The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women initiative is intended to promote the interests of women of color in corporate America by recognizing companies that are successful in bringing minority women into professional and leadership positions. We celebrate the achievement of progressive organizations and publicize the policies and programs that can help other organizations succeed as well. The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women works to institute standards and practices for advancing minority women in corporate America. It is in direct response to the overwhelming need of companies and women of color to understand the expectations, dynamics and deliverables of effective recruitment, retention, training and advancement for women of color. Like the Working Mother 100 Best Companies, the Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women raises awareness of the issues and encourages implementation of programs and measurable results in corporate America. Participating companies will receive feedback on their own performance versus all other applicants.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Your company is eligible to apply to the Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women survey if it meets the following eligibility requirements:
1. Your company must have a minimum of 500 employees in the United States. (Both for-profit and non-profit companies are eligible to apply.)
2. The following organizations are NOT eligible to apply: Divisions of companies and companies in the business of providing diversity or work/life services or consulting (e.g. childcare or flexibility), or consulting and government agencies (taxation and revenue departments, motor vehicle bureaus, military, legislatures, executive branches, judiciaries, prosecutorial offices, etc.).
Public or private companies are invited to apply, including companies, corporations, and autonomous subsidiaries that offer their own benefits program and report to their own CEO. Government Educational institutions, even if state supported, are eligible.
PROCESS AND DEADLINES
All interested companies are invited to register for the 2016 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women survey via the link below. We recommend that your company register as soon as possible (even if you are not sure that you will be able to submit a completed application). Having a registration on file for this survey ensures that you will be promptly informed of all pertinent information, updates, and invites to informational calls that take place before the application goes live. Each company self-selects itself for participation each year, so it is each company’s individual responsibility to ensure they are registered for this survey.
NOTE: Due to the nature and depth of the data we are collecting in this survey, this application is typically registered for and completed by a representative from your company’s HR, Diversity, Work/Life, Corporate Communications, or PR department.
The 2016 application will go live in August 2015. Registered applicants will receive a link to the application via email. Please be sure that only one contact per company registers for this survey. The registered contact will be the single point of contact for all survey-related correspondence.
Completed applications are due in November 2015. In February 2016, all applicant companies, including those that do not make the list, receive a confidential report showing how it compares against other participating companies. The names of companies that do not make the list are never revealed. In addition, we offer detailed benchmarking to help applicant companies better understand their performance. The 2016 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women will be announced in the June/July issue of Working Mother Magazine and on workingmother.com. The winning companies will also be celebrated at the Best Companies for Multicultural Women Conference in July 2016, to be held in New York City.
For reference to previous years reports here are the 2011-2013 reports linked below:
2011 Best Companies For Multicultural Women
2012 Best Companies For Multicultural Women
2013 Best Companies For Multicultural Women
If you have any questions about the application, eligibility requirements, or anything else pertaining to this initiative, please contact us.
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