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UPMC Ranked Top Employer for Women and Diverse Managers

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PITTSBURGH UPMC is named #1 in the 2019 rankings of “Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work”, by Diversity MBA, a national leadership organization that provides talent management and diversity & inclusion strategies to large employers.


The ranking is based on a survey by Diversity MBA Magazine — an internationally distributed publication that targets women and multicultural corporate and government professionals — and showcases companies who make a strategic effort  for diverse women and managers to advance to leadership roles.


“As one of the country’s largest academic medical centers, improving the health and health status of the communities we serve is at the core of our mission,” said James E. Taylor, Ph.D., chief diversity, inclusion, and talent management officer at UPMC. “And for all of us, the multicultural dimensions of these communities are undeniable. We recognize that talent and ability are not limited but enhanced by the diversity and cultural expertise that our employees bring to the workplace.”


Diversity MBA’s survey acknowledges companies and organizations that make a strategic effort to implement intentional strategies for women and managers of diverse backgrounds to advance to leadership roles. Companies are selected for the Diversity MBA list based on survey scores for representation, board diversity, recruitment, workplace inclusion, retention, succession planning and accountability.


“UPMC’s diverse workforce is the engine that delivers world-class clinical and research breakthroughs for the regions that we serve. The diversity of our workforce also has a profound impact on our ability to provide compassionate care to patients,” said John Galley, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at UPMC. “We want all of our patients to feel comfortable and know they are in an environment that recognizes their individuality. Our strong and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything that makes UPMC great.”


“In 2019, we focus on how impactful companies are, and recognized those who are making a difference throughout the workforce. Our ranking measured the rate of advancement as it correlates with people of color and women. However, other significant key elements are closely observed. The strength of the performance management in these companies are key to their success. Companies that make it a priority to ensure that the social issues that occur beyond the walls of the workplace are addressed — and recognizes the impact that issues in local communities could have on their employees — demonstrate their level of awareness and commitment to diversity and inclusion, says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher, Diversity MBA.


UPMC will be featured on the cover of Diversity MBA’s October issue to recognize its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Follow link to find out the other companies listed in the Top 50