Forbes has named Duke University one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” for 2019.
Duke placed 43 out of 500 companies in the annual ranking, which Forbes released on Tuesday.
Working with online statistics partner Statista, Forbes conducted an independent survey of more than 50,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people within the United States.
“We are always gratified by external recognition as it validates the outstanding work of our faculty and staff,” said Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke’s vice president for administration. “This most recent recognition further highlights the attention our community pays to our core values.”
A representative sample of the U.S. asked to give their opinion on the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. Forbes also took into consideration the diversity among top executives, evaluations from employees at other companies, the existence of departments and positions responsible for diversity and the communication of diverse company culture.
The survey was conducted on companies from all industry sectors (government services excluded). The 500 companies receiving the highest total scores were awarded as “Best Employers for Diversity 2019.”
Forbes recognized Duke last year as a ”Best Employer.” Duke has also earned praise from organizations such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, AARP, NC Nurses Association, DiversityInc and Carolina Parent.
For a look at Forbes’ list, see here.
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