The methodology description is fuzzy, but USA Today published a study by Comparably on the “Top-rated CEOs for Diversity.” The data were collected from June 7, 2018-June 7, 2019 and were collected from a pool of “ethnically diverse” employees (anonymously). Here are a few of the rankings:
24. Coupa Software
Now, let’s compare what we saw in the press during the same period. Google fired two employee for raising questions and issues related to diversity. These are the Silicon Valley/Seattle companies and their struggles in recruiting women and minorities are the subject of ongoing seminars, discussions, and hand-wringing. Facebook chastised an executive for attending the Kavanaugh Senate hearings on the now-Justice’s nomination (the two were friends). There is the Ellen Pao discrimination suit that consumed the techies. Starbucks had a stand-down on diversity.
The inconsistencies between rank and activities can be found by “Googling” the company names. Like all employee surveys, one should wonder about issues such as anonymity fears, gaming, and the usual rankings interpretations.