DiversityInc named MasterCard as this year’s Top Company for Inclusive Culture. The 2014 Inclusive Culture Award was presented at a conference and special awards dinner at Marriott Marquis in New York City. Ajay Banga, MasterCard’s President and CEO, accepted the award before an audience of top executives. Read the full press release.
In his acceptance remarks, Banga spoke about the true essence of diversity. He said that unlocking a diverse and inclusive workforce comes from looking past people’s physical attributes and experiences and focusing on their diverse perspectives, ideas, and insights.
“We focus on making enterprises more human, instead let’s focus on making humans more enterprising,” said Banga.
He also recognized Donna Johnson and MasterCard’s Global Diversity Office for their role in shaping a diverse and inclusive workforce across all levels of the organization, through diversity councils and business resource groups.
The event was made possible thanks to sponsors: AT&T, Caterpillar, Cox Communications, Marriott International, MasterCard, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporations, and Wells Fargo.