Diversity MBA Magazine Picks 2011 50 Out Front For Diversity Leadership

The 2011 Diversity MBA Magazine 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Companies for Managers to Work

1. Kaiser Permanente2. Accenture3. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey4. Bank of America5. McDonalds
6. JPMorgan Chase7. Colgate Palmolive8. Xerox9. Allstate Insurance10. Verizon Communications
11. Northern Trust12. CSX13. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.14. Fannie Mae15. ADP
16. Kraft Foods17. Pitney Bowes18. GE19. DePaul University20. MetLife
21. Citi22. Sprint23. FedEx24. Staples25. Exelon
26. US Navy27. Vanguard28. American Airlines29. Astra Zeneca30. Deloitte
31. Credit Suisse32. Yale University33.Burger King34. Procter & Gamble35. JC Penney
36. Capital One Financial Corp.37. HCA38. Hewlett Packard39. Abbott40. AOL Time Warner
41. PNC Financial42. Diageo43. Cummins44. University of Houston45. AON
46. Intel47. Progressive Insurance48. Jones Lang LaSalle49. RR Donnelley50. Dr. Pepper Snapple

CHICAGO, ILDiversity MBA Magazine is scheduled to release its coveted “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse Managers To Work” in its spring 2011 issue that is scheduled for worldwide distribution on April 25th.

The specialized and innovative publication that targets people of color and women in leadership, professionals, students, and the business community, will feature rankings of corporations that offer the best work environments and opportunities for women and people of color.

Research methodology for 2011 broadened and varies slightly from past years, according to Pam McElvane, publisher/CEO. Recruitment pipelines, for example, were expanded to include veterans and the disabled. The retention category also incorporates inclusion programs as well as retention ratios that help determine sustainability, she said.

“The succession category will continue to evolve as we learn what are the most impactful methods and practices used to develop women and people of color,” McElvane says. “The accountability category is most comprehensive, including CEO and board commitment, diversity measurements, reward systems for diversity performance; diversity reporting structure, and how external influences impact leadership development.’’

Diversity MBA’s 2011 ranking was very competitive this year. It includes a 30 percent increase in participation by companies, shifting the rankings to a new level. The competitive landscape of the corporate marketplace is testament to how CEOs have made a commitment to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Diversity MBA Magazine also is pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente is the No. 1 company for diverse managers to work.

“This is unprecedented and is a true testament that Kaiser Permanente is not only an industry leader, but sets the standard for the marketplace,” says McElvane.

Diversity MBA Magazine provides research reports on diversity benchmarks for talent retention, industry diversity programs, and performance in the diversity arena through its partnership with DePaul University. The magazine is distributed to more than 400 business schools, professional and business associations and entrepreneurs; and 30 countries worldwide through QS Top MBA World Tour.

Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 1 million readers online and in print.