Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 09, 2014
NAPW honors Michelle R. Ferguson, Senior Vice President at McGraw Hill Financial, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized for leadership in business with this prestigious distinction. As the largest networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.
Michelle Ferguson’s entry into a career in accounting began at Peat Marwick Mitchell and Co. CPAs. Subsequently, she went on to work for The McGraw Hill Companies where she held a variety of financial and operational positions. In 2004, Ms. Ferguson founded and is Co-President of WINS (Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success) which is McGraw Hill Companies' first employee resource group. The group launched with a Senior Leadership Conference in January 2004 for approximately 150 women in New York. Since that time, the group has expanded globally to 3,000 members. She also co-founded a state-of-the-art mentoring program, and is still very involved with this important initiative.
Currently, Ms. Ferguson leads McGraw Hill Financial’s Global Business Services where she is a strategic partner to finance, financial reporting, human resources and other business colleagues. In addition to her everyday responsibilities, Ms. Ferguson is often involved in project work that makes great use of her collaboration and problem-solving skills. She is Co-Author of the Power of Mentoring.
In her administrative efficiency, the depth of her knowledge of corporate practices and her dedication to the firm’s mission, Ms. Ferguson provides vital support and guidance in sustaining McGraw Hill Financial’s reputation for achieving impeccable corporate governance while creating value for shareholders.
NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.