America's Top 50 Inclusion Corporations: Online Voting Takes Place From December 1-15th
Uber was named the #1 Organization for Multicultural Business Opportunities in the United States. Amazon (Delivery Partner Program) and Uber have created significant new entrepreneurial opportunities through the use of technology. With an estimated 1 million contractors in the U.S., Uber has created over 250,000 opportunities for inclusive majority entrepreneurs (diverse and women). Other companies at the top of the winners list include: Northrop Grumman, Apple, Walmart, IBM, Google, GM and Comcast.
A special awards ceremony will take place June 22nd in Atlanta during Omnikal's "20th Annual National Multicultural Business Summit."
Who are the Omni50?
The Omni50 represents the voice of OMNIKAL's 2,100,000 members. The list is circulated by over 1000 organizations, which reaches millions of consumers every year.
The Omni50 Awards is the most recognized honor for diversity and inclusion in the country. These award-winning companies truly differentiate themselves in the marketplace in a time when inclusion has become one of the most important goals of every organization. It is also at a time when public recognition is key to ongoing financial, ethical, social and cultural success.
"The inclusion practices of the "Omni50" Awardees have changed the course of our current economy and as a result, the world as we know it" said Kenton Clarke, CEO of OMNIKAL. "The changing multicultural and multi-generational landscape of our country has demanded this evolution. OMNIKAL is proud to have been a force in the business world for such positive change. Our mission and goal is to equalize, broaden and level the playing field for both brands and an increasingly varied vendor/supplier marketplace."
Top Honors for Top Organizations Who Do the Right Thing
Most "top" lists honor companies for traditional economic growth, shareholder returns and similar metrics; however, the Omni50 awards are an indicator of which organizations provide the best business opportunities to the increasingly inclusive majority marketplace. This, in turn, influences more organizations, as they compete for market share in multicultural and multigenerational communities.
The Business Power of Inclusion
As the culturally diverse market gains more buying power, corporations have to focus their efforts on rebranding and reorganizing to avoid losing market share and to remain current and relevant.
The Omni50 list has therefore become the most critical guide for businesses as well as consumers. "As a business owner, I appreciate the business we receive from corporate buyers; and in turn, when I buy either personally or for my company, I am more likely to buy from the same companies that support my business or are supporting businesses like mine," said Kathy Steele, CEO of Red Caffeine.