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Best Places to Work 2014

Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing

This year, an historic 304 major businesses – spanning nearly ever industry and geography – scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”

These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace, further demonstrating corporate America’s commitment to LGBT workers.

Check out the full list of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" below.

Advertising and Marketing 

Digitas Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc.  
Leo Burnett Company Inc. 
MSLGGROUP Americas  
Publicis Healthcare Communications  
Publicis Inc.
Starcom MediaVest Group 
Zenith Optimedia 

Aerospace and Defense

Boeing Co.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Raytheon Co.


AMR Corp. (American Airlines) 
United Continental Holdings Inc.

Apparel, Fashion, Textiles, Dept. Stores 

Levi Strauss & Co.
Nike Inc.


Chrysler Group LLC 
Ford Motor Co.  
General Motors Co.  
Nissan North America Inc. 
Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.  
Volkswagen Group of America Inc.

Banking and Financial Services 

American Express Co.
Ameriprise Financial Inc.
Bank of America Corp.
Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
BMO Bankcorp Inc.
BNP Paribas
Capital One Financial Corp.
Charles Schwab Corp.
Citigroup Inc.
Credit Suisse USA Inc.
Depository Trust & Clearing Corp. | The 
Deutsche Bank
Discover Financial Services. 
Eastern Bank Corp. 
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac)
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
HSBC - North America
Huntington Bancshares Inc. 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
MasterCard Inc.
Moody's Corp.
Morgan Stanley
Northern Trust Corp.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. | The
RBC Capital Markets LLC 
RBC Wealth Management 
SunTrust Banks Inc.
TD Bank, N.A. 
Toyota Financial Services
U.S. Bancorp
Union Bank
Wells Fargo & Co.

Chemicals and Biotechnology 

BASF Corp. 
Dow Chemical Co.
E I. duPont de Nemours and Co. (Dupont)
Ecolab Inc. 
Genentech Inc. 
Monsanto Co. 

Computer and Data Services 

Automatic Data Processing Inc. 
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.
EMC Corp.
Hewlett-Packard Co.
Tech Data Corp.

Computer Hardware and Office Equipment 

Apple Inc.
Dell Inc.
Lexmark International Inc.
Xerox Corp.

Computer Software 

CA Inc. 
Electronic Arts Inc
Intuit Inc.
Microsoft Corp
Oracle Corp Inc
SAP America Inc. 
Symantec Corp.

Consulting and Business Services 

A.T. Kearney Inc. 
Accenture Ltd. 
Aon Corp. 
Bain & Co. Inc./ Bridgespan Group
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. 
Boston Consulting Group 
Deloitte LLP 
Ernst & Young LLP
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.
McKinsey & Co. Inc.
Navigant Consulting Inc. 
Nielsen Co., The 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 
Thompson Reuters 

Energy and Utilities 

Exelon Corp.
PG&E Corp. 
Portland General Electric Co. 
Sempra Energy
Southern California Edison Co. 

Entertainment and Electronic Media 

AMC Entertainment Inc. 
Sirius XM Radio Inc. 
Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. 
Time Warner Inc. 
Viacom Inc. 
Walt Disney Co.

Food, Beverages and Groceries 

Brown-Forman Corp. 
Campbell Soup Co. 
Cargill Inc. 
Coca-Cola Co. 
Darden Restaurants Inc. 
Delhaize America Inc. 
Diageo North America 
E&J Gallo Winery 
General Mills Inc. 
Kellogg Co. 
Kraft Foods Inc. 
Land O'Lakes Inc.
MillerCoors LLC 
PepsiCo Inc.  Safeway Inc.
Sodexo Inc. 


Aetna Inc. 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota 
Cardinal Health Inc. 
Carefusion Corp. 
Group Health Cooperative 
Group Healthe Permanente 
Humana Inc. | Louisville, KY
Kaiser Permanente 
McKesson Corp. 
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 

High-Tech/Photo/Science Equip. 

