Black Enterprise Magazine again gives top honors to Verizon as one of the 40 best companies for diversity in the U.S.
NEW YORK , July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –’For the seventh year, Black Enterprise magazine has named Verizon to the publication’s list of 40 Best Companies for Diversity.’ The elite companies were selected based on their commitment to diversity in four key areas: employee base, senior management representation, supplier diversity and board of directors.
African-Americans made up about 20 percent of Verizon’s workforce and nearly 22 percent of new hires in 2011, and hold many leadership positions including chief security officer, president of Verizon Global Wholesale, general counsel of Verizon Enterprise Services, senior vice president of internal audit and vice president of human resources for Verizon Wireless. Verizon also has one of the most diverse corporate boards in America. Currently, women and people of color make up 64 percent of Verizon’s Board of Directors, and African-Americans constitute 27 percent of the [...]