The journey of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion is not easy. But some of the world’s most successful companies are making concrete commitments to DEI, adeptly working with employees to navigate a journey toward allyship and advocacy with successful results. And while the situation for every organization is unique, these examples may lead to aspirational thinking that could help inform what’s possible in your organization.
To arrive at these examples, we looked at companies that were vetted through a rigorous process. In particular, Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to survey 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to pinpoint the companies they identified as being most dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“The final list ranked the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks, as well as the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.” We also looked for companies that were going above and beyond with advocacy programs, not just basic DEI. By looking at a few of these companies you can get a sense of some possible iterations that can come from embarking on a journey towards allyship and advocacy.