20 of the Best Companies for Diversity & Inclusion

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In 2018, most companies know how important diversity is — after all, diversity can boost innovation, productivity and even financial performance. But despite that, many companies still struggle when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Some companies don’t view it as a top business priority, some don’t know how to start and still others are paying lip service only without taking real action. But make no mistake — there are companies out there that are getting it right.

To identify and honor these forward-thinking companies, Thompson Reuters recently released their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. After factoring in environmental, social and governance data, Thompson Reuters assigned D&I scores to over 7,000 companies. Below are 20 companies with among the highest scores — if you’re looking for a company where you can bring your whole self to work, check out their job opportunities and apply today!


D&I Score: 84.25%

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Denver, CO & more

What Employees Say: “Accenture definitely fosters a healthy working environment across the board from challenging you, having diverse projects, promoting a very diverse work place, having flexibility in how you complete your work, and always pushing you in regards to professional and personal growth.” —Current Business Analyst


D&I Score: 79.25%

Where Hiring: Cambridge, MA; San Diego, CA; Morris Plains, NJ; Raleigh, NC; Melville, NY & more

What Employees Say: “Great science and good group of people. Compensation was generous. Amazing work-life balance. Great resources to learn from.” —Former Scientist


D&I Score: 79%

Where Hiring: Boulder, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Atlanta, GA & more

What Employees Say: “Great salary and benefits. Excellent culture that prides itself on diversity.” —Former Employee


D&I Score: 78.75%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Norwalk, CT; Seattle, WA; Plainfield, IL; Carson City, NV & more

What Employees Say: “Great place to learn a strong fundamental marketing framework that can apply across industries. Good work life balance and flexibility with working from home if you manage it for yourself, good benefits. Some great people and the opportunity to move around globally or departments.” —Former Employee

Gap Inc.

D&I Score: 78.5%

Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA; Erlanger, KY; Albuquerque, NM; East Fishkill, NY; Groveport, OH & more

What Employees Say: “Large org with career opportunities across the business / brands & company supports that development; beyond great product, the company is committed to supporting local and global communities; fun and professional co-workers; overall great culture.” —Current Employee


D&I Score: 77.5%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Secaucus, NJ; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Honolulu, HI & more

What Employees Say: “Fantastic projects to lead in an open-minded team that wants to get the best from you. I would advocate anyone to go working for this on growing company.” —Former Employee


D&I Score: 77%

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Ashley, ND; Oklahoma (remote)

What Employees Say: “Acciona is a leader developing utility-scale renewables in Latin America and Europe. Working there exposes you to world’s iconic projects that look great on a resume.” —Former Employee

Bristol-Myers Squibb

D&I Score: 77%

Where Hiring: Princeton, NJ; Tampa, FL; Redwood City, CA; Devens, MA; Manchester, NH & more

What Employees Say: “Truly seem patient focused. Management cares about employees. Integrity and to do what is right is an overwhelming theme.” —Senior Territory Business Manager


D&I Score: 75%

Where Hiring: Atlanta, GA; Raleigh, NC; Madison, WI; Toledo, OH; Huntington, WV & more

What Employees Say: “Friendly people and great training. I love what the company stands for and the support they give their employees. This is the one Biotech company that truly puts the patient first! Amazing healthcare benefits.” —Current Senior Sales Consultant


D&I Score: 75%

Where Hiring: Indianapolis, IN; Branchburg, NJ; Tucson, AZ; Boston, MA; Santa Clara, CA & more

What Employees Say: “Awesome culture and co-workers. Everyone is dedicated, hard working, and intelligent. With a company this large, there is always room to move around.” —Current Research Scientist

Woolworths Group

D&I Score: 74.75%

Where Hiring: Portland, OR; Bella Vista, AR; Seaford, NY; Broadway, VA; Dickson, TN & more

What Employees Say: “Woolworths provides [an] open, comforting environment for all employees and encourages people to work together well in a team environment.” —Current Customer Service Representative


