THE 2016 DIVERSITYINC
TOP 50 COMPANIES FOR DIVERSITY

More than 1,800 companies participated in the 2016 survey. There is no fee to participate and every company receives a free report card assessing its performance against all competitors. The survey, now in its 16th year, leads to a detailed, empirically driven ranking. The free report card assesses performance based on four areas of diversity management:

  • Talent Pipeline: workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent, structures
  • Equitable Talent Development: employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness
  • CEO/Leadership Commitment: accountability for results, personal communications, visibility
  • Supplier Diversity: spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability, support

About the DiversityInc Top 50 Survey

The survey is an editorial process entirely, and there is no requirement to do business with DiversityInc.

The 2017 survey opens Sept. 15, 2016 | Click here to request an invitation.

2017 Top 50 Competition Prep Webinars

The following FREE webinars provide tips and best practices to complete DiversityInc’s Top 50 survey for 2017.

• Hosted by DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and COO Carolynn Johnson, the team will address changes to the survey and data privacy, as well as answer frequently asked questions.

• Each of the webinars below will be live and provide opportunities to ask questions.

Sept. 22 |  Click here to register. Dec. 1 |  Click here to register.
Sept. 29 |  Click here to register. Jan. 12, 2017 |  Click here to register.
Oct. 13 |  Click here to register. Feb. 9, 2017 |  Click here to register.
Nov. 10 |  Click here to register.

2016 Learning Sessions: Videos & Presentations

Patti Lee Innovative Nontraditional Recruiting Strategies:
Patti Lee, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Chief Diversity Officer, Wyndham Worldwide
David O'Brien Connecting Corporate Reputation with Diversity:
David O’Brien, Partner and Americas Director of Communications and Marketing, EY
Lissiah Hundley Addressing Unconscious Bias:
Lissiah Taylor-Hundley, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, Cox Enterprises
Recruiting-Strategies Recruiting Strategies for Women in Technical Roles:
Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, ADP; Kaley Gagnon, Executive Director, College Recruiting, AT&T; Michael L. Cox, SVP of Talent Acquisition, Comcast NBCUniversal
High Potentials Characteristics of High Potentials:
Michael Fenlon, Global and US Talent Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Matthew Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide
Disciplined Mentoring Disciplined Mentoring Programs:
Marlon Sullivan, Divisional Vice President, Talent and Development, Abbott Laboratories; Rosalia Thomas, Director, Human Resources, IBM; Daphanie Pointer, Supplier Diversity Manager, Monsanto
George Halvorson Lunch Keynote Speaker: George Halvorson
Chairman and CEO, Institute for InterGroup Understanding

2016 Announcement Dinner Videos

Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole Keynote Speaker: Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole
Director, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Rev. Jesse Jackson Special Guest: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

2016 Specialty Lists

New and Improved Specialty List Methodology

DiversityInc has improved the methodology of our Specialty Lists, making them more rigorous and data-driven than ever before and reflective of the evolution in diversity management.

The lists should be considered “new” and not comparable to previous years, therefore rankings cannot be considered a trend.

Part of the more metrics-driven evaluation is to abandon a preconceived set number of companies on a list. We looked at group performance and the cutoff takes place where there is a significant difference between the top companies and the next runner up.

As a result, there may be fewer than or more than 10 companies on a list.

2016 Upcoming Events

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