For Immediate Release
May 30, 2013
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UPTOWN Ventures Group
Robert Ingram

(BPRW) UPTOWN PROFESSIONAL Magazine Announces the 2013 Top Companies & Organizations for Diversity & Inclusion

- Semi-Annual Publication Addresses Diversity in the Workplace -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine’s brand extension UPTOWN Professional Magazine (, a twice yearly career-focused magazine and website for the global urban professional, has announced its 2013 Top Companies & Organizations for Diversity & Inclusion. The list is created in conjunction with a partnership with, one of the leading recruitment and employment solutions sites. OppsPlace, founded by entrepreneur Robert Johnson, is a diverse network connecting talent with jobs and businesses with opportunities. In addition to career aspirations, UPTOWN Professional also covers related business lifestyle topics. The cutting edge, new, career-focused publication was launched to great excitement and fanfare at two well-attended launch events in NYC and Chicago in January 2011.

“Our goal in this issue of this important industry leading publication is to highlight the very best companies and organizations that have demonstrated measurable achievement and performance in the vital area of diversity and inclusion,” said UPTOWN Professional publisher Robert Ingram. “It is no accident that many of the companies and organizations on our list are the most profitable, innovative and largest enterprises in the world. UPTOWN Professional offers relevance, relationships and most importantly, solutions. Our goal is to assist forward-thinking companies and executives and help them navigate the challenging paths of recruitment, retention, marketplace and development in a new and more diverse workplace worldwide.”

Among the Top Companies and organizations that are considered the best of the best are: Colgate-Palmolive, McDonald’s, Abercrombie & Fitch, Credit Suisse, Society of Human Resources Managers, the American Institute of Architects, Adecco, Sodexo, Marriott International, UPS, Aetna, Prudential Financial, Comcast, EMC and Lincoln Financial. A complete list is below in alphabetical order.

“These industry and thought leading companies and organizations are responsive to the seismic shift in global demographics and we feel are sensitive enough to connect the dots in the nettlesome areas of recruitment, retention, training & development and multicultural marketing in calling to positive action new, vibrant emerging markets for the onset of this dynamic millennium,” said Ingram.

Uptown Professional is a game changing publication that has taken the global professional marketplace by storm. Previous issues have covered cutting-edge professionals in great jobs, in awesome locations, working for the world’s top companies and organizations. A full look at diversity & inclusion today is Uptown Professionals rallying call as balanced coverage is given to Black, Latino, Asian, Women, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgendered and the Ability professionals.

UPTOWN Professional also offers tips on best Travel Apps, E-readers and books to save time and increase productivity, as well as Coaches Corner and Critical Path which offer career guidance from respected executives and thought leaders.

“In riding the momentum of the publication and keeping with our desire to inform today’s talented diverse executive, UPTOWN Professional will follow up this Top Companies & Organizations issue with a themed issue in the fall highlighting the Top Executives,” says Ingram. The identity of the Top Executives will be announced in mid to late September 2013.

Uptown Professional 2013 Top Companies & Organizations for Diversity & Inclusion (in alphabetical order): 

1. Abercrombie & Fitch
2. Adecco
3. Aetna
5. American Express
6. American Institute of Architects
7. AT&T
8. Avery Dennison
9. Cargill
10. CDC
11. Colgate-Palmolive
12. Comcast
13. CookRoss
14. Credit Suisse
15. Delta Airlines
16. EMC
17. Executive Leadership Council
18. GE
19. Huntington Bank
20. IBM
21. L’Oreal
22. Lincoln Financial
23. Lockheed Martin
24. Lowes
25. Macy’s
26. Marriott International
27. Mass Mutual
28. MasterCard
29. McDonald’s
30. MGM
31. Nationwide
32. New York Life
33. Pepsico
34. Prudential
35. Society for Human Resources Managers (SHRM)
36. Sodexo
37. Sprint
38. State Street
39. The Coca Cola Company
40. The Home Depot
41. The McGraw-Hill Company
42. The Medici Group
43. The Nielsen Company
44. Toyota
45. United Healthcare
46. UPMC
47. UPS
48. Walmart
49. Wells Fargo
50. Yum Brands

About Uptown Media

Founded in 2004, Uptown Ventures Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Ventures Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published eight times per year with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit and National editions); interactive website, lifestyle guide UPTOWNsocial and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News. UPTOWN Magazine, a toast to Luxury, Lifestyle and Living.

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