Cisco Ranks Number Six on DiversityBusiness.com's “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities”
DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's leading multicultural B2B online website, released its list of America's Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities for 2008, and Cisco garnered the number six spot on the esteemed list, known as the “Div50”. Fortune 500 companies and government agencies were selected for the awards, based on business opportunities they provide to diversity-owned businesses.
According to DiversityBusiness.com, “The list has become the most recognized and respected compilation of companies that truly differentiate themselves in the market place in a time when diversity has never been more important.”
Over 650,000 women- and minority-owned businesses were asked 10 questions regarding diversity during the online voting process. The top 50 ranked on the list, based on factors such as volume, consistency, and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies. With over 46,000 members, DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities.