Congratulations to Mercy Home’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, HR, and Facilities, Cheryl Murphy, on being recognized in the list of Crain’s 2019 Notable Women Executives Over 50!
In order to qualify for recognition, honorees needed to be in a C-suite (executive) role, have turned 50 by the publication date, and be based in the Chicago area.
As an introduction to the nominees, the newspaper noted that only 4.8 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and that women account for less than a quarter of senior roles globally. But despite those numbers, women like Cheryl are thriving in executive roles in Chicago!
“That should provide encouragement and inspiration for the next generation of women moving up,” they wrote.
Cheryl herself was taken aback by the recognition.
“I was shocked, surprised, and humbled,” she said of the moment she found out she was being honored.
This is not the first time Cheryl has been recognized by both her peers and the public for career excellence. In 2017 and 2018, she was one of the winners among 700 nominated for CFO of the Year by the Chicago chapter of Financial Executives International.