Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a vital component to employees feeling safe, welcome and able to put their best foot forward. Here are 4 companies that are rocking when it comes to diversity, making it a priority for every employee to feel able to be themselves, achieve, advance, and develop confidence and their leadership potential.
Most of these companies also made the CareerBliss List of Happiest Companies for 2020. So without further adieu, here they are.
Citi focuses heavily on growth through ongoing learning and development. With a range of development programs for leaders at all stages of their careers, and across a diverse spectrum, the company is dedicated to raising up minority leaders, and helping them develop confidence and their leadership presence. From mentoring, community engagement opportunities and professional development, to unconscious bias training and pay equity principles, CitiGroup invests in its employees year after year, closing the pay gaps for women and minorities.
Said one employee, "Citi has a very diversified culture and it’s fun working with teams and learning new technologies and processes across the teams and projects. Though I am a contractor I've been given more [freedom] to manage my teams across the country (and offshore) and work with top...management"Said another, "The company always promoted mobility, work life balance, health, training - self development and diversity integration."
Accenture is committed to creating a culture of equality, respect and diversity, encouraging people to bring their entire selves to work. From mandatory unconscious bias training, ethnicity-based employee networks and transparency about diversity demographics to better establish hiring, retention and advancement goals, Accenture is making its mark not only on innovation, but on the people who work behind the scenes every day to drive the company forward.
The company is intent on creating a gender-balanced workforce by 2025, and is proud to embrace authenticity at work in regards to orientation, identity and expression.
Said one employee: "After working with Accenture for 5+ years, the progression is unparalleled with opportunities from around the globe. They are a diverse company with a commitment to inclusion. Although mainly positive, there are hiccups in management that could be improved upon by being transparent and taking ownership."
Another said: "There is not much to say about my employer other than it is a diverse and amazing company to work for. I am challenged daily with my goals and knowledge of my department."
T-Mobile is one of CareerBliss’ 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2020. The company continues to set a high bar with its diversity and inclusion efforts, making it a very happy company, according to employees.
In fact, T-Mobile is nationally recognized as an employer of choice for women, people of color, veterans, and members of the disabled and LGBTQ+ communities. The company believes that by embracing diversity and inclusion, it can rewrite the rules of wireless and better serve its customers.
T-Mobile offers six different D&I employee network groups that give employees the tools to start conversations about inclusion in the workplace and communities. The Multicultural Network, for example, is leading the charge on getting employees involved in Black History Month this February by hosting conversations and helping our local D&I chapters register for volunteer events. Our Women’s Leadership Network is also gearing up for a massive employee-wide event to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. [excerpt taken from “Happy Company Spotlight: How Diversity and Inclusion Lead to a Happier Workforce”]
Said one employee: “Our diversity and acceptance set us apart. Tattoos, hair color, different cultures, and beliefs, you name it—it's all accepted and embraced. You’re never looked at twice for being ‘different’. In fact, it’s encouraged! This truly sets T-Mobile apart and helps create a culture where everyone is excited, every day, to show up to work and be their best.”
Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company is yet another of CareerBliss’ 50 Happiest Companies in America for 2020. The company continues to set a high bar with its diversity and inclusion efforts, making it a very happy company, according to employees.
The company was named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and continues to promote social justice through charitable giving,Said one employee: "The Walt Disney Company is a great and diverse company to work for with a lot of doors opening and plenty of room to move up. Plus they have great perks!"