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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Kelly Abcarian To Helm Measurement and Impact Group for NBCUniversal Advertising and Partnerships

Originally published at nbcuniversal.com. Comcast NBCUniversal ranked No. 7 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020.   On April 21, NBCUniversal’s Advertising and Partnerships division announced the appointment of Kelly Abcarian to the role of Executive Vice President, Measurement & Impact. An industry-renowned advanced advertising leader, Abcarian will spearhead the…

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Originally published at coxenterprises.com. Cox Communications ranked No. 17 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020. On April 22, Cox Enterprises released Making Our Mark, its collective impact report, which details the company’s investment of nearly $1 billion in sustainable businesses and technologies, and more than…

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Originally published at newsroom.hilton.com. Laura Fuentes is Hilton’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Hilton ranked No. 2 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020.   Hilton has long been focused on creating an inclusive workplace and a culture shaped by its team members’ diverse backgrounds and experiences….