Survey says Microsoft, Google CEOs are among top CEOs for diversity, inclusion in 2020
When it comes to job searching, recruiting and retention, diversity has increasingly become part of the conversation.
Amid the recent Black Lives Matter protests, more companies are pledging to diversify workplaces by hiring more people of color, and CEO’s can play a vital role in making sure it happens. Chief executives can also set the stage for a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for minority workers after they’re hired.
So which business leaders do it best?
The heads of Microsoft, RingCentral and Google, according to results from a workforce survey completed by the compensation, culture and career-monitoring website Comparably.
India-born Sataya Nadella is at the helm of the software giant Microsoft. Ukraine-born Vlad Shmunis cofounded the cloud communications company RingCentral and Sundar Pichai, who was also born in India, leads the search giant Google.
Comparably unveiled its annua “Best CEOs for Diversity” list on Monday to underscore leaders who create inclusive work cultures based on ratings from employees of color.
“We need to point out when a company is falling and see what we can change to make better, but we also need to point to great examples of leaders of companies that are fantastic for people of color,” Comparably CEO Jason Nazar told USA TODAY.
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Each CEO on the list has a top 5% approval rating by employees of color.
Comparably asked employees of color to anonymously rate their chief executive officers on over a 12-month period (June 30, 2019 and June 30, 2020). So the results include sentiments held by workers as protests for racial equality gripped the nation.
Top-Rated CEOs for Diversity in large companies
Ranked highest to lowest
1. Satya Nadella – Microsoft
2. Vlad Schmunis – RingCentral
3. Sundar Pichai – Google
4. Eric Yuan – Zoom Video Communications
5. Carlos Rodriguez – ADP
6. Steve Bilt – Smile Brands
7. Sid Sijbrandij – GitLab
8. Tim Cook – Apple
9. Mike Walsh – LexisNexis
10. Chris Caldwell – Concentrix
11. Doug Mack – Fanatics
12. Shantanu Narayen – Adobe
13. Vishal Garg – Better.com
14. Jim Loree – Stanley Black & Decker
15. Julie Sweet – Accenture (US)
16. Manny Medina – Outreach
17. Annette Brüls – Medela
18. Charles Butt – H-E-B
19. Brian Niccol – Chipotle
20. Kenneth Frazier – Merck
21. Hirokazu Hamada – Anritsu
22. Robert Frist Jr. – HealthStream
23. Apoorva Mehta – Instacart
24. Jorge Gonzalez – City National Bank of Florida
25. Mark Mader – Smartsheet How to stage a good video meeting? Put on a showBody language: It could affect how you come across to co-workersFor video meetings, the eyes have it. How to make a better impression.Can 5G help make it easier to work from home?
Top-Rated CEOs for Diversity in small and medium companies
Ranked highest to lowest
1. Gal Rimon – Centrical
2. Robert Sadow – Scoop Technologies
3. David Cancel – Drift
4. Giuseppe Incitti – Sitetracker
5. Ganesh Shankar – RFPIO
6. Paddy Spence – Zevia
7. Elizabeth Cholawsky – HG Insights
8. Mark Faggiano – TaxJar
9. Pedro Chiamulera – ClearSale
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10. Chris Bennett – Wonderschool
11. Neha Sampat – Contentstack
12. Alex Austin – Branch
13. Payam Zamani – One Planet Group
14. Peter McKay – Snyk
15. Alex Goode – GoSite
16. Amit Jnagal – Infrrd
17. Rahul Kashyap – Awake Security
18. Karl Mehta – EdCast
19. Tim Chen – NerdWallet
20. Shiv Gaglani – Osmosis
21. Christian Gormsen – Eargo
22. Caesar Carvalho – Gympass
23. David Woodhouse – NGM Biopharmaceuticals
24. Brandon Rodman – Weave
25. Aaron King – Snapdocs