JHU named to 'Newsweek' list of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Recognition follows White House's STEMM summit highlighting JHU's Second Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, its Vivien Thomas Initiative, and disability equity expert Bonnie Swenor

With its five-out-of-five-stars ranking, Johns Hopkins is one of only four universities named to the top category by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity.

The scoring for the magazine's list, which is now online and will appear in print Jan. 27, was based on a review of publicly available data, interviews with human resources professionals, and an independent anonymous online survey that received more than 350,000 reviews by responders who work for companies with at least 1,000 employees in the U.S. JHU's designated category is public administration.

"The recognition that Hopkins is receiving from external entities is evidence that the investments that we have made in our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion have had an impact," says Katrina Caldwell, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. "Though we still have work to do, we have definitely seen great progress."

A few weeks before the release of the Newsweek list, Johns Hopkins received other high-profile recognition for its diversity initiatives.

The university's recently released diversity action plan, its Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, and leading Johns Hopkins disability equity expert Bonnie Swenor were highlighted as part of a new White House effort to overcome historical inequities in access to the nation's science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine enterprise. The event, held Dec. 12, was hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Learn more about the event and the Johns Hopkins programs here.

In addition, the university was recently recognized for its outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, higher education's oldest and largest diversity magazine. For the second year in a row, Johns Hopkins received the magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, and this year earned the added honor of being named a Diversity Champion. The JHU School of Nursing received its fifth consecutive HEED award in the health professions category. Learn more about JHU's HEED awards here.

"We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts in recruiting and retaining diverse talent across our institution," says Pierre Joanis, vice president for human resources. "Our diverse workforce is just one of the many aspects that make working for Johns Hopkins University a special and fulfilling experience."

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