February 06, 2014
Again this year, Booz Allen Hamilton is listed on the LATINA Style 50 Report as one of the 50 best companies for Latinas to work for. For 2014, the firm ranked 17th among US corporations providing the best career opportunities for Latinas. Booz Allen Vice President Kristine Rohls and Principal Carmen Cateriano accepted the distinction on the firm’s behalf on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at an awards ceremony held in Washington, DC.
Compiled by LATINA Style Magazine, the comprehensive LATINA Style 50 report evaluates and ranks companies based on key workplace policies and practices that readers indicate are most important to them. More than 800 companies were evaluated.
Placing among the nation’s top 20 corporations, Booz Allen was honored for programs and outreach initiatives to Hispanic professionals, including the firm’s:
- Hispanic Agenda and Latin American Forum
- Recruitment programs that target Latinas as well as veterans and military personnel
- Recruitment through Hispanic media
- Minority supplier diversity program
- Fast-track program
Booz Allen’s high standing among Latinas shows the firm’s deep commitment to recruit, retain, develop, and promote Hispanic staff. Booz Allen’s Hispanic Agenda and Latin American Forum work to highlight the firm’s ongoing and long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion, while the Hispanic Agenda focuses specifically on enhancing the employment pipeline for Hispanics and Latinos.
The agenda offers increased leadership development opportunities across all staff levels and has increased executive visibility and conducted regional outreach to Hispanic and Latino employees through panel discussions with senior Booz Allen leaders and mentoring circles. The agenda also sponsors strategic partnerships with external Hispanic societies, such as the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Great Minds in Science Technology Engineering and Math (GMiS), and Women of Color in Technology.
A vital element of the agenda’s success is Booz Allen’s award-winning Latin American Forum. Forum members can grow their careers and share ideas with peers and senior leaders. Through this forum, the firm celebrates the culture and diversity of the Latino and Hispanic community, while offering professional development programs and providing community service opportunities. Supporting community initiatives helps Booz Allen’s forum members give back to their communities in rewarding and memorable ways. As a result, the firm is able to tap into the exceptional skills, experience, and capabilities that are unique to Latinos and Hispanics.