders, 28 percent are women."
Source: Amy Durham, Moffitt Cancer Center
Writer: Kimberly Patterson