Two Virginia companies named among Top 50 Companies for Diversity
DiversityInc magazine has released its 2016 list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity, which includes two Northern Virginia-based companies.
Falls Church-based Northrop Grumman and McLean-based Hilton Worldwide ranked Nos. 31 and 42, respectively, on the list.
The top company on DiversityInc.’s ranking was Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente.
The ranking is based on a survey, which 1,800 companies participated in this year. The list criteria includes four areas of diversity management: talent pipeline, equitable talent development, leadership commitment and supplier diversity.
Northrop Grumman was highlighted for having 31 percent more blacks, Asians and Latinos in senior management than U.S. companies overall. The defense contractor also had 62 percent more women in senior management than U.S. companies overall.
Hospitality company Hilton was noted for its Latinos in total management (double the Top 10 average) and executive diversity council, which is chaired by president and CEO Chris Nassetta.