Our Mission Statement
The National Association for Female Executives, one of the country’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, provides resources – through education, networking, and public advocacy- to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) was founded in 1972 and is one of the largest women’s professional associations in the United States. The organization has a rich history of providing education, networking, and public advocacy to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security. Members are women executives, professionals, business owners and others who are committed to NAFE's mission: the advancement of women in business. Through the annual NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women list and NAFE Women of Excellence Awards programs, we recognize the outstanding work done on behalf of the advancement of women. NAFE also offers the Women of Excellence Interview Series, NAFE Leadership Summits, and International NAFE.
The NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women recognizes corporations and nonprofit organizations that have moved women into top executive positions and created a culture that identifies, promotes and nurtures successful women. The NAFE Women of Excellence Awards is a national program that celebrates the achievements and accomplishments of NAFE members in their careers,
The NAFE Women of Excellence Interview Series offers interviews with the winners. These innovative, creative and successful women tell their personal stories, share ideas and provide mentoring to fellow NAFE members regarding tenacity, leadership, motivation, ingenuity and overcoming obstacles.
The NAFE Leadership Summits in cities around the country offer inspirational speakers, along with training and skill building components designed to increase tools and applicable strategies for high potential, high achieving women looking to make the most of their careers.