AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Prestigious "Top Supporters" list selected with input from the deans of the nation's 14 Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Chrysler Group remains committed to developing and nurturing its diverse technical leaders in the STEM disciplines
- Company notes most recent outstanding professional accomplishments of diverse employee engineering leaders
Chrysler Group LLC has been named a top supporter of engineering programs at the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the third consecutive year, according to U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine.
In making its final selection, USBE&IT considered input from the deans of the nation's 14 accredited HBCUs and from members of the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities' Interest in Engineering. Each year, the magazine selects ten corporate and ten government or non-profit organizations that provide the most support to HBCUs. The "Top Supporter" list has been in existence for ten years.
"On behalf of Chrysler Group, we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a great source of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent," said Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Director – Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Chrysler Group LLC. "Identifying and recruiting diverse talent with world-class skills is imperative to our Company's continued success."
Chrysler Group also remains committed to developing and nurturing its diverse technical leaders in the STEM disciplines.
In February, USBE&IT awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Visionary Award to Chrysler Group's Larry Williams, Director - Interior Engineering. The BEYA Conference honors outstanding leaders in the STEM fields and provides excellent opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting. Williams was the latest in a long list of BEYA-winning engineers at Chrysler Group.
In October 2012, USBE&IT recognized Chrysler Group's Olabisi Boyle, Director - Engineering Planning with the 2012 Women of Color Leadership Award, recognizing her extraordinary accomplishments in leading and managing in the STEM disciplines. Boyle was previously recognized as a Women of Color "Technology Rising Star" and is a past recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award.
"We are consistently finding many organizations that are doing their fair share in building the STEM pipeline," said Tyrone Taborn, editor in chief of USBE&IT magazine. "Black students and professionals want to know what these organizations are doing for their colleges because they want to work for employers that are committed to their community."
About Chrysler Group's leadership commitment to diversity, inclusion and diverse talent development
In 2012, the Detroit Free Press named Chrysler Group as one of the best places to work in the state of Michigan. In 2011 and 2012, the editors of DiversityInc magazine named Chrysler Group to the magazine's list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity." This coveted annual benchmark is comprised of companies the magazine's editors believe are diversity-management leaders.
In addition, Chrysler Group has been named one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" by Working Mother magazine 13 times, and has been recognized six times by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the country's leading corporations supporting diversity and inclusion of LGBT employees.
Over the years, a long line of Chrysler Group employees have received important professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, HENAAC Great Minds in STEM and others, reflecting the Company's strong commitment to attracting and developing a diverse, talented workforce.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, all-new Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC