For immediate release: April 20, 2016
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta was named fourth on DiversityInc's 15th annual Top 10 Regional Companies for Diversity on April 19, 2016.
DiversityInc determines rankings using an objective methodology that calculates factors such as talent pipeline, equitable talent development (including commitments to mentorship and philanthropy), CEO/leadership commitment, and supplier diversity. The empirical data for the rankings are provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers.
The Atlanta Fed recognizes the significant value that a diverse workforce contributes to carrying out its mission. "We are delighted to be recognized for the third year by DiversityInc as one of the top regional companies," said Joan Buchanan, chief diversity officer and director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.
"This recognition from DiversityInc is really evidence of the dedication that the employees across our organization have to diversity and inclusion," she continued. "Our commitment to diversity starts at the top with our leadership and is reflected in many ways throughout the organization. This commitment appears not just in our staff representation, but also in many of our policies, programs and business decisions that affect our jobs as well as our workplace. That said, we continually work to enhance aspects of diversity in hiring, employee retention, procurement and more, and DiversityInc's benchmarking is very helpful to us in supporting that continued improvement."
About the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which encompasses Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. As part of the nation's central banking system, the Atlanta Fed participates in setting national monetary policy, supervises numerous commercial banks and provides a variety of financial services to depository institutions and the U.S. government.
DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on diversityinc.com and in DiversityInc magazine.