Top Company for Inclusive Culture: MasterCard
Accepting Award: Ajay Banga, President and CEO
Reasons for Honor:
MasterCard has taken specific action to create an inclusive culture, starting at the top of the organization.
President and CEO Ajay Banga meets quarterly with employee resource groups and chairs the executive diversity council. Senior leadership communicates constantly about diversity-and-inclusion’s value to business goals. The D&I effort is led by Chief Diversity Officer Donna Johnson, who is a passionate advocate.
This communication is tied to action: MasterCard’s eight employee resource groups are heavily involved in on-boarding, engagement, talent development, mentoring and diversity training.
The culture is also geared toward work-life integration and support of the community. The Volunteer Incentive Program provides grants to organizations where employees volunteer their time.