Through the years some of the companies have changed, some have merged, some have been acquired, others have actually lost their drive for diversity and inclusion. The selection of the Company of the Year is a complicated task that requires a number of evaluation processes to finally produce a winner.
This year we received a great number of nominations initiated by Employee Resource Groups, Board of Directors and company employees at large. Vetting the companies is a challenge, but there is so much information available through the legal reporting that companies have to report to investors, the government and regulators that the hardest issue is to sift through all the information available.
For our Company of the Year, diversity and inclusion has made a great impact on the business and some of their top producers are Latinas. This is a clear message that diversity is not a cosmetic imperative but a business imperative.
Finally, every time we have measured the LATINA Style 50 against the stock market we have found that the 50 beat the market by a considerable margin. Coincidence? Maybe, but most likely not.
This year we congratulate New York Life for topping the chart. Congratulations New York Life on your very well deserved recognition as Company of the Year by LATINA Style Inc.