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Eli Lilly makes list of ‘Best for Diversity’

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Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has been named among Black Enterprise’s 50 Best Companies for Diversity in 2016.

Black Enterprise sent surveys to 1,000 publicly traded companies to “get an in-depth look at the ethnic and gender composition of these corporations, as well as understand various programs designed to foster and maintain an inclusive working environment,” according to the organization’s website.

The companies’ responses were assessed based on the following criteria:


Employee base: The percentage of African-Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups represented in a given company’s workforce.


Senior management: The percentage of senior management positions held by African-Americans and members of other ethnic groups.


Board of directors: The percentage of African-Americans and other ethnic minorities represented on corporate boards.


Procurement: The percentage of total procurement dollars spent with companies owned by African-Americans and members of other ethnic minority groups.


In addition to the company-wide recognition, Eli Lilly’s Chief Diversity Officer Monique Hunt-McWilliams was named on BE’s 2016 Top Executives in Corporate Diversity list.

Eli Lilly and Hunt-McWilliams were the only Indiana-based honorees named to this year’s list.



Black Enterprise’s 2016 50 Best Companies for Diversity

Aflac Inc.

Allstate Corp.

Ameren Corp.

American Express Co.


AT&T Inc.

ADP Inc.

Bank of America Corp.

Carnival Corp.


The Coca-Cola Co.

Comcast NBCUniversal

Comerica Inc.

Consolidated Edison Inc.

Duke Energy Corp.

Edison International

Eli Lilly and Co.

Entergy Corp.

Exelon Corp.

Fannie Mae

FedEx Corp.

Ford Motor Co.

General Mills Inc.

General Motors Co.

IBM Corp.

Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Johnson Controls Inc.

Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Co.

Macy’s Inc.

Marriott International Inc.

McDonald’s Corp.

McKesson Corp.

Merck & Co.

MGM Resorts International

Morgan Stanley

Nationwide Insurance Co.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

PG&E Corp.

PepsiCo Inc.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

Prudential Financial Inc.

Southern Co.

State Farm Insurance Co.


Toyota Motor North America Inc.

Verizon Communications Inc.

Walmart Stores Inc.

Xerox Corp.

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