Cisco Systems Inc. 
Eastman Kodak Co. 
Medtronic Inc. 
Nokia Corp

Home Furnishing 

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams 

Hotels, Resorts and Casinos 

Caesars Entertainment Corp. 
Choice Hotels International Inc. 
Hilton Worldwide Inc.
Hyatt Hotels Corp
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group Inc. 
Marriot International Inc. 
MGM Resorts International 
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide 
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp. 
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 


AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Insurance Exchange 
AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc. 
Chubb Corp. 
CIGNA Corp. 
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc., The 
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc.
ING North America Insurance Corp. 
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. 
MetLife Inc. 
Progressive Corp., The
Prudential Financial Inc.
Sun Life Financial Inc. (U.S.) 
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund 


eBay Inc. 
Groupon Inc. 

Internet Services and Retailing 

Google Inc. 
Yahoo! Inc. 

Law Firms 

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP 
Alston & Bird LLP 
Arent Fox LLP 
Arnold & Porter LLP 
Baker & McKenzie LLP 
Bingham McCutchen LLP 
Brown Rudnick LLP 
Bryan Cave LLP 
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP 
Carlton Fields PA 
Chapman and Cutler LLP 
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP
Clifford Chance US LLP 
Covington & Burling LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP 
Davis Rice Tremaine LLP 
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP 
Dechert LLP
Dentons US LLP
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Dickstein Shapiro LLP 
DLA Piper 
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Dykema Gossett PLLC 
Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP 
Faegre & Benson LLP
Fenwick & West LLP 
Fish & Richardson PC
Foley & Lardner LLP 
Foley Hoag LLP 
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 
Goodwin Procter LLP
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP 
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Hunton & Williams LLP 
Jenner & Block LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
King & Spalding LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP 
Littler Mendelson PC
Mayer Brown LLP 
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo PC 
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP 
Morrison & Foerster LLP 
Nixon Peabody LLP 
O'Melveny & Myers LLP 
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP 
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Paul Hastings LLP 
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 
Perkins Coie LLP 
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Reed Smith LLP 
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP 
Schiff Hardin LLP 
Sedgwick LLP 
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP 
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP 
Sidley Austin LLP
Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Squire Sanders 
Stoel Rives LLP 
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Thompson Coburn LLP 
Thompson Hine LLP 
Troutman Sanders LLP
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP 
Weil, Gotschal & Manges LLP
White & Case LLP  
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP 
Winston & Strawn LLP 


Corning Inc. 
Cummins Inc. 
Danaher Corp. General Electric Co. 
Herman Miller Inc. 
Owens Corning 
Rockwell Automation Inc. 
United Technologies Corp.
Whirlpool Corp.

Mining and Metals 

Alcoa Inc. 


Sony Electronics Inc.

Oil and Gas 

Chevron Corp. 


Biogen Idec Inc. 
Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 
Eli Lilly & Co. 
GlaxoSmithKline LLC | Research
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc. 
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. 
Pfizer Inc. 

Publishing and Printing

Pearson Inc. 

Real Estate, Commercial

CBRE, Inc.

Retail and Consumer Products 

3M Co. 
A|X Armani Exchange 
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 
American Eagle Outfitters Inc. 
Avon Products Inc. 
Barnes & Noble Inc. 
Best Buy Co. Inc. 
Clorox Co. 
GameStop Corp. 
Gap Inc. 
Limited Brands Inc. 
Nordstrom Inc.
Office Depot Inc. 
Procter & Gamble Co. 
Replacements, Ltd. 
Sears Holdings Corp.
Staples Inc. 
Target Corp.
Walgreen Co. 


AT&T Inc. 
Comcast Corp. 
Sprint Nextel Corp. 
Time Warner Cable Inc. 
T-Mobile USA Inc. 
Verizon Communications Inc. 

Transportation and Travel

Orbitz Worldwide Inc.



Learn more about the companies ranked in this year's Corporate Equality Index at

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