Diageo North America Honored in Diversity MBA’s “50 Out Front” List for Diversity and Inclusion

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Diageo North America Honored in Diversity MBA’s “50 Out Front” List for Diversity and Inclusion

Company Ranks in Top 10 for Third Year Running
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 11:05am

CAMPAIGN: Our People & Our Culture

CONTENT: Press Release

NORWALK, Conn., June 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Diageo North America has once again ranked in the top 10 for Diversity MBA’s prestigious “50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership” list of the best places in the country for women and diverse managers to work.  This is the fourth consecutive year that Diversity MBA, a national leadership organization, has named Diageo to its list, and the third consecutive year that Diageo has ranked in the top 10.

For the 2015 list, Diversity MBA researched 600 companies to address the “who, what, when and how” of building inclusive diversity strategies that are aligned with talent management. This builds on the existing analysis of the systems and methodologies for inclusive diversity and metrics that drive both results and impact conducted in previous years.  The categories evaluated include: accountability, succession planning, representation, recruitment, workplace inclusion and retention, and board diversity.  Diageo was specifically recognized as Top 10 Best in Class for succession planning and board diversity.

“Our employees are diverse, dynamic and distinctive, and their varying perspectives are what drive the creative thinking and idea generation that we see at Diageo every day,” said Tara Hunt de Vries, General Counsel and Senior Vice President Human Resources, Diageo North America.  “Around the globe we strive to build an inclusive culture that nurtures diverse leadership and values diversity of thought.”

“The companies selected are those that clearly value intentional strategies based on accountability, succession planning, representation, workplace inclusion, recruitment and board diversity,” said Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher of Diversity MBA. “We also recognize the impact of participants’ diversity and inclusion strategies that allow and encourage women and managers of diverse backgrounds to excel and develop into leadership roles.”

This recognition from Diversity MBA is one of many awards Diageo has earned for its commitment to inclusion and diversity.  Additional recent honors include:

  • “Best Places to Work” Corporate Equality Index, 100% rating, by Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2008-2015)          
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for Canada, by Great Place to Work Institute (2009-2015)
    • 11th Best Large and Multinational Workplace (2015)
    • 19th Best Workplace for Women (2015)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, by National Association of Female Executives (2010, 2013-2014)
  • Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers, by Working Mother Media (2009-2014)
  • Corporate Ally Award by The Connecticut Chapter of Lambda Legal (2014)
  • Corporate Citizenship Award by National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Norwalk (2014)
  • Corporate Advocate of the Year by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver (2014)

The full Diversity MBA 50 Out Front list will be published in Diversity MBA Magazine’s July 2015 issue.  For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com.

About Diageo

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan’s whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

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Alix Dunn
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Kristen Crofoot
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for Diageo
Keywords: 50 Out Front | 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership | Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Diversity & Inclusion | Diversity MBA | Norwalk

CAMPAIGN: Our People & Our Culture

CONTENT: Press Release