2017 50 OUT FRONT: Best Companies for Women & Diverse Managers To Work

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Immediate Release

June 15th, 2017
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DiversityMBA names 50 OUT FRONT

Best Companies for Women & Diverse Managers To Work

Chicago, IL – DiversityMBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, has named Carolina’s Healthcare System as the No. 1 company in its 2017 rankings of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” The Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina’s Healthcare System earned the top ranking for a second year in a row.

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) is No. 2 in Diversity MBA’s annual survey, also known as the 50 Out Front list. AT&T snags third position. (A complete list is attached.)

New in 2017, Diversity MBA’s survey showcases companies and institutions that make a strategic effort to implement intentional strategies for women and managers of diverse backgrounds to gain access to leadership roles. DiversityMBA emphasizes how companies are championing recruiting efforts that result in a diverse talent selection for management opportunities. The pipeline development of emerging leaders is also a key focus for this year’s survey, as well as how impactful companies are with sustaining inclusive cultures.

“CEO engagement and commitment to community continues to be at an all-time high,” said Pam McElvane, CEO and publisher of DiversityMBA Magazine. “We expect to see companies more and more find ways to integrate social responsibility, community and workplace as the formula for building successful inclusive environments. It is, however, equally important for companies to continue to build their diverse talent pipeline that includes women and all dimensions of diversity.”

DiversityMBA’s methodology consists of a multi-tiered process: 1) registration of participating organizations, 2) completion of our survey, 3) rating of participants with the highest scores, and 4) secondary research to determine the Top 50. While more than 500 companies registered to participate in the survey, only 310 qualified for the competitive rating to qualify for selection. Companies are selected based on scores for representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability.

The annual competition also recognizes “Best in Class Companies” in the areas mentioned above, as well as in specialty categories.  

DMBA Publishing publishes DiversityMBA Magazine, a bimonthly publication, Diversity Business Review (DBR), white papers and blogs. Our publications reach more than 1.9 million worldwide, print and online.  For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com or download our free mobile application DiversityMBA through Google Play. The app is available for all mobile devices.


50 Out Front in 2017, in rank order


View 2017 50 Out Front: Best In Class Companies

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