Deloitte Named a Top Ten Company for Multicultural Women in 2012 by Working Mother magazine
Working Mother honors Deloitte for commitment to diversity for seventh consecutive year
NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 — For the seventh consecutive year, Working Mother magazine has named Deloitte one of the top ten employers in the United States for multicultural women. The ranking, now in its tenth year, recognizes 25 U.S. organizations based on representation; hiring, attrition and promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement; and company culture.
“At Deloitte we believe our ability to attract and develop multicultural women is critical to delivering superior performance and creating outstanding value for our clients,” said Deborah L. DeHaas, chief inclusion officer, Deloitte LLP. “We all have something unique to contribute to our success; a diverse workforce brings to the table the skills, knowledge and viewpoints we need to serve our clients, learn from one another, and grow in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace. That’s why Deloitte is focused on fostering a culture where all of our professionals have the opportunity to reach their potential and thrive as leaders.”
In supporting its multicultural women, Deloitte employs formal leadership development programs that offer strategic assignments and career sponsorship. These include:
“The Best Companies for Multicultural Women value the power of a diverse workforce and work hard to make sure their pipelines are filled with talented women of color,” says Jennifer Owens, director of the Working Mother Research Institute. “Even beyond mentoring and networking programs, these companies are reaching out to professional and school groups and sponsoring recruitment events to attract the best multicultural women talent.”
Deloitte will share these and other best practices at Working Mother’s 12th annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference in July. The conference will feature top executives, important research and networking opportunities to support more than 800 multicultural women in becoming tomorrow’s leaders. Deloitte has been a premier sponsor since its inception. Maritza Montiel, deputy CEO and vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, will serve as a co-chair and Tonie Leatherberry, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, will lead a breakout session.
The complete 2012 Best Companies for Multicultural Women special report appears in the June/July issue of Working Mother and on www.workingmother.com
In addition to the 2012 Working Mother Top Companies for Multicultural Women list, Deloitte has been recognized for its record of diversity and inclusion by other organizations, including:
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