DiversityInc Top 50 Stock Index

Our Stock Index is back and it beats the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 on a one, three- and five-year basis.

DiversityInc Top 50 Stock Index


We're very pleased to welcome back the DiversityInc Stock Index, calculated by Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. Our DiversityInc Top 50 list outperforms the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 on a one-, three- and five-year basis. Our 2012 list also outperformed those indexes.

Many of you will remember that we used the Stock Index for four years prior to the subprime crash—which caused banks to upset our track record. I think it's inaccurate to say "diversity" is the sole factor in making these companies stock-market winners, no more so than "inventory control" or "raw-material sourcing"—but I do think that "diversity" is a key aspect of superior corporate governance, especially in this YouTube era in which mistakes are amplified and ham-handed responses (or no response) are punished.

Michelle Obama: 'I Wish that Girls Could Fail as Bad as Men Do and Be OK'

The former first lady says women execs need to "really shake it up" when they get a seat at the table.

At the United State of Women Summit in Los Angeles on Saturday, former First Lady Michelle Obama talked with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross, star of "Black-ish," about gender equality.

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Lisa Garcia Quiroz, Time Warner's First Chief Diversity Officer, Creator of People en Español, Dies at 56

Quiroz was an advocate of diversity and inclusion, education and the arts.

A Latina trailblazer, Lisa Garcia Quiroz, senior vice president and chief diversity officer at Time Warner Inc., and president of the Time Warner Foundation, died Friday at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. An advocate of diversity and inclusion, education and the arts, Quiroz created a dynamic legacy.

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Accenture's Tauni Crefeld on Challenges Veterans Face When Transitioning

Accenture Managing Director Tauni Crefeld on challenges veterans face when transitioning.

Tauni Crefeld served as an Air Force Security Police captain for five years, responsible for up to 50 security police resources. Before joining the military, she graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Engineering. After leaving the Air Force, Tauni joined Accenture as an analyst — at new joiner level — and 19 years later is a Managing Director in the company's Communications, Media and Technology Consulting practice, leading large complex delivery projects for clients.

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Accenture Managing Director on Why Veterans Are a Great Fit for Professional Careers

Accenture Managing Director Mary Legere on why veterans are a great fit for professional careers.

Lt. Gen. (R) Mary Legere joined Accenture's Federal Services as a Managing Director to help the company bring the best cyber and intelligence capabilities to national defense intelligence and cyber clients. Prior to joining Accenture, Mary served for 34 years in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer, with tours in Korea, Germany, the Balkans and Iraq.

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Analyzing Deloitte's Plans to Phase Out Business Resource Groups

In my expert opinion, Deloitte's phasing out of its business resource groups is a big mistake.

Bloomberg Businessweek posted the article "Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups Are Passé" on July 19 about Deloitte's plans to do away with its "employee affinity groups." My first thought was, were they referring to the firm's business resource groups (BRG)? That was confirmed as I read on and the article mentioned that the firm will end its women BRG, known as the Women Initiatives (WIN). My second thought was that this is a huge mistake. I sought to understand the rationale so I read on and finished the article.

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Uber Fires More Than 20 Workers After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Lack of diversity was always at the core of Uber's problems.

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Uber Technologies Inc. is in the midst of a workplace culture and branding crisis that if not remedied will make the company less desirable to diverse top talent — and will affect its bottom line.

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