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Novant Health named in Forbes’ top 40 employers for diversity


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Novant Health was recently named in the top 40 of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes, marking its second consecutive year on the list. Novant Health placed 38th overall, up from 83rd last year, and is the top-ranking company in North Carolina.

“At Novant Health, diversity and inclusion is one of our five core values,” said Tanya Blackmon, executive vice president and chief diversity, inclusion and equity officer for Novant Health. “It’s not only something we value and embrace with our patients, but by engaging the strengths and talents of each team member, we ensure a strong organization capable of providing remarkable healthcare to our patients, families and communities.”

Novant Health continues to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture by providing:

  • Integration of a diversity and inclusion lens into strategic business imperatives
  • Diversity and inclusion ongoing education for all Novant Health leaders and team members
  • Web chats to provide open dialogue among team members around diversity and inclusion related topics and events that affect the communities in which team members work and live
  • Open forums such as live blogs with the president and CEO, team member meetings, workshops, retreats and celebrations to add to team member diversity knowledge and cultural competency

Forbes partnered with a market research company to create the second annual ranking of America’s best employers for diversity. The list was compiled by surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. Respondents were asked to anonymously rate their organizations on age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality. Then respondents belonging to minority groups were asked to nominate organizations other than their own.

The top 500 list features employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks and the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives.

For a complete list of Forbes’ annual ranking of America’s Best Employers for Diversity, click here.

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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