UAB ranks 4th on Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity

Updated: Apr. 27, 2021 at 9:17 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Forbes recognized UAB in the top five best employers for diversity in the entire country.

UAB ranked number 4 on the list.

We’re told it’s an achievement that didn’t happen overnight, but because of efforts from multiple dedicated employees over the years.

Dr. Paulette Patterson Dilworth, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at UAB, said UAB’s diversity efforts prepare students to live in a global marketplace and perform well, and instill values of integrity and respect.

“I think that UAB has played a very critical role in the history of the city. And I think that if we continue to build on the momentum that we have now, UAB will continue to be a beacon of light. Not just for Birmingham, but for the state of Alabama. That’s one of my hopes as well,” said Dr. Dilworth.

Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity were chosen based on an independent survey of more than 50,000 employees working for companies of at least 1,000 people in the U.S.

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