A Virtual Pivot in Light of COVID-19
In response to the pandemic-related travel advisory and in keeping with social distancing safety protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DiversityInc hosted its first-ever virtual announcement for The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and Specialty lists for 2020. The event featured fireside chats and panels elaborating on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion — ideas and practices that have always been important and beneficial for companies but have become that much more crucial in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Invited panelists represent companies that were among (and have been for many years since the inception of our assessment) those listed on the Top 50, specialty list(s) or both. We also invited experts doing data-driven work to present their research on why diversity practices benefit a company — both ethically and economically.