Out of more than 800 corporations evaluated, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) was named 1 of the top 50 U.S. employers for Latin women. The results are from the annual report by the editors of Latina Style magazine, and this year FCA US ranked #12 out of the 50 companies to make the list.
“Diversity and inclusion are core elements of the FCA US’ business strategy, and vital to our efforts to develop a workforce that enables the company to innovate and compete in a dynamic, competitive industry,” said Kelly Tolbert, Head of Diversity, FCA US LLC. “Our consistent high performance on this important benchmark is a testament to the company’s commitment to maintaining a work environment that respects and engages all people and cultures.”
This is the fourteenth year that the automaker has made the top 50 since the first one was published back in 1998. With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and national Hispanic organizations, the magazine developed a comprehensive survey that is sent annually to Fortune 1000 companies. The report highlights the companies’ leadership programs, employee benefits and Latina representation in senior positions.
The report is distributed to Latin professional and civic organizations, national women’s organizations, colleges and universities, all members of Congress, the White House, members of the Cabinet, military and veteran’s organizations, as well as at major Latin and recruitment conferences.
As one point of clarification, perhaps to which FCA may have overlooked, the therm “Hispanic” technically focuses on Spanish-speaking origin. This means the country of Spain itself is included, but Brazil is not because Brazilians speak Portuguese, instead of Spanish. Meanwhile, “Latino” refers to people of Latin American origin. This includes Brazil and excludes Spain. We think FCA meant to imply the latter.