Tanenbaum honors corporations for breaking new ground in workplace diversity by making their workplaces more accommodating for employees of all — and no — religious beliefs.
This week at our Annual Awards Gala, the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding announced its inaugural Corporate Leaders for Inclusion. CLI commends six corporations for breaking new ground in workplace diversity and inclusion.
“Nearly one in three Americans say that religious discrimination is a real problem in their workplaces,” said Joyce S. Dubensky, Tanenbaum CEO. “When employees report religious discrimination to a manager, one third say that their company did nothing. This is why it is so important to honor the companies that proactively combat workplace religious discrimination. At Tanenbaum, we want to recognize that this can mean breaking new ground to build a global workplace. And we applaud those who are taking the lead.”
The 2014 honorees are Bloomberg, Citi, DTCC, EmblemHealth, Korn Ferry and Walmart.
The invitation-only honor recognizes leaders among their peers: companies at the cutting edge of making their workplaces more accommodating for employees of all —or no — religious beliefs.
“All corporate leaders should be inclusive,” Dubensky added. “Each of our honorees have demonstrated that they have — among other things — made daily life more inclusive for religious and non-believing employees. They’re building a track record and getting proactive about ending religious discrimination in their workplaces. I, for one, am grateful.”
In recognition of these outstanding companies, Tanenbaum named the 2014 Class of Corporate Leaders for Inclusion in the New York Times on June 4, 2014, page A5 (see advertisement).