DiversityInc, which focuses on the benefits diversity brings to businesses, just named Carolynn Johnson as its new CEO. In addition, the company released its 2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.
“We have an amazing history that goes back to when Carolynn was just 22 years old,” said DiversityInc founder Luke Visconti via a press release. “This relationship has been a long, professional development for us both. She is prepared for the job that she has been working towards. I will step back, let her lead, and support her with everything I have.”
Visconti will step down from his role as CEO and will become chairman of DiversityInc.
AT&T topped the list of best companies for diversity. Other top companies included Marriott International Inc., ADP, Hilton, Eli Lilly, Comcast, Accenture, and Mastercard.
Johnson, previously COO for DiversityInc, was a speaker at the 2019 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. She participated in the panel session, “An Honest Conversation About Race in the Workplace.” During the panel, she offered this memorable quote, “In order to get over our fear and shame, we have to understand the other side of racial fatigue.” Watch the video below for the entire panel with Carolynn Johnson. And click here to view the entire 2019 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.