DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.
DiversityInc is the dominant “diversity” publication with more web traffic and social media reach than Black Enterprise, Working Mother, Hispanic Business, Diversity Executive, Diversity Journal and Diversity Woman. We publish two websites, www.DiversityInc.com and our by-subscription management website, BestPractices.DiversityInc.com. We also publish DiversityInc magazine five times a year; aside from our paid subscribers, the magazine is sent to the C-suites of companies with more than 5,000 employees.
We produce three diversity events every year—the DiversityInc Top 50 announcement in April, a healthcare event in the early fall and our special awards event in October. Our April event alone will have more than 700 guests from 400 companies.
The core of DiversityInc is The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity competition. Now in its 15th year, more than 1,000 companies participated in 2014. It is a metrics-driven evaluation that is independent of business done with our company. We have spent millions of dollars incorporating our methodology into SAS and can positively correlate best practices, like senior-executive accountability, diversity councils, resource groups and mentoring with specific results as expressed by human-capital and supplier-diversity results. Our Benchmarking product can guide a company with absolute precision to a plan that will produce results when executed. We have more than 60 Benchmarking clients; almost all renew every year.
DiversityInc’s CEO and owner is Luke Visconti. He directs all editorial and business operations of the publication, as well as events and the consulting practice. His column, Ask the White Guy, is a top draw.
DiversityInc was founded in 1998 as a web-based publication; our print magazine was launched in 2002.
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity
The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity competition began in 2001 as corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The competition has evolved and continues to be refined and improved to reflect how rapidly companies are adapting these strategies. We utilize SAS software to analyze data and draw correlations relevant to performance.
Participation in the list has increased every year and in 2014 will top 1,000 companies. There is volatility on the list as new companies gain strength and others work to keep up with quickly evolving best practices. The DiversityInc Top 50 list is derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries, with more than 15 industries represented. Subsets of the same data submission are used to determine our other lists. The methodology for determining the list is data driven and the process is editorially driven.
The list is completely unbiased; companies that have a business relationship with DiversityInc receive no preferential treatment.
The new list is announced in person at our April event. Please see www.DiversityInc.com/events for more information on our diversity events.
DiversityInc is located in Princeton, N.J. At DiversityInc, “diversity” is the majority and is evenly represented across all levels of salary and responsibility. DiversityInc offers partner benefits, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement. Our job openings are posted on our career center.
The DiversityInc Foundation
The DiversityInc Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization launched by Luke Visconti in 2006. The Foundation’s mission is to support and fund higher education. We have endowed scholarships at the three schools where Luke is on the board; Bennett College for Women (an HBCU), New Jersey City University (a Hispanic-serving institution and minority-serving institution) and Rutgers University. The Foundation raises money through Luke Visconti’s speaking fees and direct donations from DiversityInc Media—the foundation has no administrative overhead (donated by DiversityInc) and nobody draws a salary from it. We have distributed more than $1 million since 2006 and more than $2 million in advertising and other in-kind donations. Last year, DiversityInc donated more than 4% of it’s gross revenue to charity.
DiversityInc Philanthropic Alliances
DiversityInc contributes generously and has alliances with several diversity-related charities and nonprofit organizations, including:
- ALPFA – Association For Latino Professionals In Finance and Accounting
- AscendNAAMBA – National Association of Asian MBAs
- Bennett College
- GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
- Greater Cleveland Partnership – Commission on Economic Inclusion
- The Greenlining Institute
- HACR – Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
- HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
- HBCU Connect
- LEAP – Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.
- NABA, Inc. – National Association of Black Accountants
- NBDC – National Business & Disability Council
- NGLCC – National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
- NJCU – New Jersey City University
- NOD – National Organization on Disability
- The PhD Project
- Rutgers Camden
- Rutgers Future Scholars
- Rutgers STEP Program
- Rutgers Women’s Basketball
- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- USBLN – United States Business Leadership Network
- Walter Kaitz Foundation
- WBENC – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
- WEConnect International
- WISE - Women Impacting Storebrand Excellence
DiversityInc donates funds and advertising to our partners.
DiversityInc Media, LLC is privately owned by Luke Visconti, with no outside investors. DiversityInc is a veteran-owned business.