MORE THAN 750 BUSINESS LEADERS TO GATHER IN NYC FOR ANNUAL DINNER ANNOUNCING 2014 DIVERSITYINC TOP 50 COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY
Participation in the survey is at its highest ever, with more than 1,000 companies vying for a spot on the Top 50.
PRINCETON, NJ (April 15, 2014) – DiversityInc, the most widely recognized and leading content provider and consultancy on the business of diversity, is preparing to announce its annual DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list on April 22nd in New York. CEOs and Chief Diversity Officers will gather in New York City for an awards banquet and meetings to discuss strategies, resource groups, mentoring, talent development initiatives, supplier diversity, philanthropy and community outreach.
The event will feature CNBC correspondent Melissa Lee as co-host with DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti.
This is the 14th year that DiversityInc is releasing its ranking of leading public and private companies on their commitment to workplace diversity. Executives will also be attending a sold-out Best Practices Conference regarding diversity management, at the Museum of American Finance, from 8:45am to 3:30pm.
For those not in attendance, the list will be unveiled first via Twitter. Follow @DiversityInc to be among the first to see who makes the list. WHO: University of Maryland President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, an expert on educational inequalities, will deliver the keynote address. DiversityInc CEO, Luke Visconti, will announce this year’s Top 50 rankings. CNBC Correspondent Melissa Lee will serve as co-host More than 750 corporate executives from throughout U.S. will be in attendance.
A total of 1,215 companies participated in the survey in 2014. There is no fee involved to participate and every company receives a free report card assessing its performance against all competitors. The survey, now in its 15th year, leads to a detailed, empirically driven ranking. The free report card assesses performance based on four key areas of diversity management:
- Talent Pipeline: workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent, structures
- Equitable Talent Development: employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness
- CEO/Leadership Commitment: accountability for results, personal communications, visibility
- Supplier Diversity: spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability, support
The DiversityInc Top 50 List
14. Merck & Co
17. Wells Fargo
20. General Mills
25. New York Life
28. Northrop Grumman
31. Kellogg Company
40. Rockwell Collins
42. Time Warner
45. TD Bank