DEARBORN - Ford was recognized today by the Black EOE Journal as one of the nation’s Top Diversity Employers and as having one of the Top Supplier Diversity Programs.
The Black EOE Journal, America’s leading African American career and business magazine, polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2013 Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions.
“We are honored to be recognized as a great place to work by the Black EOE Journal,” said Debbie Weaks, chief diversity officer and manager, Personnel & Organization Planning. “Our goal is to attract, and engage a diverse skilled and motivated team to serve our customers and compete globally. An inclusive workplace is critical to reach this goal.”
Carla Preston, director, Supplier Diversity Development, says supplier diversity is essential to Ford’s success.
“We want to ensure that small and medium businesses as well as minority, women and veterans businesses have an opportunity to grow,” she said. “The chain of suppliers that have been strengthened through the Supplier Diversity Development program have made substantial contributions to Ford’s profitable growth."