NEW YORK — Hal Kahn, chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s East, has put the word out: It’s time to move more women up the corporate ladder.
“Macy’s has a long and proud history of reaching out to women with meaningful career opportunities, but we still must do more,” Kahn stated at the 18th annual Equal Opportunity Awards Dinner benefiting the National Organization of Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Kahn was one of three who received the awards, which recognize commitment to equality in the workplace.
He addressed a crowd of more than 900 at the New York Hilton last Tuesday. The event raised a record $875,000.
Talking about his own company’s track record, Kahn pointed out that 50 percent of all vice presidents at Macy’s East are women.
“We’re very proud of that,” said Kahn, who believes those kind of statistics provide a strong base for continuing to advance even more women at a faster clip.
The other NOW award winners were William Steere Jr., chairman and ceo of Pfizer Inc., and Amy Gross, editor-in-chief of Mirabella.