BY COURTNEY CARROW, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER, NAVY EXCHANGE SERVICE COMMAND
For the sixth year in a row, LATINA Style magazine has named the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) one of the top 50 companies that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. More than 11 percent of NEXCOM’s 14,000 associates across the globe are Latino and nearly eight percent are Latina women.
“Just like the Sailors and families we serve, our NEXCOM team is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. I am proud to be part of a Navy command that believes in the power of diversity and demonstrates that commitment every day,” said NEXCOM Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Bianchi. “It is my true belief that a culture and command climate of rich diversity breeds ingenuity and success. I am thankful for the incredible contributions of our Latina associates. These amazing individuals work hard to bring forth innovation and creativity to provide our brave service members with important quality of life benefits.”
“Preparing the LATINA Style 50 Report is an exhausting process that takes intense research and study. It is our goal to provide the most accurate picture of what corporate America has to offer. We need to be sure that the companies listed on the report are the ones that truly are the best places for Latina professionals to work,” said President and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. Robert E. Bard.
Companies responding to LATINA Style’s questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style magazine readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, Latina retention, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations.