In more recent times, conversations surrounding racial equality have gained momentum in the United States. With the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the #Covid19 pandemic, the stark reality in healthcare, education, business, and career has called for urgent restructuring and inclusion to uplift the black community who are the hardest hit.
In view of efforts been made to level the equilibria in the career world, Forbes has released its‘ 2022 list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity
In this year’s list, Forbes presents an overview of not only companies in banking and finance, which calls for more Black representation, but also healthcare and education.
“The impact of COVID-19 took the world by storm and revealed the magnitude of inequalities that exist in communities of color, especially Black- and minority-owned businesses,” John Patton, head of U.S. diversity and inclusion at TD Bank, told Forbes.
“To stay on track and continue on our path to diversify talent across the organization, we’ve enhanced our focus on diversity and inclusion and we report on our progress annually as part of our Environment, Social, and Governance Reporting suite.”
Progressive Insurance takes the top spot of America’s best large employers, including Mutual of Omaha, The Hartford, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, and United Services Automobile Association, which made the top 20.
Two banks (TD Bank at #9 and Quicken Loans at #10) made the top 10, three IT and software companies (VMware, Adobe, and the SAS Institute) made the top 10; while Linkedin and Nintendo) made the top 30.
According to Statista, which partnered with Forbes to make the list, some of the top-performing companies gave been able to drive actionable plans and initiatives, providing support and representation for diverse employees, including leadership programs targeting underrepresented groups and women.
According to Statista, 16 percent of the groups that made the Forbes list have female CEOs, and 31 percent have executive leadership and board positions filled by women. Additionally, more than half the businesses on the list (55 percent) have an executive leadership position with the task of promoting diversity and inclusion.
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