DiversityMBA Names 50 OUT FRONT: 

Best Companies for Women & Diverse Managers to Work


DiversityMBA, a national leadership organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, is showcasing companies and institutions that make a strategic effort to implement intentional strategies for women and managers of diverse backgrounds to gain access to leadership roles. DiversityMBA emphasizes how companies are championing recruiting efforts that result in a diverse talent selection for management opportunities. The pipeline development of emerging leaders is also a key focus for their survey, as well as how impactful companies are with sustaining inclusive cultures.

The Chicagoland Chamber is proud to announce that 10 of our members have made this list:


Bank of America

Jones Lang LaSalle


PNC Financial

Target Corporation

Comcast NBC

DePaul University




DiversityMBA’s methodology consists of a multi-tiered process. First, the registration of participating organizations; second, the completion of their survey; third, a rating of participants with the highest scores; finally, secondary research to determine the Top 50.

While more than 500 companies registered to participate in the survey, only 310 qualified for the competitive rating to qualify for selection. Companies are selected based on scores for representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability. See the full Top 50 ranking.