The competitiveness of corporate America requires inclusion at all levels—and that culture comes from the top. That’s why BLACK ENTERPRISE has developed our list of the Top Executives in Corporate Diversity.
This roster represents senior managers and C-suite executives charged with ensuring that major corporations have diverse representation across the board. We found top-ranked executives among the nation’s 250 largest publicly traded corporations whose primary responsibility is oversight and implementation of policies and programs that advance African Americans, Latinos, and other ethnic minorities as well as women, the disabled, and the LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) population throughout their employee, senior management, and supplier ranks. They are also involved with expansive outreach to the diverse communities in which they serve.
Discover some of the executives we featured in our May 2014 issue who make diversity a business imperative.
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Selection criteria for the Top Diversity Executives:
• We selected all verified chief diversity officers, global diversity executives, executive and senior vice presidents, and vice presidents and assistant vice presidents who lead corporate diversity initiatives.
• We excluded all executives who have been identified as directors, managers, or assistant and associate directors and managers in this area.
• All executives have overall diversity and inclusion as their sole function or primary responsibility as well as part of their managerial title.
• We excluded those who serve as general counsels, human resource officers, or corporate foundation executives without a diversity management designation for the entire company or a major operational and/or revenue-producing unit.
Vice President, Workforce Effectiveness & Global Diversity
Marriott International Inc.
SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Global Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, Corporate HR
Walmart Stores Inc.