R.R. Donnelley Honored at White House for Workforce Diversity
Press release from the issuing company
CHICAGO, April 29, 2002 - R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced it has been selected as one of the best work environments for Latinas, by LATINA Style magazine in its fifth annual listing of "50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S." The LATINA Style 50 award, created in 1997, is presented at an annual event, and honors U.S. companies that have shown excellence in providing rich growth and career opportunities for Hispanics.
The award ceremony was held at the White House in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 24, where R.R. Donnelley was represented by Haven Cockerham, senior vice president, human resources, and Gloria Ysasi-Diaz, vice president, manufacturing process management. Host of the ceremony was United States Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, who presented and addressed the award recipients. Members of Congress, the Senate, the Bush Administration, and several prominent Hispanic leaders also joined the LATINA Style 50 ceremony.
With about 5 million Latinas in the U.S. work force, companies are increasingly recognizing their contributions, respecting their needs and striving to create an inclusive and opportunity rich workplace. This list recognizes these companies and is especially important in providing valuable information for Latinas searching for employment with a company with high diversity standards. R. R. Donnelley is proud to be among the best that corporate America has to offer.
"We're honored to be presented with this special award because it's our people that are critical to our success," said Haven Cockerham, senior vice president, human resources. "We are committed to creating a high-quality work environment, where all employees are valued, treated with equal respect, and empowered to provide their best work and reach their full potential. Diversity is good business. We're dedicated to diversity and inclusion. And, each employee at our company is responsible for supporting and encouraging this."
The award is based on the magazine readership's contact with the editors regarding what matters most in the workforce; gathered through responses to the magazine's "Speaking Out" survey; and a thorough nationwide search to find the companies that best fit diversity needs. The LATINA Style 50 questionnaire contained the following principal areas of evaluation: Number of Latina and Latino Executives and Board Members, Mentoring Programs, Management/Leadership Development, Educational Opportunities, Dependent/Child-Care Support, Leave for Childbirth, Alternative Work Policies, Benefits, Women's Issues, and Hispanic Community Relations. Questionnaires were sent to the CEOs of nearly 600 major U.S. corporations.
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