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Immediate Release
Media Contact                                                                                                           May 16th, 2014

Diversity MBA Names
2014 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership:

Chicago , IL – Diversity MBA is a national leadership organization targeting professionals, managers, and executives in leadership publishes,  its eighth annual list of “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work.  The list will be published in Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2014 June issue.
The ranking for 2014 50 Out Front Companies list benchmarking research has expanded its criteria to include analysis of not only systems and methodologies for inclusive diversity, but metrics that drive both results and impact.  This ranking celebrates companies that implement intentional strategies that support inclusive and active diversity.  The categories measured that determined the best 50 companies include:  accountability, succession planning, representation, recruitment, workplace inclusion and retention, and board diversity.   The ultimate outcome is the advancement of women and people of color into senior leadership positions.
Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher, says, “Diversity MBA Benchmarking dared to challenge the marketplace by stretching the limits to develop metrics; and gain insights on how companies are striving to sustain diverse and inclusive cultures with profitable growth.    Our survey challenged our participants to dig deep and share insights on their practices.  Today, we expect organizations to have processes and systems with metrics to measure success; but leading and next practices are required to validate the commitment that leaders must make daily.”
Diversity MBA is pleased to name Accenture as the new Number One Company for the “Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work.”  Accenture has focused on developing both their external pipeline and outreach as well as enhance their internal systems and diversity initiatives.    Accenture has been consistent in our top 10 over the past several years.  In 2012 Accenture reigned number one and now they are back from number 5 in 2013.  This movement just demonstrates the commitment Accenture’s leadership has to diversity and inclusion.
Diversity MBA congratulates the 49 companies that made our list for the Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work.  We will also be recognizing our Best in Class Companies in the areas of recruitment, representation, retention, workplace inclusion, succession planning and board diversity in the areas of recruitment, representation, retention, workplace inclusion, succession planning and board diversity and accountability. Also congratulations to Health Care Services Corporation as our number one regional company.  Look for our specialty company recognition in the categories of diversity recruiting, pipeline development, veterans, executive development, retention, diversity performance factor, ergs, and mentoring.

Diversity MBA Publishing publishes Diversity MBA Magazine, quarterly publication, Diversity Business Review (DBR); and white papers.  Publications reach more than 1.85 million worldwide print and online.  For more information go to
List of 2014 Best Companies in Rank Order:

  1. AT&T
3.A.T. Kearney 4.DIAGEO 5. Verizon Communications
6. Health Care Services Corporation 7. Carolina Health System 8. Blue Cross Blue Shield, MI 9. Colgate-Palmolive
10. Bank of America
11. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, NJ
12. Hyatt Hotels 13. BD 14. CSX 15. GE
16. Marriott International
17. Northern Trust 18. Nielsen 19. Fannie Mae 20. Allstate Insurance
21.  CISCO 22. Citi 23. Intel 24. Bain Consulting
25. Bristol Myers Squibs
26. DePaul University 27. Progressive Insurance
28. GM 29. Sprint 30. Wyndam Worldwide
31. Dell 32. Cardinal Health
33. Genentech 34. Goldman Sachs 35. American Airlines
36.  University of San Francisco 37. Boston Consulting Group
38. Chrysler Group 39. Greenville Health System 40. Novant Health
41. MIT 42. QUALCOMM 43. DuPont 44. Boston University 45. Mercedes Benz
46. Atlantic Health System 47. Delphi Automotive
48. USAA 49. Mass Mutual 50. Dr. Pepper Snapple


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