Awards & Press Releases

Awards

DiversityComm President & Founder Mona Lisa Faris has been recognized for:

  • • Nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.
  • • National Association of Women Business Owners’ (NAWBO’s) Remarkable Woman and Champion for Diversity.
  • • One of OC Metro’s Orange County California’s Women Making a Difference, as well as that magazine’s Ten Most Influential Women.
  • • Mona Lisa Faris is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, is a frequent keynote speaker, serves as a panelist at diversity conferences nationwide, and is often quoted in publications and newspapers for her insight on issues of diversity and equal employment opportunity.
  • • Nominated for the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.
  • • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) the Evolution of IT Award to sister publication Diversity in STEAM Magazine.
  • • Elite Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners (SDVOB) awarded sister publication U.S. Veterans Magazine the Leadership Award.
  • • Federally Employed Women (FEW) honored sister publication Professional Woman’s Magazine with the Continuous Outstanding Support Award.

 

Press Releases

DIVERSEability MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES ITS 2016 BEST OF THE BEST EARLY RESULTS LISTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

(Irvine, California) – July 21, 2016 – DIVERSEability Magazine (DAM) today released the early results of its review of the nation’s Best of the Best Top Disability-Friendly Companies.

DIVERSEability Magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2016 Best of the Best evaluations. DAM is one of the nation’s fastest-growing disability-focused magazines, promoting the advancement of people with disabilities in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. The outstanding efforts toward this promotion make these companies leaders in the quest for true diversity, and we commend them all.

The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives and government agencies. It provides non-biased results that are valuable resources for job-seekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.

This year’s winners include the following, in alphabetical order:

Accenture
Aetna
Ameren Corporation
American Airlines
AMC Entertainment, Inc.
Anthem Inc.
AT&T
AXA
BAE Systems
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
BNY Mellon
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Cardinal Health
Charles Schwab
Cigna Corporation
Colgate-Palmolive
Comcast NBCUniversal
Computer Sciences Corporation
CVS Health
Ernst & Young, LLP
Florida Blue
Freddie Mac
GlaxoSmithKline
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
Highmark Health
IBM
JLL
JPMorgan Chase
Kaiser Permanente
KPMG, LLP
Lockheed Martin
Merck
Microsoft Corporation
Monsanto
Nielsen
Northern Trust
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Novartis
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Procter & Gamble
Prudential Financial
Qualcomm Incorporated
Raytheon
S.C. Johnson & Son
Sodexo, USA
Southern Company
Sprint Corporation
Starbucks Coffee Company
TD Bank N.A.
The Dow Chemical Company
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
United Airlines, Inc.
United Parcel, Inc.
Verizon Communications
Walgreens
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Wellmark

The goal of the annual evaluations is to not only bring the latest information and guidance to our readers but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies. The lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses that were performed by DiversityComm’s agents and/or affiliates. This year, hundreds of companies and institutions participated.

The results are published in the fall issue of DIVERSEability Magazine and available on newsstands mid-October. DIVERSEability Magazine is published by DiversityComm along with sister publications, Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine and Diversity in STEAM Magazine.

For more information about the annual Best of the Best survey or DIVERSEability Magazine, please contact the research department at 949.398.5296 or e-email surveys@diversitycomm.net.

 

About DIVERSEability Magazine

Published semi-annually every April and October, DIVERSEability Magazine (DAM) is more than just a magazine raising awareness and providing educational, employment and business opportunities—it’s a movement celebrating advancements and achievements and showcasing the positive images of all people with all types of abilities. DIVERSEability Magazine is founded on the premise that policies and programs that support disability inclusion and diversity inclusion are critically overdue. “Diversity is the answer to success,” said Mona Lisa Faris, President and Founder.

Every issue features articles on workforce diversity for the recruiter, careers for the applicant, education, health, business, DOBEs, conferences and events, lifestyles, advocates for change, advancements in technology and more. DAM is available at print & digital newsstands, book stores, colleges, and universities and distributed to all members of our partner organizations.

About DiversityComm, Inc.

DiversityComm (DCI), a WBENC-certified woman-owned enterprise, is the proud publisher of six national digital and print diversity publications: Black EOE Journal, HISPANIC Network Magazine, Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Diversity in STEAM Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine. For 25 years, our mission has been to provide educational, employment and business information to ensure equal opportunity for all. All publications available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon through our APP: DiversityComm.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Irvine, California) – January 13, 2016 – Today, Mona Lisa Faris, founder of DiversityComm, Inc.—now celebrating its 25th year—announced the launch of her sixth digital and print diversity publication, DIVERSEability Magazine. The premiere issue will be available mid-April 2016, featuring Melissa Stockwell, Iraq War Veteran and Amputee, as the cover story! Articles in this issue include: Don’t Dis Me, Taking the ‘Dis’ out of Disability, What is Disability Inclusion?, Top Cities for Disability, 5 Reasons to Hire the Abled, Water Park in the Works for Special Needs, Hotel Centered Around Workers with Special Needs, The Power of Image, How to Travel the World in a Wheelchair, The Importance of Getting Certified, and much more!

