Barbara Frankel

Barbara Frankel is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of DiversityInc, supervising the diversity-management content for DiversityInc.com, DiversityInc magazine, and BestPractices.DiversityInc.com, a website for senior diversity leaders. She is one of DiversityInc’s senior executives who presents benchmarking consulting results to CEOs and senior leaders across corporate America. She also oversees the content of DiversityInc’s five annual events, which average more than 600 attendees from 200 companies and have featured more than 20 CEOs from major corporations.


Ms. Frankel also spearheads and oversees DiversityInc’s global-diversity research, now in its fourth year. The research focuses on global challenges and successful best practices in workforce diversity, talent development, marketplace connections and supplier diversity.

Her outside affiliations include the National Board of Directors of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Global Advisory Board of WEConnect. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in business journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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KPMG on the Net-Zero Readiness of the United States

Originally published at info.kpmg.us. KPMG ranked No. 16 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   From board rooms to the halls of country capitals, leaders across the public and private sectors are increasingly deploying strategies to address climate change and drive towards a future net-zero…

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Georgia Power Partners With Nonprofit ‘Voices for Georgia’ To Promote Literacy for Pre-K Students

Originally published at southerncompany.com. Southern Company ranked No. 20 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   Georgia Power has partnered with the nonprofit organization Voices for Georgia’s Children for the eighth consecutive year to celebrate Pre-K Week across the state. Like 2020, this year will be…

Southern Company Publishes Its 2019–2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Originally published at southerncompany.com. Southern Company ranked No. 20 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   On Sept. 27, Souther Company released its 2019/2020 Corporate Responsibility Executive Summary, highlighting key areas of interest to help stakeholders access environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures and other…

Wells Fargo Appoints Vanessa Rodriguez To Lead Community Lending and Investment Within the Corporate and Investment Bank

Originally published at newsroom.wf.com. Wells Fargo ranked No. 25 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021.   On Oct. 15, Wells Fargo & Company’s (NYSE: WFC) Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) announced that it has appointed Vanessa Rodriguez to lead Community Lending and Investment (CLI) within…