NEWARK, NJ: DiversityInc released its 2011 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list with healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente achieving top honors.
Other corporates in the top 10 included Sodexo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AT&T, Ernst & Young, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Deloitte, Kraft Foods, and Colgate Palmolive. The complete 2011 list published by the diversity magazine and website can be viewed here.
Kaiser Permanente's board of directors is half Black, Latino, and Asian, and 36% women. The healthcare company's top level of management is 38% Black, Latino, and Asian, and 25% women.
"Maximizing the talents of our diverse workforce has always been a focus at Kaiser Permanente," said Diane Gage Lofgren, SVP of brand strategy, communications and public relations for Kaiser Permanente. "For each of the past 33 years, we have held a diversity conference that allows caregivers to come together, celebrate diversity, and hone their skills in providing culturally competent care. Additionally, in communications we have put an emphasis on effectively telling our diversity story in a wide range of media and with our various audiences."
Kaiser Permanente first appeared on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity when it landed on the 25 Noteworthy Companies list. Over the last several years the company has climbed up the list, having earned the number four spot last year.