July 5, 2023
CHICAGO, IL – Diversity MBA Media released the 17th Annual List of 50 Out Front: Best Places to Work for Women and Diverse Managers ranking and has named both L’Oréal USA and Atrium Health as dual No.1’s this year for the first time in history. These rankings were followed by Colgate- Palmolive in the No.2 spot and Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan at No.3 (see entire list below.)
“This year for the first time in the history of our 50 Out Front Ranking has two companies tied for the number one spot. Our benchmarking metrics measure how companies and organizations are advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion with the intersection of talent management. While there’s a ranking and we want to celebrate that process, companies are benchmarking how they perform against the index rather than each other. To have two very different industries at a dual number No.1 speaks to the integrity of the work that we do. We are overjoyed to be celebrating the progress these companies have made as there is always more work to be done. We admire the commitment and celebrate efforts of every company on this year’s ranking,” says DMBA CEO, Pamela McElvane.
She went on to say, “This year’s ranking is very special not only due to our dual No.1’s but because of the diversity of industries within our top ten features healthcare, consumer packaged goods, insurance, consulting, and financial services at the top. This ranking sought to highlight organizations that have created sustainable and reputable systems within their organizations for not only women but for people of color to advance, because as it stands 70% of leadership roles are held by white Americans and within that only 36% are women. This is a major indication of a gap in in achieving representation at the top for diversity.”
Companies are ranked using Diversity MBA’s benchmarking metrics, which measure how companies and organizations intentionally invest in strategies and practices to advance women and managers of diverse backgrounds. Diversity MBA’s methodology consists of a multitiered process that involves primary and secondary research. Companies are selected based on scores in seven categories: strategy, representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and leadership accountability.
The annual list also recognizes “Best in Class Companies” in each category, as well as 25 other specialty categories.
Diversity MBA Media publishes Diversity MBA magazine print and online issues, Diversity Digital and Diversity Business Review (DBR), white papers and blogs. Our publications reach more than 1.9 million worldwide. For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com.
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* While the above companies are listed as 1-49 with two companies sharing the #1 spot, the number of companies still amounts to 50.
* As a recipient of the recognition, permission is granted to Diversity MBA to use our logo in promotions and marketing relative to this recognition.
The Best in Class categories recognize organizations that have shown outstanding results and made significant progress in the categories listed below Recruitment, Representation, Succession Planning, Workplace Inclusion & Retention, Accountability, and Board Diversity.