Diversity Woman Magazine released its first annual list of “100 Best Companies for Leadership and Executive Development for Women” during the 2012 Diversity Woman Conference held in Washington, DC in 2012. The publication compiled the list after canvassing corporate America to find companies who support and develop women leaders of all races and backgrounds. Companies were assessed for corporate culture, policy, family-friendly programs such as telecommuting and flextime, the percentage of women who received raises and promotions, women’s access to built-in succession plans, the number of female executives and board members, and strong mentoring programs for women.
Women who were honored during the Mosaic Women Awards Luncheon were Lynn Tilton, Founder and CEO, Patriarch Partners (Mosaic Legend Award); Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation (Mosaic Leadership Award); and Michele Kang CEO, Cognosante (Mosaic Trailblazer Award). CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien was honored with the Mosaic Lifetime Achievement Award during the conference.