For the sixth consecutive year, Diageo North America has been named to Diversity MBA’s prestigious “50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership” list. The list is a ranking of the best places in the country for women and diverse managers to work.
This year, Diageo North America was ranked 19th overall. As one of the global leaders in beverage alcohol, it was also recognized as Best in Class for Board Diversity and four Diageo North America employees were named to its “Top 100 under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders” list.
For the 2017 “50 Out Front” list, Diversity MBA, a national leadership organization, evaluated more than 500 companies on criteria which included: representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning, and accountability. The six areas measured for best practices in management and leadership were: Recruitment, Representation, Succession Planning, Workplace Inclusion & Retention, Accountability, and Board Diversity.
Regarding the recognition, Diageo North America’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Alessandra Ginante, said: “In addition to the sixth consecutive year of making Diversity MBA’s ’50 Out Front’ list, Diageo’s recognition as Best in Class for Board Diversity exhibits our commitment to truly engaging our board in our diversity strategy. To also have four employees elected to Diversity MBA’s ‘Top 100 under 50’ is a source of tremendous pride for Diageo, and demonstrates that our employees exemplify the diversity and inclusion values our company embraces so passionately.”
Diageo’s outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer, and wine categories include: Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Buchanan’s and Windsor whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Other companies which were also highly recognized by Diversity MBA were Bank of America, the Clorox Company, and AT&T.