D&I Score: 74.5%

Where Hiring: Arlington, VA; Solon, OH; Anderson, IN; Laurel, MD; Trenton, MO & more

What Employees Say: “Nestle provides an open and inclusive environment that provides accelerated career growth opportunities, excellent work life balance & flexibility, and the ability to impact business results quickly.” —Current Manager


D&I Score: 74.25%

Where Hiring: Redmond, WA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Fargo, ND & more

What Employees Say: “This is a place to exercise your growth mindset. The company values diversity in all senses, including thinking. Management embraces failures and victories at balance as everything is an opportunity to learn. If you have the grit to continuously improve yourself and your career, this is the place for you.” —Current Technology Solutions Professional


D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: New York, NY; Emporia, KS; Hodges, SC; Piscataway, NJ; Cambridge, OH & more

What Employees Say: “Challenging roles that every day is different, keeps you fresh. Lot of diversity in colleagues. Caring Company.” —Current Employee

Procter & Gamble

D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH; Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Sacramento, CA & more

What Employees Say: “Great company to work for, offers challenges where you can learn from and improve your skills. Good work environment and benefits.” —Former Employee

Eli Lilly and Company

D&I Score: 74%

Where Hiring: Indianapolis, IN; Branchburg, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; Fort Dodge, IA & more

What Employees Say: “The benefits are absolutely wonderful, especially as someone who just graduated and is trying to stick with a good company. I love the culture and most people are very friendly. Additionally it seems people are already open to networking and sharing their knowledge, especially if you are looking to move to a different area.” —Current Machine Operator

HP Inc.

D&I Score: 73.75%

Where Hiring: Palo Alto, CA; Boise, ID; Vancouver, WA; Houston, TX; Corvallis, OR & more

What Employees Say: “There are many options for career experiences and different roles. It’s a major corporation which performs at a high level. Great peers who have great values and are great to work with.” —Current Manager


D&I Score: 73.75%

Where Hiring: Kenilworth, NJ; South San Francisco, CA; Elkhorn, NE; West Point, PA; Elkton, VA & more

What Employees Say: “flexible work arrangements, intelligent and motivated staff that genuinely cares about improving human health. big enough that you can make several career moves and stay within the same firm.” —Current Employee

BMO Financial Group

D&I Score: 73.25%

Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; New York, NY; Irvine, CA; Indianapolis, IN & more

What Employees Say: “Very customer focussed organization, personalized service. Excellent benefits, competitive salary. Invests in technology to keep pace. Opportunities to move within the bank into various roles.” —Current Employee


D&I Score: 73%

Where Hiring: Hayward, CA; Austin, TX; Johnson City, TN; Amherst, NY; Reston, VA & more

What Employees Say: “Great working environment with a lot of benefits and job related perks for a better quality of life during work. A lot of support from the higher ups and also colleagues on a day to day basis.” —Former Employee

Methodology: The companies in this article all made Thompson Reuters’ Top 25 Index ranking in their 2018 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index, and had at least 10 open jobs on Glassdoor.

This article originally appeared on Glassdoor.com and was written by Emily Moore.

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1 Important Disclosures for Earnest.

Earnest Disclosures

To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or possess a 10-year (non-conditional) Permanent Resident Card, reside in a state Earnest lends in, and satisfy our minimum eligibility criteria. You may find more information on loan eligibility here: https://www.earnest.com/eligibility. Not all applicants will be approved for a loan, and not all applicants will qualify for the lowest rate. Approval and interest rate depend on the review of a complete application.

Earnest fixed rate loan rates range from 3.20% APR (with Auto Pay) to 6.99% APR (with Auto Pay). Variable rate loan rates range from 1.99% APR (with Auto Pay) to 6.89% APR (with Auto Pay). For variable rate loans, although the interest rate will vary after you are approved, the interest rate will never exceed 8.95% for loan terms 10 years or less. For loan terms of 10 years to 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 9.95%. For loan terms over 15 years, the interest rate will never exceed 11.95% (the maximum rates for these loans). Earnest variable interest rate loans are based on a publicly available index, the one month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). Your rate will be calculated each month by adding a margin between 1.82% and 5.50% to the one month LIBOR. The rate will not increase more than once per month. Earnest rate ranges are current as of December 13, 2019, and are subject to change based on market conditions and borrower eligibility.

