JCPenney Ranks in Top 50 Most Diverse U.S. Companies

JCPenney is excited to rank #41 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity!

We’ve made the list seven of the last 10 years, and are proud to be recognized again by DiversityInc, the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America. The top 50 results are based on survey submissions from companies with at least 1,000 employees, and companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries in the areas of leadership accountability, human capital diversity, talent programs, workforce practices, supplier diversity, and philanthropy.

“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our program, and I am thrilled about the many ways we will grow and innovate in the coming years,” said Misty Tippen, JCPenney senior manager of inclusion and diversity. “Our commitment to inclusion and diversity has never been stronger, and as our world becomes more globally accessible, we want to ensure people of diverse backgrounds see themselves reflected in the products and services JCPenney offers.”

The Company provides associates the opportunity to get involved in personal and professional development through eight Business Resource Teams (BRTs). The BRTs represent communities including veterans, LGBTQ, African-American, and Hispanic identities, as well as groups passionate about sustainability and women’s workplace equality.

The Mosaic BRT at a recent Home Office event; each BRT hosts gatherings throughout the year to highlight their respective areas of inclusion.

Additionally, the JCP Emerging Leaders program supports our company initiative to develop strong, diverse leaders by offering associates of ethnic minority descent across the organization the opportunity to maximize career success, accelerate their career, and prepare for potential advancement. JCPenney is also proud that its workforce is 80% women, representing every level within the organization, and more than half of our associate population are minorities.

As we focus on the Plan for Renewal and build a results-minded culture at JCPenney, it’s humbling to be recognized for our I&D efforts – to create a positive work experience, we want all of our associates to feel valued and respected for their unique contributions.