Scripps Health Ranks Among Top U.S. Companies for Executive Women

Scripps honored for its commitment to female leadership and advancement

2016 Female Executive Scripps Health, San Diego.

Scripps honored for its commitment to female leadership and advancement

Scripps Health has been named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women” for 2016 by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) for the fourth year in a row. Scripps is the only California-based nonprofit to make the list, which recognizes organizations that identify and advance women through their ranks. The announcement, made today, is featured in the February/March issue of Working Mother magazine.

“Scripps Health is very proud to be named once again to this prestigious list of America’s top work destinations for executive women,” said Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps. “We work hard to maintain a company culture that welcomes and celebrates women at the executive level,” he said.

Scripps was recognized for its leadership and development programs that help women advance in the workplace. Women make up 76 percent of the workforce at Scripps and 68 percent of managers. Women hold 24 of 61 executive positions, or 39 percent.

Opportunities for advancement

Like all employees in the organization, women at Scripps Health benefit from the nonprofit’s strong commitment to supporting the long-term development of its workforce.

“To build a workforce that can respond to the health care industry’s rapid transformation, Scripps takes a life-cycle approach to talent and accommodates the needs of employees at all stages of their careers,” said Vic Buzachero, corporate senior vice president for innovation, human resources and performance management at Scripps Health. “The results are higher morale, excellent performance and promotional opportunities for all, including women.”

NAFE President Betty Spence said nonprofit organizations have fared better than the for-profit organizations at promoting women to top positions.

“For 10 consecutive years we have found women succeeding at nonprofit organizations at a faster pace than at for-profit companies,” said Spence. “This is a clear indication of opportunities for advancement at nonprofits that young women should keep in mind when planning their careers,” she said.

About NAFE

The 2016 NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on female representation at all levels, concentrating on high-level executives. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women, as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance.

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, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation

Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.

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