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Carnival Corporation Named One of the Best Employers for Women in the US by Forbes

Carnival Corporation Named One of the Best Employers for Women in the US by Forbes

Carnival Corp. has been honored for the second year on Forbes’ list of US companies empowering women in the workforce.

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The world’s largest cruise company was again named one of America’s Best Employers for Women for 2023 by Forbes, a leading source of business news worldwide.

The prestigious annual list recognizes the top employers in the United States for their success in cultivating a culture that empowers women in the workplace.

Of the top 400 companies included on the list across 24 major industries, Carnival Corporation was the only cruise company (and one of only ten companies in the Travel & Leisure space) recognized for its efforts to prioritize a diverse and inclusive workplace.

The company ranked #297 overall on the annual list.

Forbes’ list of Best Employers for Women in the US was chosen by the workforce

Presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, the listing of the Best Employers for Women was determined through an independent survey of approximately 60,000 US employees—including more than 40,000 women—working for companies employing at least 1000 people.

Survey respondents anonymously rated their workplaces on topics including parental leave, family support, flexibility, pay equity, and representation and career. Women were also given the chance to evaluate other employers in their respective industries with regard to diversity.

Based on these direct and indirect employee recommendations, and an evaluation of women in executive management or board positions, Forbes recognized only the top 400 companies out of thousands of organizations.

“At Carnival Corporation, we care deeply for our team members who reflect the diversity of the 700 ports and destinations we visit around the world and strive to always cultivate an atmosphere of openness, respect and trust where people from all walks of life can be supported and successful,” said Bettina Deynes, global chief HR officer for Carnival Corporation.

“This recognition from Forbes underscores our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for our dedicated and passionate team members who are at the heart of our success,” Deynes continued in a press release.

Carnival Corporation’s inclusion on the list of Best Employers for Women is the latest in a string of honors

The company’s recognition as one of America’s Best Employers for Women builds on a series of other distinguished honors Carnival Corporation has earned for its companywide operations and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

Earlier this year, Carnival Corporation was named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes and one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek.

In 2022, the company was named to the Forbes listings of the World’s Best Employers and the Best Employers for Diversity, in addition to being named as one of the Best Companies for Latinos by Latino Leaders magazine.

Carnival Corporation also earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation‘s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, designating the company as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality for the sixth consecutive year.

In the press release, Carnival stated that “diversity, equity, and inclusion” have long been priorities, and the company has “intentionally engineered opportunities for hiring, growth, and advancement for all types of individuals. The company champions all forms of diversity, including gender, ethnicity, background, upbringing, education, geographic origin and experience.”

Carnival Corporation is the largest global cruise company—and among the largest leisure travel companies—with a portfolio of cruise lines including AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.

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Are you surprised that Forbes named Carnival Corporation on their list of the top companies for women in the US? Does the company’s inclusion on the list impact your brand choice for your next cruise? I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments!

Carrie Ann