The Global Diversity List is a comprehensive guide to organizations and individuals who are at the forefront of promoting diversity in human resources policy and practice. In the inaugural list, supported by The Economist magazine, Ratna Omidvar, founding Executive Director of the Global Diversity Exchange, is recognized in three separate categories.
Top 10 Diversity Champions — this category recognizes the achievements of individuals who have used their position within their organisation, for example as an executive, employee or diversity network lead to make an impact on diversity.
Top 50 Diversity Figures in Public Life — this category recognizes the achievements of individuals who have used their position in public life, for example as a campaigner, politician or journalist to make an impact in diversity.
Top 50 Diversity Professionals in Industry — this category recognizes the achievements of individuals who have made the practice of diversity and inclusion their career and who currently work as a professional in the field of diversity.
In addition, GDX is recognized as a Top 10 Ethnicity Employee Network. This category recognizes the achievements of employee network groups established to work on race diversity within organisations:
“The GDX is a ‘think and do’ tank based at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. It identifies and amplifies links between prosperity, diversity and migration, anchoring these in policy, research and practice. Its programmes include Hire Immigrants, to further employment of high and low-skilled immigrants, and DiverseCity OnBoard, which equips diverse candidates to take their place on the boards of not-for-profit and public institutions in the largest cities in Canada.”
Learn more about The Economist 2015 Global Diversity List.