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Procter & Gamble: No. 7 in the DiversityInc Top 50

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Company Information

U.S. Headquarters: Cincinnati
Global Employees: 126,000
U.S. Employees: 29,000
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 5

Why It’s on the List


The consumer-packaged-goods giant is a long-time diversity leader and has been on the list for nine of the last 10 years. P&G has an annual Global Diversity & Inclusion Week anchored by International Women’s Day. Last year, the company launched flex@work, a global strategy to enable employees to integrate work and life needs. The company said this new initiative was one of the top two drivers of increased engagement in its employee survey this year.

The company continues to use both its resource groups and its marketing team to reach multicultural consumers. In June, P&G’s My Black Is Beautiful initiative teamed up with Black Girls Rock and UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) to launch Imagine a Future. The campaign to increase self-confidence is expected to reach more than 1 million Black girls in the next three years.

As another example, P&G’s Black resource group (AALT, or African Ancestry Leadership Team) holds an annual two-day meeting for all Black managers in the company with strong support from senior management. And the Latinovation Seminar for more than 800 employees showed how Latino managers are driving the business through innovation.

P&G also continues to be a leader for people with disabilities, with board membership in the US Business Leadership Network, its Project REACH initiative to bring students with disabilities into the workplace, and other local and national initiatives.

P&G has reached out to veterans through its Warriors to P&G recruiting initiative, to find and place qualified wounded or disabled veterans.

Other DiversityInc Lists

  • No. 5 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Recruitment & Retention
  • No. 2 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Latinos
  • No. 2 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Asian-Americans
  • No. 2 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People With Disabilities
  • No. 8 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Global Diversity

Diversity Leadership

William Gipson
Chief Diversity Officer and
Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Global Hair and Color

“As Chief Diversity Officer at P&G and in leading diverse research and development teams, I have experienced the power of diversity, where diverse teams of employees have delivered breakthrough results for the Company, with innovative products that win with all consumers.  And it all starts with winning with our own employees through an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and included and importantly, able to perform at their peak every day.”