In Fortune’s 2019 “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 79. It is the third time the firm has been recognized by Fortune as a leader among U.S. companies doing the most to create diverse and inclusive work cultures.
“Diversity and inclusion are mission-critical,” said Alston & Bird Chairman and Managing Partner Richard Hays. “We have made a firmwide commitment to live this value through a number of actions, including our Practice Group Diversity Partner Program, which we introduced last year. We are moving in the right direction but recognize there is still more to be done.”
Conducted in partnership with Great Place to Work®, the survey focuses on U.S. companies that create inclusive cultures for women and people of all genders, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities.
The rankings are based on what more than 4.8 million U.S. employees reported about the trust, pride, and camaraderie they experience in the workplace and how those experiences compare to their colleagues.
“We continue to push forward in building a sustainable foundation that better supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Cathy Benton, Alston & Bird chief human resources officer. “But our work isn’t finished as we seek to invest in additional measures that put into practice the principles underlying diversity and inclusion.”
The Fortune diversity ranking marks the seventh time in 2019 that Alston & Bird was recognized as a top workplace by the publication. Other rankings earned by the firm include Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” “Best Workplaces for Millennials,” and “Best Workplaces for Women.”