Auto Pay discount: If you make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic, monthly deduction from a savings or checking account, your rate will be reduced by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) for so long as you continue to make automatic, electronic monthly payments. This benefit is suspended during periods of deferment and forbearance.

The information provided on this page is updated as of 12/13/2019. Earnest reserves the right to change, pause, or terminate product offerings at any time without notice. Earnest loans are originated by Earnest Operations LLC. California Finance Lender License 6054788. NMLS # 1204917. Earnest Operations LLC is located at 302 2nd Street, Suite 401N, San Francisco, CA 94107. Terms and Conditions apply. Visit https://www.earnest.com/terms-of-service, email us at hello@earnest.com, or call 888-601-2801 for more information on our student loan refinance product.

© 2018 Earnest LLC. All rights reserved. Earnest LLC and its subsidiaries, including Earnest Operations LLC, are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

2 Important Disclosures for SoFi.

SoFi Disclosures

  1. Student loan Refinance: Fixed rates from 3.46% APR (with AutoPay) to 7.61% APR (without AutoPay). Variable rates currently from 2.31% APR (with AutoPay) to 7.61% (without AutoPay). Interest rates on variable rate loans are capped at either 8.95% or 9.95% depending on term of loan. See APR examples and terms. Lowest variable rate of 2.31% APR assumes current 1 month LIBOR rate of 2.31% plus 0.75% margin minus 0.25% for AutoPay. If approved for a loan, the fixed or variable interest rate offered will depend on your credit history and the term of the loan and will be within the ranges of rates listed above. For the SoFi variable rate loan, the 1-month LIBOR index will adjust monthly and the loan payment will be re-amortized and may change monthly. APRs for variable rate loans may increase after origination if the LIBOR index increases. The SoFi 0.25% AutoPay interest rate reduction requires you to agree to make monthly principal and interest payments by an automatic monthly deduction from a savings or checking account. The benefit will discontinue and be lost for periods in which you do not pay by automatic deduction from a savings or checking account.

3 Important Disclosures for Figure.

Figure Disclosures

Figure’s Student Refinance Loan is a private loan. If you refinance federal loans, you forfeit certain flexible repayment options associated with those loans. If you expect to incur financial hardship that would impact your ability to repay, you should consider federal consolidation alternatives.

4 Important Disclosures for College Ave.

College Ave Disclosures

College Ave Student Loans products are made available through either Firstrust Bank, member FDIC or M.Y. Safra Bank, FSB, member FDIC. All loans are subject to individual approval and adherence to underwriting guidelines. Program restrictions, other terms, and conditions apply.

1College Ave Refi Education loans are not currently available to residents of Maine.

2All rates shown include autopay discount. The 0.25% auto-pay interest rate reduction applies as long as a valid bank account is designated for required monthly payments. Variable rates may increase after consummation.

3$5,000 is the minimum requirement to refinance. The maximum loan amount is $300,000 for those with medical, dental, pharmacy or veterinary doctorate degrees, and $150,000 for all other undergraduate or graduate degrees.

4This informational repayment example uses typical loan terms for a refi borrower with a Full Principal & Interest Repayment and a 10-year repayment term, has a $40,000 loan and a 5.5% Annual Percentage Rate (“APR”): 120 monthly payments of $434.11 while in the repayment period, for a total amount of payments of $52,092.61. Loans will never have a full principal and interest monthly payment of less than $50. Your actual rates and repayment terms may vary.

Information advertised valid as of 1/1/2020. Variable interest rates may increase after consummation.

