At ADP, the unique backgrounds and experiences of our associates enable us to better serve our clients and stay innovative. That’s why our leadership team, associates, and Business Resource Groups work every day to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment for our teams all over the world.
One particular focus is hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. Working Mother magazine, through its Working Mother Research Institute, tracks corporations’ progress and best practices in this area, and publishes the findings annually. I’m proud that ADP was included again in this year’s report – the 2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine – because it’s a testament to the success of our inclusion initiatives, and the overall progress of U.S. companies in this area.
Some of the highlights from the report include:
- Among the companies recognized by Working Mother, multicultural women represent 16 percent of employees hired into manager positions and 10 percent of employees hired into senior manager positions, each increasing one percentage point over the last year.
- Multicultural women at the Best Companies held steady year over year at 17% of the top 20% of earners, surprisingly high since they make up only 4% of corporate executives.
- Multicultural women make up 22% and multicultural men 19% of the total workforce at the Best Companies, both increasing one percentage point over last year.
For the third year, ADP’s inclusion in the Best Companies for Multicultural Women is an honor that puts us among the best U.S. companies that successfully hire, retain and promote women of color. We are proud of our leadership’s commitment to this important effort, and view it as our responsibility to drive equity for multicultural women in the U.S. business community – something in which we will continue to invest.
To learn more about ADP’s diversity initiatives, please visit the ADP diversity and inclusion site.