More than just a publication raising awareness and providing educational, employment and business opportunities, DIVERSEability Magazine is a movement, celebrating advancements and achievements and showcasing the positive images of all people with all types of abilities.

Published semi-annually every April and October, DIVERSEability Magazine features pertinent editorial content designed to enhance the personal and professional lives of people with all abilities. Every issue features articles on workforce diversity for the recruiter, careers for the applicant, education, health, business, DOBEs, conferences and events, lifestyles, advocates for change, advancements in technology and more. A valuable diversity & inclusion resource, the magazine will reach students and professionals of all ages and all multicultural audiences.

“We stand with the advocates who are taking the ‘dis’ out of disability, because today there are more than 25 million Americans—myself included—overcoming many types of so-called ‘disabilities’ every day, and we much prefer to celebrate our accomplishments,” explained publisher Faris. DIVERSEability Magazine is working with some of largest disability-focused organizations, including USBLN, YAI, ADA, JAN, CSUN, SDS, NBDC, AAPD, COSD and many more, to assist in distribution, information, statistics, visibility, and exposure and to be a podium to spread the word.

“This subject hits home for me, because I live with what was diagnosed as a learning ‘disability’ and I care for a close family member with special needs. Through our powerful and positive articles, I want to motivate, inspire and educate our readers about all abilities,” Faris related.

This latest addition to our family of diversity publications, DIVERSEability Magazine is founded on the premise that policies and programs that support disability inclusion and diversity inclusion are critically overdue. “Diversity is the answer to success,” said Faris.

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About DiversityComm, Inc.
DiversityComm (DCI), a WBENC-certified woman-owned enterprise, is the proud publisher of six national digital and print diversity publications: Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, Diversity in STEAM Magazine and DIVERSEability Magazine. For 25 years, our mission has been to provide educational, employment and business information to ensure equal opportunity for all. All publications available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon through our APP: Diversitycomm!

For additional media requests, please contact:

Crystal Jones
Vice President, Public Relations
(949) 398-5296

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DIVERSITYCOMM, INC. WINNING AWARDS COAST TO COAST

(Irvine, California) – August 28, 2015 – On Monday, a new shelf was installed in DiversityComm’s Irvine-based office to display their three new awards, all given in one weekend. Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) presented the Evolution of IT Award to Diversity in STEAM Magazine, Elite Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners (SDVOB) awarded U.S. Veterans Magazine the Leadership Award, and Federally Employed Women (FEW) honored Professional Woman’s Magazine with the Continuous Outstanding Support Award.

“It’s a wonderful journey we’re on, working with organizations that are like-minded: striving to advance minorities, veterans and women,” responded Mona Lisa Faris, DiversityComm President and Editor in Chief of Content. “Acknowledging the efforts of these fine organizations is the least we can do—it is their work that propels me and my team to inform our readers about their excellent resources, information, and educational, employment and business opportunities.”

BDPA held its 2015 National Conference and Awards Ceremony, celebrating its 40th anniversary, in Washington, D.C., with GEN Colin L. Powell as its featured speaker. Diversity in STEAM Magazine’s Evolution of IT Award was the first award of the evening, and Faris was both surprised and delighted to hear her magazine named the winner of this prestigious award. When asked why Diversity in STEAM was selected this year, a BDPA representative replied, “Because when we looked back at sponsors throughout the year, Diversitycomm clearly brought us great value.”

“That comment pleased me more than the award itself,” admitted Faris. “Bringing value and awareness—making a difference—is all I want to do.”

On the other side of the country, aboard the iconic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, the Elite SDVOB (Service-Disabled Veteran Business Owners) U.S. Veterans Magazine with the distinguished Leadership Award for its collaboration with veteran organizations to provide disabled and veteran business owners opportunities to work with corporate America. At that event, DiversityComm’s Rita Kallas, Diversity Director of Partnerships, sat as a guest panelist and judge on a veteran version of the popular television show “Shark Tank.”

“What an exciting day, to serve as a judge on this veteran version of Shark Tank and then to receive this esteemed award,” said Kallas.

“Helping veterans comes naturally at DiversityComm, and this award confirms that we’re on the right track toward achieving equal opportunity and helping our vets thrive in business.” Faris added.

On that very same day, at another conference in New Orleans, Federally Employed Women (FEW), in New Orleans for its 46th National Training Program, awarded Professional Woman’s Magazine the Continuous Outstanding Support Award for its active promotion of women in the workforce.

“Everyone was very excited to receive the generous donation of DiversitiyComm’s various publications in their conference bags,” reported Michelle Crockett, National President of FEW. “DiversityComm’s continued support contributed immensely to FEW achieving our desired training outcome—‘Journey to Excellence’.”

“Women in the federal government deserve recognition, and I am grateful to all of these organizations for honoring us,” said Faris. “To all our partners who provide minorities with opportunities, I say, ‘Together, we can move mountains.’”

 

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About DiversityComm, Inc.

DiversityComm (DCI), a WBENC-certified woman-owned enterprise and is the proud publisher now in its 24 year of business and published the digital and print magazines of Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional Woman’s Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine and Diversity in STEAM Magazine. For further information, please call (949) 825-5777.

 

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