DiversityMBA Magazine Names 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


CHICAGO, IL- Diversity MBA Magazine, a national leadership publication targeting managers, executives in leadership; professionals, students, and the business community publishes its seventh annual list of “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers To Work” in its spring issue, which will distributed in May 2013.

The ranking for the 2013 50 Out Front Companies list has expanded its research evaluations to include companies that implement intentional strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity; that allows and encourage managers and women of diverse backgrounds to advance and develop into leadership roles.

Pam McElvane, ceo & publisher, says,” Diversity MBA Benchmarking has achieved establishing marketplace metrics for diversity strategy trends.  We are proud to be able to provide best practice organizations that have demonstrated commitment in this space.  Our lens has expanded beyond best practices to leading practices.  We expect organizations to have systems and processes in place that support best practices; measures to support metrics and results that drive impact.”

Diversity MBA Magazine is pleased to name Verizon Communications as the new Number One Company for the “Best Places for Diverse Managers & Women to Work”.  Verizon has been focused on improving their existing internal talent systems and initiatives.  Verizon has made significant changes in their environment moving up our list from ten to number one.  Thus, proving that this organization is committed and has the metrics and systems in place to be sustainable and move women and people of color into top leadership roles.

Diversity MBA Magazine is also pleased to congratulate the 49 companies that made our list for the Best Place for Women and Diverse Managers to Work.  We will also be celebrating our Best in Class companies for the categories of Recruitment, Representation, Retention, Workplace Inclusion, Succession, Board Diversity and Accountability. We are also recognizing our Top Regional Companies, Best in Class categories and specialty list including; executive and talent development; employee resource groups; supplier diversity; veterans, disability, lgbt, and the most innovative programs and/or initiatives.

Published quarterly, Diversity MBA Magazine reaches more than 1.75 million subscribers worldwide print and online. For more information, please visit http://www.diversitymbamagazine.com/


DiversityMBA Benchmarking

2013 50 Out Front Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work

1. Verizon Communications2. CSX3. Bank of America4. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, NJ
5. Accenture6. Blue Cross Blue Shield, MI7. Colgate-Palmolive8. DIAGEO
9. American Airlines10. GE11. HCSC, IL12. Kraft Foods
13. A.T. Kearney14. Xerox15. McDonalds16. Fannie Mae
17. Allstate18. DePaul University19. Citigroup20. Intel
21. Wal-Mart Stores22. Nielson23. Hyatt Hotels24. Progressive Insurance
25. Northern Trust26. Sprint27. ADP28. Staples
29. Fed Ex30. Pfizer31. WellPoint32. MetLife
33. AstraZeneca34. SONY Electronics35. JC Penney36. Novartis Pharma
37. Macy’s38. Bristol Myers Squibb39. QUALCOMM40. Hitachi Data Systems
41. Whole Foods42. New York Life43. US Navy44. University of Virginia
45. Stanford University46. US Army47. Novant Health48. Greenville Hospital System
49. Delphi Automotive50. Independence Blue Cross, PA