5 Important Disclosures for Laurel Road.

Laurel Road Disclosures

Laurel Road is a brand of KeyBank National Association offering online lending products in all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Mortgage lending is not offered in Puerto Rico. All loans are provided by KeyBank National Association.
As used throughout these Terms & Conditions, the term “Lender” refers to KeyBank National Association and its affiliates, agents, guaranty insurers, investors, assigns, and successors in interest.

This term represents the actual cost of financing to the borrower over the life of the loan expressed as a yearly rate.


There are no origination fees or prepayment penalties associated with the loan. Lender may assess a late fee if any part of a payment is not received within 15 days of the payment due date. Any late fee assessed shall not exceed 5% of the late payment or $28, whichever is less. A borrower may be charged $20 for any payment (including a check or an electronic payment) that is returned unpaid due to non-sufficient funds (NSF) or a closed account.


For bachelor’s degrees and higher, up to 100% of outstanding private and federal student loans (minimum $5,000) are eligible for refinancing. If you are refinancing greater than $300,000 in student loan debt, Lender may refinance the loans into 2 or more new loans.
For eligible Associates degrees in the healthcare field (see Eligibility & Eligible Loans section below), Lender will refinance up to $50,000 in loans for non-ParentPlus refinance loans. Note, parents who are refinancing loans taken out on behalf of a child who has obtained an associates degrees in an eligible healthcare field are not subject to the $50,000 loan maximum, refer to https://www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/refinance-parent-plus-loans/ for more information about refinancing ParentPlus loans.


Borrower, and Co-signer if applicable, must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident with a valid I-551 card (which must show a minimum of 10 years between “Resident Since” date and “Card Expires” date or has no expiration date); state that they are of at least borrowing age in the state of residence at the time of application; and meet Lender underwriting criteria (including, for example, employment, debt-to-income, disposable income, and credit history requirements).

Graduates may refinance any unsubsidized or subsidized Federal or private student loan that was used exclusively for qualified higher education expenses (as defined in 26 USC Section 221) at an accredited U.S. undergraduate or graduate school. Any federal loans refinanced with Lender are private loans and do not have the same repayment options that federal loan program offers such as Income Based Repayment or Income Contingent Repayment.

All loans must be in grace or repayment status and cannot be in default. Borrower must have graduated or be enrolled in good standing in the final term preceding graduation from an accredited Title IV U.S. school and must be employed, or have an eligible offer of employment. Parents looking to refinance loans taken out on behalf of a child should refer to https://www.laurelroad.com/refinance-student-loans/refinance-parent-plus-loans/ for applicable terms and conditions.

For Associates Degrees: Only associates degrees earned in one of the following are eligible for refinancing: Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT); Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; EMT/Paramedics; Nuclear Technician; Nursing; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Pharmacy Technician; Physical Therapy Assistant; Radiation Therapy; Radiologic/MRI Technologist; Respiratory Therapy; or Surgical Technologist. To refinance an Associates degree, a borrower must also either be currently enrolled and in the final term of an associate degree program at a Title IV eligible school with an offer of employment in the same field in which they will receive an eligible associate degree OR have graduated from a school that is Title IV eligible with an eligible associate and have been employed, for a minimum of 12 months, in the same field of study of the associate degree earned.


The interest rate you are offered will depend on your credit profile, income, and total debt payments as well as your choice of fixed or variable and choice of term. For applicants who are currently medical or dental residents, your rate offer may also vary depending on whether you have secured employment for after residency.


The repayment of any refinanced student loan will commence (1) immediately after disbursement by us, or (2) after any grace or in-school deferment period, existing prior to refinancing and/or consolidation with us, has expired.


After loan disbursement, if a borrower documents a qualifying economic hardship, we may agree in our discretion to allow for full or partial forbearance of payments for one or more 3-month time periods (not to exceed 12 months in the aggregate during the term of your loan), provided that we receive acceptable documentation (including updating documentation) of the nature and expected duration of the borrower’s economic hardship.

