NBIC Announces Second Annual Best-of-the-Best List
The National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) named the second annual Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all communities during a gala celebration in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2017.
Bank of America, a Best-of-the-Best corporation, was the evening’s presenting sponsor. Advocacy honorees included The Honorable Linda Sanchez, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus; entrepreneur and LGBT advocate Lisa Vanderpump; and model and advocate for the deaf community Nyle DiMarco.
Washington Post columnist & MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart served as Master of Ceremonies; Eric Ulloa of Broadway’s On Your Feet sang the National Anthem. Actress, performer, and activist Whoopi Goldberg sent a congratulatory message and shared her commitment to promoting diversity.
“When a company’s competitors see them listed as a Best-of-the-Best company, they will immediately move to innovate toward greater diversity & inclusion. Being the Best-of-the-Best means pushing one another to keep innovating the ways we do business to be more inclusive and successful than ever,” says NGLCC Co-Founder and CEO Chance Mitchell.
“Each year that we get back together to celebrate the Best-of-the-Best we will undoubtedly see more and more companies achieve unprecedented excellence in support of their diverse employees and suppliers. Diversity and inclusion are good for competition; and that’s good for business.”
The National Business Inclusion Consortium is a cross-segment group of organizations that advocate for economic equality. NGLCC formed the NBIC in 2011, and its members represent a total of over $9 trillion in annual economic strength along with significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace. Only companies achieving industry leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC, whose members include the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC); U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC); U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC); U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAAC); U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN); Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); and WEConnect International.
The 2017 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion are:
Allstate Insurance Company
Bank of America