The Estée Lauder Companies Earn Number One Spot

June 12, 2024 (Washington, DC)Seramount revealed the 2024 Best Companies for Multicultural Women today. This honor recognizes the top 80 companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining, and promoting multicultural women in the United States. The Estée Lauder Companies has been named the number one company on this year’s list.

The complete list can be found here.

For more than 20 years, Seramount’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women has tracked corporations’ progress in creating cultures that encourage multicultural women to join and rise through the ranks. This year’s survey continued to assess progress for women by specific racial/ethnic groups as well as factors influencing that progress, including mental health, anti-racism progress, and participation in mentoring and sponsorship programs. 

“Companies continue to recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining multicultural women,” said Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “While there is still work to be done to increase representation, we celebrate the efforts of these 80 companies in fostering inclusive workplace environments with strong career development strategies and comprehensive DEI programs to support this critical talent pool.”

Key findings from Seramount’s 2024 Best Companies for Multicultural Women Survey:

Best Companies Workforce Composition 

The 2024 Best Companies for Multicultural Women employ about 2.3 million people at 30,833 work sites in every state across 18 industries: chemical, consumer products, education, financial or property and casualty insurance, financial services, health insurance, hospitality, hospitals/health care, legal, manufacturing, media, Internet, advertising, nonprofit/not-for-profit, pharmaceuticals, professional services/management consulting/accounting, retail and apparel, science/technology/engineering/aerospace/medical devices, telecommunications, and utilities. 


The Best Companies for Multicultural Women application includes 545 questions on representation; hiring, attrition, and promotion rates; recruitment, retention, and advancement programs; and company culture. Our scoring algorithm is based on the previous year’s benchmark results, which then determine the winners.   

About Seramount

Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to supporting high-performing, inclusive workplaces. Over four decades, we’ve established a strong, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount partners with over 450 of the world’s most influential companies, large and small, to offer pragmatic solutions including best practice DEI research, workplace assessment, employee learning and development, and talent sourcing. These offerings empower companies to navigate a dynamic corporate environment and to cultivate a resilient, connected workforce that achieves extraordinary outcomes.



Stefanie McNamara, Seramount, [email protected] 

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