The Moral Courage Needed in America

It is unsettling that watching the snuff films of the 21st-century lynchings of Ahmaud Arbery (Georgia) and George Floyd (Minnesota) feels more

DiversityInc Book Recommendations for Leaders

Our recommended reading list includes titles like Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist," Paul Butler's "Chokehold," Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility" and Isabel Wilkerson's "The Warmth of Other Suns." more

Why Most Diversity Programs Are Doomed to Fail

Since starting DiversityInc 23 years ago, I have not seen diversity training, by itself, change anything. In fact, I think most diversity training increases “minority” turnover by raising expectations that are not met. more

This list is comprised of companies whose data indicates they have the potential to make the DiversityInc Top 50 list. Noteworthy companies are judged by the same criteria as used in the Top 50 competition, including their responses in the following areas:

  • Human Capital Diversity Metrics: Gender and racial/ethnic representation of the overall workforce and management, as well as representation in new hires, promotions, turnover and the 10% highest-paid employees
  • Leadership Accountability: CEO/senior leadership commitment and accountability, diversity and inclusion management, as well as representation metrics and practices of the board of directors and diversity councils
  • Talent Programs: Participation metrics and practices for formal mentoring, formal sponsorship, employee resource groups and high potential programs
  • Workplace Practices: Practices and metrics related to talent acquisition, talent management, onboarding, diversity training, workforce development and engagement, LGBTQ inclusion, people with disabilities, military community, and employee benefits
  • Supplier Diversity: Procurement spend with companies owned by people from under-represented groups, as well as leadership accountability and management practices
  • Philanthropy: Contributions to and engagement with non-profit organizations focused on people from underrepresented groups


Ally Financial
American Family Insurance
American Water
Becton Dickinson
Best Buy
Cardinal Health
Citizens Financial Group


Flagstar Bank
Herman Miller
Honda North America
International Flavors & Fragrances
Johnson Controls
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.


Owens Corning
Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
State Street Corporation
Tata Consultancy Services
Ulta Beauty
Ultimate Software
Unisys Corporation
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts