highlights U.S. companies doing the most to create inclusive cultures.
“We were very excited about the news, especially being ranked by such a reputable
organization as FORTUNE and knowing the rigor that was applied,” says Tiffanie McDonald,
USAA’s vice president for diversity and inclusion.
In creating the list, nearly half a million employees at companies across the country were
surveyed on issues such as perceived favoritism, the fairness of promotions and how
comfortable they feel being themselves. The results were used to develop the rankings.
For USAA, a diverse workforce that reflects the company’s membership and the broader
labor market makes good business sense. But McDonald notes that it’s not enough to recruit
diverse talent; their diverse perspectives must be taken into account when making business
“It's about making sure that employees feel like they have a seat at the table and that they can
bring their whole self to work because we know that's when employees exert that additional
discretionary effort that allows us to stand out from the rest,” she says. “Diversity and
inclusion is the job of every one of us. It’s a part of what’s expected at USAA.”
USAA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.