Gannett has been recognized as one of Forbes 2023 Best Employers for Diversity. This honor reflects Gannett’s continued commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Gannett has previously received this award in 2020 and 2021.
This award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. Winners of this award are based on surveys from approximately 45,000 U.S. employees working for companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees.
“We are honored to be recognized again for our commitment to cultivating a workforce reflective of the communities we serve,” said LaToya Johnson, Senior Director of Inclusion Strategy at Gannett. “By embedding inclusivity in every aspect of our business, we are strengthening our culture of belonging and we will continue to be intentional in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all.”
The Best Employers for Diversity evaluation is based on three different criteria:
- Direct recommendations: Employees were asked to give their opinions on a series of statements regarding Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Disability, LGBTQIA+ & General Diversity in their current workplace. The recommendations of women, elders, and ethnic minorities were weighted higher than the non-minority groups.
- Indirect Recommendations: Participants were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stand out either positively or negatively with regard to diversity. Only the recommendations of minority groups were considered.
- Key Performance Indicators: Extensive research was carried out to evaluate how companies fared across a range of diversity-related best-practices. These included things like the presence of resource groups within the company, the publication of diversity data, and the share of women in board and executive positions.
Gannett ranked 214 among the 500 companies that were surveyed. Learn more about Gannett’s commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity in this year’s Inclusion Report and on our dedicated Inclusion page. The full list of Forbes 2023 Best Employers for Diversity can be found here.