Great Place to Work®, Fortune, Essence and People en Español Recognize WWT as a Best Workplace for Diversity and Asians

ST. LOUISNovember 9, 2015 – For the first time ever, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have partnered with Essence and People en Español to reveal companies that have made diversity a top priority. World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology integrator, is honored to announce that it ranked 7th on the list of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity as well as one of the 10 best workplaces for Asians.

“Diversity is not only a top priority at WWT, it’s at the heart of what makes us a great company,” said Jim Kavanaugh, chief executive officer of WWT. “WWT prides itself on fostering a corporate culture that celebrates inclusiveness, so ranking among the top 10 on both lists is particularly meaningful as it is based on our employees’ own personal assessments of our workplace.”

WWT and the 49 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 128,000 women and 69,000 minorities on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Employees considered everything from how comfortable they feel being themselves; the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace; the fairness of promotions; the degree of honest connection with coworkers; their access to senior leadership; who receives information and professional development and who doesn’t.

Scores also take into account how well-represented women and minorities are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively they experience their workplace on an index of factors where women and minorities tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues; and how favorably women’s and minorities’ experiences compare to the 139,000 men and 184,000 Caucasians also surveyed. From this superset of companies, Great Place to Work® also identified the top 10 companies for African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and Asian-identified employees, based on these employees’ reports of their workplace experiences.

“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “The best companies are focused on creating great workplaces for all.”

The 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews. WWT appears frequently on these lists and was also named as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in September of 2015. To learn more about WWT’s longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and social responsibility, visit https://www.wwt.com/about-us/.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions.  Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

Media Contact:

Ed Levens
PropelMG (for WWT)
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