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Diageo 4th Best Place For Diverse & Women Managers To Work

NORWALK, Conn., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo has ranked an impressive number four on Diversity MBA's prestigious list of the best places in the country for diverse and women managers to work.  This is the third consecutive year that Diversity MBA, a national leadership organization, has named Diageo to its list. Diageo is the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company.

For the 2014 list, Diversity MBA expanded the criteria to include analysis of, not only systems and methodologies for inclusive diversity, but metrics that drive both results and impact.  This ranking celebrates companies that implement intentional strategies supporting inclusive and active diversity.  The categories evaluated include: accountability, succession planning, representation, recruitment, workplace inclusion and retention, and board diversity.  Diageo was specifically acknowledged as Best in Class for recruitment, succession planning, and board diversity.

"We believe that it is diverse teams working in inclusive environments that breed innovation and drive stronger business results," said Eliana Zem, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Diageo North America. "We are committed to creating an organization that represents all dimensions of diversity and we continue to evolve our inclusive culture where every employee feels valued for who they are."

"The Best in Class companies have effectively implemented performance metrics to measure inclusion on a routine basis that has impact to support driving change," said Pam McElvane, CEO and Publisher, Diversity MBA Magazine. 

The recognition from Diversity MBA comes on the heels of a host of recent awards for Diageo's commitment to inclusion and diversity.  In 2014 and 2013, honors Diageo has received include:

  • "Best Places to Work" Corporate Equality Index, 100% rating, by Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2008-2013)          
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, by National Association of Female Executives (2013-2014, 2010)
  • Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers, by Working Mother Media (2009-2013)
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for Canada, by Great Place to Work Institute (2009-2014)
  • Best of the Best Top Diversity Employers for Women, by Professional Woman's Magazine (2013)
  • Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, by US Veteran's Magazine (2013)
  • World's Best Multinational Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute (2011-2013)

The full Diversity MBA 50 Out Front list is published in Diversity MBA Magazine's 2014 June issue. 

About Diageo
Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Guinness, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards Wines.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit

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