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What makes a company a true diversity leader? The metrics pinpoint the reasons, as evidenced by The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® rankings. While empirical data is the critical factor in a business-based objective assessment of comparative progress, it doesn’t tell the entire story of the remarkable and innovative efforts being made by certain companies.
to a New Level
As we visit companies and really explore their cultures and what
motivates them to be diversity leaders, we see huge variations in how
they are accomplishing their goals.
There are unique strategies their
managers are using to expand the
relevance of diversity to their business objectives.
How do you capture that in a
survey that must be entirely based
on data to remain objective and
metrics-focused? You single out the
companies that are breaking barriers for their specific efforts in
specialized segments of diversity
We decided last year to
acknowledge seven companies
for their achievements in critical areas of diversity management,
and last November, at our black-tie event, the CEOs of these companies accepted their awards.
This November, at our event in
Washington, D.C., there will be
eight awards accepted by CEOs.
These awards are determined
first by a careful look at what the
data shows us are the strongest
companies in each of these areas,
followed by an in-depth examination of what these companies are
doing to move the needle for themselves and their peers.
The companies that received the
first set of awards are consistent
diversity leaders, and each could
have been nominated in several categories. They were:
; Top Company for Working Families
; Top Company for Generational
; Top Company for Community
; Top Company for Executive
; Top Company for Talent Pipeline
; Top Company for Global Cultural
; Top Company for Employee-Resource Groups (KPMG)
This year, we are adding an
eighth category, Top Company for
which will be given to JCPenney.
Other confirmed award recipients will include Procter & Gamble,
Ernst & Young, AT&T, Deloitte and
On the following pages, you’ll
see data showing what made the
first round of companies receiving these awards stand out. At the
November event and in this magazine (and on DiversityInc.com and
we’ll be showcasing these very special companies and their achievements throughout the year.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
To better understand the stages of corporate diversity, contact Barbara Frankel at bfrankel@DiversityInc.com
We single out the companies that are breaking barriers for their
specific efforts in specialized segments of diversity management. “ ”