U.S. Headquarters: New York
Global Employees: 34,000
U.S. Employees: 22,663
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 40
Why It’s on the List
The company made substantial progress last year, for which it will be honored as DiversityInc’s Top Company for Talent Development on Oct. 16, with Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Bewkes accepting.
In 2012, Time Warner appointed its first Chief Diversity Officer, Lisa Quiroz, who reports directly to Bewkes. Each division has Diversity Performance Goals (DPGs), which consist of workforce representation as well as workplace and marketplace initiatives. Each divisional CEO signs off on the DPGs and is held responsible for completing them by year-end, with bonuses affected.
Last year, the company focused on increasing its connection with the LGBT community, including support for several nonprofit organizations and emphasis on the six LGBT resource groups it has across U.S. and U.K. business units.
The company has a Multicultural Innovation Council, which held its first summit in October. Its mission is to help shape the future diversity agenda. The council is comprised of senior executives representing Time Warner’s television, media and digital businesses, and focuses on two areas: expanding multicultural creative/business opportunities and ensuring that Time Warner attracts and retains the best global and diverse talent.
Other DiversityInc Lists
- No. 2 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
- No. 7 The DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for LGBT Employees
Chairman and CEO
“At Time Warner, diversity is not just about being a good corporate citizen—it is also a business imperative as our audiences become more multicultural and more global each day. As a company whose core competency is our passion for storytelling, we are only as good and relevant as the content we create, and we are proud that our workforce increasingly reflects the fast-evolving world.”
Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer
“Time Warner is a place where all employees can flourish regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Our diversity unites us and makes us stronger and more relevant as we harness the smartest and most creative ideas in television, film and journalism and produce and create them for a global marketplace.”