For the third year in a row, LATINA Style Magazine has named the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) as one of the top 50 companies that are providing the best career opportunities for Latinas in the U.S. Of NEXCOM’s nearly 13,000 associates worldwide, 10 percent are Latina and nearly seven percent are Latina women. More than 800 companies were evaluated in this year’s review.
“NEXCOM is honored to win this award for the third straight year,” said Robert J. Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM. “NEXCOM fully embraces its diversity policy of fostering an inclusive workforce because it makes our organization stronger and better for both our associates as well as our customers. I am extremely proud of our team’s efforts to embrace diversity, and this is a very tangible and visible sign of our progress.”
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.
“The LATINA Style 50 Report is the most exhaustive study of corporate America’s policies and opportunities for Latinas in the workplace,” says Robert E. Bard, president and CEO of LATINA Style, Inc. The companies listed on the report are the ones that truly are the best places for Latina professionals to work.”
By Kristine Sturkie, NEXCOM Public Affairs