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Nationwide Insurance recognized for diversity
BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer
Nationwide Insurance Co. was one of two Ohio companies recognized among the top 50 best companies for diversity by a national magazine.
Black Enterprise magazine and the Executive Leadership Council released the list last month to recognize companies commitment to diversity in four key areas: board of directors, employee base, senior management and suppliers.
"There are CEOs of firms on the 50 Best Companies list in this issue like Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase and Randall Stephenson of AT&T who value the contributions of all employees and have made unshakable commitments to placing African Americans front and center as part of their diversity mantra. In fact, I applaud the fact that both have been candid and outspoken in openly addressing race within corporate settings," said Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., Black Enterprise's president and CEO, "Our content research team, however, sent surveys to more than 1,000 of the nation's largest publicly traded corporations to gain information on their D&I efforts as it pertained to African American representation within their workforce. At least two-thirds have refused to submit such data, share whether they have diversity departments, or state whether their CEO directs their company to adopt diversity best practices. There is a lot more work that needs to be done."
The publication began the list back in 2005. This year's roster of companies recognized the value of the link between diversity and engagement, which is driven by corporate leadership, the publication said in a release.
Cincinnati-based Macy's Inc. was the other Ohio company recognized. The listed companies were based across 20 states.
Date Published: January 18, 2019