The Commission on Economic Inclusion is pleased to welcome NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field into our Hall of Fame, member companies and organizations that have consistently demonstrated their commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion and have been multi-year winners of our Best-in-Class awards.
We congratulate them on their achievements and accomplishments as pacesetters within the Northeast Ohio business community for their effective diversity management and inclusion policies and practices.
Class of 2020
Senior Management Diversity: Cleveland Cavaliers
Supplier Diversity: Kent State University
Best in Class - Diversity in the Legal Profession: Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Class of 2017
Class of 2016
Class of 2015
Senior Management Diversity
Sr. Management Diversity
Class of 2013
University Hospitals, one of the nation’s leading health care systems, has received both regional and national recognition for diversity and inclusion, as well as awards for research funding and economic impact. This is the third year in a row in which UH has won the Commission’s Best-in-Class award for Board Diversity in the nonprofit/government category.
Continually ranked among America's top universities, Case Western Reserve University has a habit of breaking new ground. Its relentless focus on incorporating the value of diversity and inclusion across all of its colleges, programs and departments has had significant results. The University has won the Commission’s Best-in-Class Workforce Diversity award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Committed to diversity and inclusion, U.S. Bank supports a work environment where individual differences are valued and respected. The Bank has created a culture of inclusion that enables innovation and drives business success. It won Best-in-Class for Workforce Diversity in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
A global technology leader in diversified power management solutions, Eaton is a three-time winner (2003, 2006, and 2012) of the Commission’s Best-in-Class Award for Supplier Diversity. Eaton’s systematic approach to managing diversity and inclusion has had a tremendously positive effect on the company’s performance.
A three-time Best-in-Class winner for Supplier Diversity (2010, 2011 and 2012), the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is the headquarters of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District. The Bank was on its diversity and inclusion journey for several years before the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and one area in which its efforts have yielded significant success is in supplier diversity.
Class of 2012
KeyCorp views diversity as a way to win in the marketplace. This includes expanding its relationships with diverse suppliers. As a three-time winner (2007, 2008, and 2011) as for-profit/ best-in-class, Key is committed to supplier diversity through business strategy and community access. It supports diverse business enterprises, and its Supplier Diversity team in the Community Development Banking group provides accountability.
Class of 2011
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans. It is a four-time Best-in-Class winner (2006-2009) in this category, which reflects its organization-wide strategy that permeates each functional area and is communicated to patients, employees, Board members and the public.
KeyCorp is five-time winner (2004-2005, 2007-2009) as best-in-class in this category because the company has continued to refine and apply its effective Board recruitment strategies. As the global economy diversifies, Key has realized that diversity in the boardroom leads to greater creativity and more vigorous deliberation.
Senior Management Diversity
Eaton is a four-time winner (2004, 2007-2009) of the Commission’s Best-in-Class Award in this category. Eaton’s systematic approach to managing diversity and inclusion has had a tremendously positive effect on the company’s performance.
As a four-year Best-in-Class honoree (2006-2009) in this category, Time Warner Cable of Northeast Ohio (TWC) has continued to demonstrate its commitment to diversity through its employment policies and practices and its community involvement.