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Fortune Magazine Honors Nielsen for Workplace Diversity

3 minute read | December 2016

New York, NY – Dec. 15, 2016 – Nielsen earned high honors in workplace diversity today from independent analysts, Great Place to Work, in partnership with Fortune magazine. Nielsen ranked #50 amongst more than 500 U.S. companies in Fortune’s annual list of employers that are doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBTQ employees and women. The recognition is based on ratings provided by nearly 1,000 Nielsen associates via anonymous surveys.

“Diversity and inclusion are integral to future innovations and success for Nielsen and our clients,” said Angela Talton, Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen. “This recognition is a testament to not only our systems and the programs that make diversity and inclusion part of the DNA of the company, but it also speaks volumes about the leaders and associates who make Nielsen a place where you have visibility, access and opportunities to be yourself, make a difference and grow with us.”

To compile this list, Great Place to Work surveyed more than 400,000 employees of all backgrounds about workplace fairness, morale and inclusion. To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively women, minorities and LGBTQ employees report experiencing their workplace, including the degree of representation women and minorities enjoy within the workforce as a whole, management and executive roles.  

“We applaud Nielsen for seeking certification and releasing its employees’ feedback,” said Kim Peters, Executive Vice President of Great Place to Work’s Certification Program. “These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees’ trust and create a great workplace—critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Nielsen should take into account as an indicator of high performance.”

“According to our study, 85% of Nielsen employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Great Place to Work’s Senior Editor.

This is Nielsen’s second time being recognized by Fortune and Great Place to Work this year. The company recently was named one of the best employers for Millennials as well. More information about Nielsen’s ranking, criteria considered, and employee feedback can be found at

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industry lists.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

About Fortune

Fortune is a global leader in business journalism known for its unrivaled access to industry leaders and decision makers. Founded in 1930, Fortune has transformed into a digital-first operation with nearly 17 million monthly unique visitors on as well as 3.4 million global readers in print. Fortune is home to some of the strongest business franchises, including: Fortune 500, Best Companies to Work For, World’s Most Admired Companies, Fastest Growing Companies and Most Powerful Women. The Fortune Conference Division extends the brand’s mission into live settings, hosting a wide range of annual conferences for top-level executives, including the FORTUNE Global Forum and the Most Powerful Women Summit.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Nielsen Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit

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