New Corporate Equality Index Report: Tech Companies Continue to Lead LGBTQ Workplace Equality

This week was a historic election that proved times are changing for the good in the government. It was a huge win for LGBTQ, Women, Latinas and Asian-American communities. Below is a list of those elected and won per Richmond Times.

  • The state’s first openly lesbian candidate, Democrat Dawn Adams, who won a surprise (and narrow) victory in Richmond’s West End over Republican Del. Manoli Loupassi;
  • The state’s first Latina delegates, Elizabeth Guzman and Hala Ayala, both from Prince William County, who defeated Republican incumbents Scott Lingamfelter and Rich Anderson;
  • The state’s first female Asian-American delegate, Kathy Tran, a Fairfax County Democrat who won an open seat over Republican Lolita Mancheno-Smoak; and
  • The state’s first Democratic socialist Delegate, Lee Carter, who unseated House Majority Whip Del. Jackson H. Miller of Manassas even after state Democrats pulled their support for his candidacy.

What an exciting time for those elected! As a Latina that works in tech this week’s election gives me hope that one day there will be equality for all.

Guess what? The great news doesn’t stop there for the LGBTQ, Women, Latinas and Asian-American communities this week. According to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) issued yesterday by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation the nation’s computer tech companies continue to lead on LGBTQ workplace equality.

Per the report, 609 businesses nationwide earned 100-point scores in the CEI, and 48 of these companies are in the internet services and retailing, computer hardware, software and data services areas of the tech sector. An additional 17 companies earned a score of between 80 and 95.

Box Inc., Cloudera Inc., GODADDY Inc., Indeed Inc., Lyft Inc., Medallia Inc., New Relic Inc., Nuance Communications, Rackspace, SYNNEX Corp., Workday Inc. are debuting on the CEI.

The results of this year’s CEI report shows how hundreds of U.S. based multinational companies are promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S.

The CEI rates companies and top law firms on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories:

  1. Non-discrimination policies
  2. Employment benefits
  3. Demonstrated organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion
  4. Public commitment to LGBTQ equality
  5. Responsible citizenship

The full report is available online at Below is a short list of companies that are implementing processes for equality within the work place but there are several more not listed.

Employer Name City State Score
Acer America Corp. San Jose CA 25
Adobe Systems Inc. San Jose CA 100
ADP Roseland NJ 100
Airbnb Inc. San Francisco CA 100
Akamai Technologies Inc. Cambridge MA 100
Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions Inc. Chicago IL 40 Inc. Seattle WA 100
AOL New York NY 85
Apple Inc. Cupertino CA 100
Arrow Electronics Centennial CO 80
Autodesk Inc. San Rafael CA 100
Avaya Inc. Santa Clara CA 70
Avnet Inc. Phoenix AZ 80
BMC Software Inc. Houston TX 70
Box Inc. Redwood City CA 80
CA Technologies Inc. New York NY 100
CDW Corp. Lincolnshire IL 100
Citrix Systems Inc. Fort Lauderdale FL 100
Cloudera Inc. Palo Alto CA 100
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) Falls Church VA 75
Dell Inc. Round Rock TX 100
Dropbox Inc. San Francisco CA 100
eBay Inc. San Jose CA 100
Electronic Arts Inc. Redwood City CA 100
EMC Corp. Hopkinton MA 100
Eventbrite Inc. San Francisco CA 85
Expedia Inc. Bellevue WA 100
Facebook Inc. Menlo Park CA 100
FactSet Research Systems Inc. Norwalk CT 100
GODADDY Inc. Scottsdale AZ 90
Google Inc. Mountain View CA 100
Groupon Inc. Chicago IL 100
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. Palo Alto CA 100
Hortonworks Inc. Santa Clara CA 65
HP Inc. Palo Alto CA 100
IAC/InterActiveCorp. New York NY 100
Indeed Inc. Austin TX 100
Ingram Micro Irvine CA 85
Insight Enterprises Inc. Tempe AZ 75
Instacart Inc. San Francisco CA 95
Intuit Inc. Mountain View CA 100
LexisNexis Group New York NY 95
Lexmark International Inc. Lexington KY 100
LinkedIn Sunnyvale CA 100
Lyft Inc. San Francisco CA 100
Medallia Inc. San Mateo CA 100
Microsoft Corp. Redmond WA 100
NCR Corp. Duluth GA 100
NetApp Inc. Sunnyvale CA 95
New Relic Inc. San Francisco CA 95
Nuance Communications Burlington MA 80
Oracle Corp. Redwood City CA 100
PayPal Holdings Inc. San Jose CA 100
Pitney Bowes Inc. Stamford CT 70 LLC Norwalk CT 90
Rackspace San Antonio TX 100
Salesforce San Francisco CA 100
SAP America Inc. Newtown Square PA 100
Seagate Technology LLC Scotts Valley CA 25
Software AG USA Inc. Reston VA 60
Software House International Somerset NJ 10
SRA International Inc. Fairfax VA 80
Symantec Corp. Mountain View CA 100
SYNNEX Corp. Fremont CA 80
Tech Data Corp. Clearwater FL 100
TripAdvisor Inc. Needham MA 90
Twitter Inc. San Francisco CA 100
Uber Technologies Inc. San Francisco CA 100
Ultimate Software Group Inc., The Weston FL 100
Unisys Corp. Blue Bell PA 30
Veritas Technologies LLC Mountain View CA 90
VMware Inc. Palo Alto CA 100
WeddingWire Inc. Chevy Chase MD 100
Workday Inc. Pleasanton CA 100
Xerox Corp. Norwalk CT 100
Yelp Inc. San Francisco CA 100


Source: CEI, CNN, Richmond Times