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DiversityInc's list of top 50 companies for diversity

DiversityInc's annual survey tracks hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.
DiversityInc's list of top 50 companies for diversity

DiversityInc released its list of Top 50 companies with leading practices in diversity for 2016. This year the list was led by Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium based in Oakland. Second on the list was Novartis Pharmaceuticals followed by Ernst and Young, AT&T and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kaiser Permanente has 66.6 percent representation of Blacks, Asians and Latinos in its total management, which is higher than top 10 companies and double that of top 50 averages. The company has 12 employee resource groups called “Multicultural Business Resource Groups (MBRGs) that have more than 3500 chapters. Novartis – which is second on the list has a diversity and inclusion strategy that places an emphasis on influencing the diversity of its patients, customers and suppliers and its recruitment, onboarding and talent development initiatives. The rate of promotions of women to management in the company is 37.8 percent higher the top 10 and 52.2 percent higher than the top 50. E&Y has 8 percent more women in senior leadership positions than the top 50 – which uses a variety of tools including a diversity and inclusion microsite, formal learning programs and experiential learning programs.


  1. Kaiser Permanente
  2. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  3. EY
  4. AT&T
  5. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  6. Sodexo
  7. MasterCard
  8. Johnson & Johnson
  9. Marriott International
  10. Prudential Financial
  11. Deloitte
  12. Wells Fargo
  13. Procter & Gamble
  14. Abbott
  15. Accenture
  16. KPMG
  17. Merck & Co.
  18. Cox Communications
  19. Cummins
  20. IBM
  21. ADP
  22. Target
  23. New York Life
  24. BASF
  25. Anthem
  26. Eli Lilly and Company
  27. Wyndham Worldwide
  28. Dell
  29. Comcast NBCUniversal
  30. Kellogg Company
  31. Northrop Grumman
  32. Aetna
  33. TIAA
  34. Toyota Motor North America
  35. Allstate Insurance Company
  36. Colgate-Palmolive
  37. Time Warner
  38. The Walt Disney Company
  39. TD Bank
  40. General Mills
  41. Nielsen
  42. Hilton Worldwide
  43. Monsanto
  44. KeyCorp
  45. AbbVie
  46. Southern Company
  47. MassMutual Financial Group
  48. General Motors
  49. Genentech
  50. Medtronic

DiversityInc’s annual survey tracks the top companies in the U.S. covering hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans.  The survey asked participating companies about 300 questions and is now in its 17th year and more than 1,800 companies participated in 2016. 

Find the findings of the survey here.

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Topics: Culture, Diversity, Employee Relations

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