We may agree under certain circumstances to allow a borrower to make $100/month payments for a period of time immediately after loan disbursement if the borrower is employed full-time as an intern, resident, or similar postgraduate trainee at the time of loan disbursement. These payments may not be enough to cover all of the interest that accrues on the loan. Unpaid accrued interest will be added to your loan and monthly payments of principal and interest will begin when the post-graduate training program ends.

We may agree under certain circumstances to allow postponement (deferral) of monthly payments of principal and interest for a period of time immediately following loan disbursement (not to exceed 6 months after the borrower’s graduation with an eligible degree), if the borrower is an eligible student in the borrower’s final term at the time of loan disbursement or graduated less than 6 months before loan disbursement, and has accepted an offer of (or has already begun) full-time employment.

If Lender agrees (in its sole discretion) to postpone or reduce any monthly payment(s) for a period of time, interest on the loan will continue to accrue for each day principal is owed. Although the borrower might not be required to make payments during such a period, the borrower may continue to make payments during such a period. Making payments, or paying some of the interest, will reduce the total amount that will be required to be paid over the life of the loan. Interest not paid during any period when Lender has agreed to postpone or reduce any monthly payment will be added to the principal balance through capitalization (compounding) at the end of such a period, one month before the borrower is required to resume making regular monthly payments.


This information is current as of November 8, 2019 and is subject to change.

6 Important Disclosures for Splash Financial.

Splash Financial Disclosures

Terms and Conditions apply. Splash reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. Rates and terms are also subject to change at any time without notice. Offers are subject to credit approval. To qualify, a borrower must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in an eligible state and meet applicable underwriting requirements. Not all borrowers receive the lowest rate. Lowest rates are reserved for the highest qualified borrowers.

7 Important Disclosures for CommonBond.

CommonBond Disclosures

Offered terms are subject to change. Loans are offered by CommonBond Lending, LLC (NMLS # 1175900). If you are approved for a loan, the interest rate offered will depend on your credit profile, your application, the loan term selected and will be within the ranges of rates shown. All Annual Percentage Rates (APRs) displayed assume borrowers enroll in auto pay and account for the 0.25% reduction in interest rate. All variable rates are based on a 1-month LIBOR assumption of 1.76% effective November 10, 2019.

8 Important Disclosures for LendKey.

LendKey Disclosures

Refinancing via LendKey.com is only available for applicants with qualified private education loans from an eligible institution. Loans that were used for exam preparation classes, including, but not limited to, loans for LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and GRE preparation, are not eligible for refinancing with a lender via LendKey.com. If you currently have any of these exam preparation loans, you should not include them in an application to refinance your student loans on this website. Applicants must be either U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents in an eligible state to qualify for a loan. Certain membership requirements (including the opening of a share account and any applicable association fees in connection with membership) may apply in the event that an applicant wishes to accept a loan offer from a credit union lender. Lenders participating on LendKey.com reserve the right to modify or discontinue the products, terms, and benefits offered on this website at any time without notice. LendKey Technologies, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor does it  endorse,  any educational institution.

Subject to floor rate and may require the automatic payments be made from a checking or savings account with the lender. The rate reduction will be removed and the rate will be increased by 0.25% upon any cancellation or failed collection attempt of the automatic payment and will be suspended during any period of deferment or forbearance. As a result, during the forbearance or suspension period, and/or if the automatic payment is canceled, any increase will take the form of higher payments. The lowest advertised variable APR is only available for loan terms of  5 years and is reserved for applicants with FICO scores of at least 810.

As of 12/019/2019 student loan refinancing rates range from 1.90% to 8.59% Variable APR with AutoPay and 3.49% to 7.75% Fixed APR with AutoPay.

1.99% – 6.89%1Undergrad
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2.31% – 7.36%2Undergrad
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2.06% – 6.81%3Undergrad
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2.62% – 6.12%4Undergrad
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2.29% – 6.65%5Undergrad
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1.99% – 7.06%6Undergrad
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1.81% – 6.29%7Undergrad
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