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BLACK ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCES THE 40 BEST COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY

BLACK ENTERPRISE ANNOUNCES THE 40 BEST COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY

Seventh Annual Diversity Package Reveals Organizations Successfully Embracing Inclusion Across Four Key Areas: Board of Directors, Employee Base, Senior Management and Supplier Diversity  

 

Plus, Black and Gay in Corporate America: Breaking Through Isolation and Fear 

 

(New York, NY) July 21, 2011—BLACK ENTERPRISE has released its seventh annual listing of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity as featured in the publication’s July issue and on BlackEnterprise.com. The companies singled out for distinction demonstrated a commitment to diversity in one or more of four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

 

Of the 40 best, McDonald’s Corp., Fannie Mae, Verizon Communications Inc. and WGL Holdings Inc. demonstrated significant strengths in all four areas surveyed.  Darden Restaurants Inc., Pepco Holdings Inc. and Sodexo Inc. were cited as solid in three. Making their first appearance on this list are Allstate Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., MetLife Corp., Nationwide, Prudential Financial Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co.

 

In 2005, BLACK ENTERPRISE began publishing its list of the “Best Companies for Diversity,” identifying those corporations that best fostered an atmosphere of inclusion for African Americans within their workforce. This year the editors took the unprecedented step of singling out those that have also implemented policy to ensure that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employees are protected from additional discrimination and gain access to opportunities for advancement.  In the cover feature “Black and Gay in Corporate America,” BLACK ENTERPRISE takes an in-depth look at how a growing number of African American LGBT managers are breaking through isolation and fear within their companies.

 

The full list of the 2011 Black Enterprise 40 Best Companies for Diversity is as follows:

 

Arkansas

Minnesota

WAL-MART STORES INC., Bentonville

GENERAL MILLS INC., Minneapolis

 

 

California

Nevada

PG&E CORP., San Francisco

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL, Las Vegas

WELLS FARGO & CO., San Francisco

 

 

New Jersey

Connecticut

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC., Newark 

AETNA INC., Hartford

 

PITNEY BOWES, Stamford

New York

 

AMERICAN EXPRESS CO., New York

District of Columbia

IBM, Armonk

FANNIE MAE, Washington

JP MORGAN CHASE & CO., New York 

PEPCO HOLDINGS INC., Washington

METLIFE CORP., New York 

WGL HOLDINGS INC., Washington

PEPSICO INC., Purchase

 

TIAA-CREF, New York

Florida

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA INC., New York

DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC., Orlando

VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC., New York

 

XEROX CORP., Rochester

 

Georgia

 

AFLAC INC., Columbus

North Carolina

THE COCA-COLA CO., Atlanta

BANK OF AMERICA CORP., Charlotte

 

Illinois

Ohio

ALLSTATE CORP., Northbrook

NATIONWIDE, Columbus 

EXELON CORP., Chicago

 

MCDONALD’S CORP., Oak Brook

Tennessee

STATE FARMS INSURANCE COS., Bloomington

FEDEX CORP., Memphis

 

 

Kentucky

Texas

YUM! BRANDS INC., Louisville

AT&T INC., Dallas

 

COMERICA INC., Dallas

Maryland

 

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL INC., Bethesda

Virginia 

SODEXO INC., Gaithersburg

FREDDIE MAC, McLean

 

NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP., Norfolk

Michigan

 

FORD MOTOR CO., Dearborn

 

GENERAL MOTORS CORP., Detroit 

 

KELLOGG CO., Battle Creek 

 

 

 

To select our 2011 companies, BLACK ENTERPRISE sent surveys to the nation’s top 1,000 publicly traded companies as well as to the 100 leading global companies with strong U.S. operations. The questionnaire focused on activities related to the participation of African Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.  A heavier weighting was applied to the senior management and supplier diversity areas. The final scores, along with the results of reporting and research conducted by the editorial staff, were used to determine the 40 Best Companies for Diversity.

 

The complete report, including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the July issue of black enterprise magazine, on newsstands now.

 

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