Best Companies for Diversity 2019

We know that having a diverse workforce helps organizations acquire and retain the best talent, increase innovation, build employee engagement, and boost business performance.

Join our program and get recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts.


Step 1: Apply today.

You can apply here.

Application deadline:
October 15, 2019.

Step 2: Conduct the Employee Survey.

The goal of the survey is to see what obstacles employees face, which diversity interventions are used at their workplace, and which they find most effective.

Once you apply, you will receive an email with a survey link. After that, you would need to share the survey with your employees.

Survey deadline:
November 15, 2019.

Learn about our Methodology
[Survey Sample]

Step 3: Get certified.

You'll receive a Best Companies for Diversity Certification badge.

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Step 4: Best Companies For Diversity 2019 Announced.

The list goes live on DataBird Business Journal in December 2019.

All applicants will also receive a customized report, based on employee feedback.

Step 5: Let's celebrate!

The list will be published on our website, shared twice in DataBird's weekly newsletter and across social media platforms.

We will also send out a press release to our media list of more than 300 outlets.

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To participate in the program, your company must meet each of the following qualifications:

1. Have at least 7 employees
2. Been in business at least 1 year

If you have multiple offices, you can focus the survey on one office.

Q: Can a non-U.S. company join the program?

Yes. We accept companies from around the world.

All deadlines are 11:59 PM PST on the dates above.

About our methodology.

The ranking will be based on what employees themselves report in our anonymous Employee Survey about their workplace.

These responses will be reviewed for potential gender gaps. So if women, for example, rated an organization poorly on diversity, but non-minority groups rated it highly, we would take that into account and adjust the company’s score accordingly.



The fee covers the costs of the application assessment, certification, and preparation of the customized report, based on employee feedback.

Application fees vary by the size of your organization:

7 - 49 employees — $245
50 - 99 employees — $490
100 - 299 employees — $980
300 - 999 employees — $1,960
1,000 - 9,999 employees — $2,960
10,000+ employees — $4,960

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