Businesses recognized for commitment to diversity and inclusion
MILWAUKEE —Twenty-one members of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received a score of 100 and the distinction of being one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index compiled by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This is an increase from 15 businesses receiving the same score last year.
Those businesses receiving a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index, and who are members of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, include:
American Family Insurance Group
BMO Harris Bank
Foley & Lardner LLP
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
PNC Financial Services Group
Quarles & Brady LLP
Robert W. Baird & Co
S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
“We are thrilled to have 21 members of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce receive a perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index,” said Jason Rae, President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. “We know firsthand that these businesses have a deep commitment to equality in the workplace and are actively helping build a more diverse business community in Wisconsin and nationally. We offer them our sincerest congratulations on this great achievement.”
In addition to those businesses, a number of Chamber members scored significantly high on this year’s Corporate Equality Index. Those businesses and their scores are: Bon-Ton Stores, 85; Johnson Controls, 85; Kohler, 90; Komatsu Mining Corp, 80.
“We are proud of all of our businesses that scored well on the Corporate Equality Index,” added Rae. “We look forward to working with all these corporations as we continue to build a pro-fairness business community in Wisconsin.”
Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. In this year’s CEI report, 609 major businesses earned a top score of 100 percent, up from 517 the previous year. A copy of the full report can be found here.
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community, and educational programming to its members. The organization has more than 500 members from around the state. In 2015, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the National Chamber of the Year Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com.