Business Equality Network Announces Second Annual LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Business Equality Network announces its second annual BEQ Pride LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Awards. Our recipients include 156 major employers and four sports organizations, all of which have demonstrated their comprehensive commitment to LGBTQ business equality. The full list of winners and a geographic breakdown by state is available at:  https://businessequalitymagazine.com/2018-lgbtq-business-equality-excellence-award-winners/  

The overwhelming majority of our honorees are among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality as recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's recently released 2018 Corporate Equality Index. Each organization has active LGBTQ employee resource groups or resources set aside for employees to form an ERG. All are active corporate partners of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce®.

"This year's Excellence Award winners have demonstrated a vigorous dedication to bringing LGBTQ-owned businesses into their supply chains," said Robin Dillard, Founder, Business Equality Network. "These organizations are on the front line of business equality along with a host of LGBTQ business-focused organizations. Their advocacy as well as their visible, vocal and financial commitment to equality contributes to economic stability within the LGBTQ community."

About LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence

Once a year, The Business Equality Network honors organizations that are fostering economic stability in the LGBTQ community through the fair treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ employees, suppliers, consumers and partners in business. These organizations are recognized for their demonstrated practice of LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence.

The regional and state analysis of Business Equality Excellence Awardees provides interesting insights on each organization's leadership role among other corporations headquartered in the same region and state. These companies are diversity leaders in 28 states across the country and all U.S. regions. Their support of LGBTQ equality in the workforce, workplace, marketplace and supply chain provides a first line of defense for economic equality in the absence of federal protection against discrimination and inequality for LGBTQ people. The Midwest Region is home to 31 Awardees; Northeast Region is headquarters for 61 Awardees; Southern Region enjoys 38 Awardees; and the West has 26 Awardees.  

Many of our Business Equality Excellence Awardees are taking every opportunity to support the LGBTQ community with inclusive procurement goals and federal advocacy for equality. Sixteen are members of the 27 Billion Dollar Roundtable, an organization recognizing and celebrating corporations that have achieved a $1 billion spend with diverse suppliers. The BDR recently adopted a policy that expands eligible spend to include certified LGBT business enterprises. Also on the list are 45 of the more than 100 leading U.S. employers supporting the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups under federal law. Our Business Equality Excellence Awardees are leading the way with their money and influence.

2018 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence

Accenture

ADP

Aetna

AIG

Allstate

Altria Group

Ameren Corporation

American Airlines

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Express

Ameriprise Financial

Amgen

Anthem, Inc.

Apple

AT&T

Bank of America

Barclays

Baxter International

Bayer

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

BNY Mellon

BP America

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Caesars Entertainment

Capital One

Cargill

CBRE Group

CDW

Charter Communications

Chevron

Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Cigna

Cisco

Citi

Citrix Systems

Colgate-Palmolive

Comcast/NBCUniversal 

Corning

Cox Communications

CSAA Insurance

Cummins

CVS Health

Darden Restaurants

Delhaize America

Dell

Delta

Diageo

Dun & Bradstreet

DuPont

Eli Lilly

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

EY

Facebook

Fannie Mae

FedEx

Fidelity Investments

First Data

Florida Blue

Freddie Mac

Genentech

General Mills

General Motors

GlaxoSmithKline

Google

Hallmark Cards

Hartford, The

HBO

Health Care Service Corporation

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Highmark Health

Hilton Worldwide

Humana

Hyatt

IBM

Ingersoll Rand

Intel

InterPublic Group

Intuit

John Hancock

Johnson & Johnson

Jones Lang LaSalle

JPMorgan Chase

Kaiser Permanente

Kelley Drye

Kellogg Company

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

KPMG

L Brands

Liberty Mutual

Lockheed Martin

Major League Baseball

Marriott International

Marsh & McLennan Companies

MassMutual

Medtronic

Merck

MetLife

MGM Resorts International

Microsoft

MillerCoors

Mondelēz

Monsanto

Morgan Stanley

Nationwide

NBA

New York Life Insurance Co

Northrop Grumman

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Office Depot

Pacific Gas & Electric Company

PepsiCo

Pfizer

PGA of America

PNC Financial Services Group

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Principal Financial Group

 Procter & Gamble

Prudential

Raytheon

RBC Wealth Management

Rockwell Automation

SalesForce

Sanofi

Sedgwick LLP

Shell

Sodexo

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Southern California Edison

Southwest Airlines

Standard Insurance

Staples

State Farm

SunTrust

Target

TD Bank Group

Teva Pharmaceuticals

TIAA

Time Warner Inc.

T-Mobile

Toyota Financial Services

Travelport

Turner Broadcasting

Turner Construction

Uber

United Airlines

UPS

US Bank

US Tennis Association

USAA

Verizon

Viacom

W.W. Grainger

Walt Disney Company, The

Warner Bros.

Wells Fargo

Wyndham Worldwide

The 156 employers honored with the LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Awards are also eligible to apply for the Corporate Eminence Award. One BEQ Pride LGBTQ Corporate Eminence Award is given each calendar year.  Our definition of Eminence is a conferred high status or importance due to marked superiority in LGBTQ business equality. 

The BEQ Pride 2018 LGBTQ Corporate Eminence Award is a designation of distinction for one out of the 156 LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Awardees for their outstanding efforts to include and support the LGBTQ business community in their supply chain, workplace, marketplace and philanthropic initiatives. The application period runs from April 2, 2018 through May 15, 2018 close of business.

For more information contact awards@BusinessEqualityNetwork.com or call 669-237-2329 

Media Contact: Cindi Creager, CreagerCole Communications, (646) 279-4559, cindi@creagercole.com

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