LATINA STYLE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE LATINA STYLE 50

LATINA STYLE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE LATINA STYLE 50

Top 50 Best Companies for Hispanic Women to Work for in the U.S. in 2002


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Washington, D.C.,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 12, 2002–LATINA Style Magazine is proud to announce the LATINA Style 50 for 2002. This is the fifth year LATINA Style evaluates corporate America’s sensitivity to Latina’s needs and goals in the workplace. This annual national report of the top fifty companies is the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s policies and practices as it pertains to Hispanic working women. The report is the result of an extensive search involving more than 600 of the most respected corporations in the U.S.

Companies responding to LATINA Style’s survey were evaluated based on the issues LATINA Style readers have identified as most important to them in the workplace. The principal areas of evaluation were: Number of Latina Executives, Mentoring Programs, Latina/Hispanic/Women on Board of Directors, Educational Opportunities, Dependent/Child Care Support, Leave for Childbirth, Alternative Work Policies, Benefits, Women’s Issues, downsize retraining and Hispanic Relations.

Robert E. Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine, says, “As the only national Latina publication focusing on the needs and aspirations of the Latina working-woman, we have a duty to keep Hispanic women informed about corporate America’s best employment practices. By the latest count, Hispanic women in the U.S. workforce exceed 5 million, and the numbers continue to rise. We have gone to great lengths to provide a reliable resource for Latinas to evaluate these companies. Latinas can be confident that the LATINA Style 50 – 2002 represents some of the best opportunities corporate America has to offer to the Latina working woman.”

The company of the year is Washington, DC based Fannie Mae. At a time when scrutiny of corporate America is at an all time high, Fannie Mae has excelled in all areas of evaluation. It is the finest example that Diversity works. An annual award ceremony will take place at the beginning of next year, 2003.

THE LATINA Style 50 – 2002

Aetna Inc.

AFLAC Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company

American Airlines Incorporated

American Express Company

Avon Products, Inc.

Bank One Corporation

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

Citigroup Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Consolidated Edison

DaimlerChrysler Corporation

DuPont Company

Eastman Kodak Company

Fannie Mae – Company of the Year

FleetBoston Financial Group

Ford Motor Company

Freddie Mac Corporation

General Mills, Inc.

General Motors Corporation

IBM

Intel Corporation

Johnson & Johnson

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Company

Kraft Foods Inc.

Liz Claiborne, Inc

Marriott International, Inc.

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Corp.

New York Life Insurance Company

Nordstrom, Inc.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

PepsiCo, Inc.

Philip Morris Companies Inc.

Pitney Bowes Inc.

The Principal Financial Group

The Procter & Gamble Company

Prudential Financial

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

Ryder System, Inc.

SBC Communications Inc.

Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Sodexho

Southern California Edison International

State Farm Insurance Companies

United Services Automobile Association

Wachovia Corporation

Washington Mutual, Inc.

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CONTACT:

Robert E. Bard

(202) 955-7930

LATINA STYLE MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES THE LATINA STYLE 50