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Nielsen Named a Top Company for Women and Diverse Managers

2 minute read | June 2016

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Nielsen earned the No. 4 spot on Diversity MBA’s 2016 rankings of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.” This honor follows a series of workforce diversity and inclusion recognitions for the company.

Here is a list of company milestones that we are proud to share:

  • Increased retention across diverse groups, and increased racial/ethnic representation at 36% of the U.S. workforce. Both global and U.S. female representation are at or above 50%, with women in over one-third of Nielsen senior leadership (senior vice president or higher) roles.
  • Increased ERG (employee resource group) membership by 3.5%, with 38% of employees participating in at least one ERG.
  • Hosted second-annual ERG Experience Week (enERGize) to build awareness of the value of ERGs. More than 6,500 employees participated in enERGize, representing 57 countries and 86 events—10 were client engagements.
  • Introduced “Unconscious Bias” training to bring awareness to all managers around hidden biases and recognizing and mitigating them in daily leadership decisions.
  • Launched the Nielsen Supplier Diversity Academy with a financial webinar for diverse suppliers, hosted by Nielsen Chief Financial Officer, Jamere Jackson.
  • Hosted first Diverse Supplier Competition, providing small diverse businesses with pro bono consulting services.
  • Produced the “Proudly Setting Trends: 2015 LGBT” report and the “Serving our Military Consumers” and “Roger That: Reaching Today’s Military Consumers” reports. These reports were created by Nielsen ERGs, and the content has gained the attention of clients and resulted in increased revenue opportunities for the company.
  • Kicked off third Diverse Leadership Network class (an 18-month leadership development program). In 2015, the program had 100% retention of its alumni and 100% in new roles.

“We know empirically that diversity and inclusion can lead to superior financial results for our clients and Nielsen,” said Nielsen Chief Diversity Officer Angela Talton. “Throughout our organization, our leaders are working to connect the dots between the global, multicultural population shift and our need for diverse skills, talents, experiences and cultural backgrounds in our workforce. We’re proud to not only earn a spot at the top DiversityMBA’s 10th annual “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work,” but to move up on the list is an exciting indicator that we’re accomplishing our goals.”

Learn more about Diversity MBA’s 2016 Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work.