Nielsen – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Nielsen #22

New York, NY
243,240 employees
CEO: David Calhoun
CDO: Susan Whiting

Diversity Mission: At Nielsen, diversity isn’t just a goal, it is a business imperative. We leverage diversity to gain a competitive advantage in both the workplace and the marketplace. Our effectiveness at embracing the talents of people of different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives is key to our continued success in providing clients with information they need to succeed. We create a diverse, supportive work environment and we value the differences that each individual brings.

“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility across Nielsen and a core ingredient to our own continued success,” said Nielsen CEO David Calhoun. Nielsen measure what consumers watch and buy, so the company recognizes that it is imperative that the measurement is reflective of all consumers — thus fully embracing the diverse global population. Nielsen realizes that its workforce must reflect the diverse communities it measures. Its structure for driving diversity includes leadership accountability (quarterly scorecards), an Internal Diversity Council comprised of senior-most leaders by business unit, employee resource groups, an External Advisory Council (comprised of 35 executives and industry leaders to provide a third-party perspective of Nielsen’s diversity and inclusion performance and strategies), and a robust Supplier Diversity Program.