INDIANAPOLIS, IN— Eli Lilly and Company has been given the Epsilon “Star of Highest Magnitude” Award and has been named the best company for blacks in technology by the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) and WorkplaceDiversity.com. The Epsilon Award is given annually to the top company in the nation that promotes a workplace and environment that supports the advancement of African-Americans in the information technology industry.
“We are thrilled and honored to have received this award,” said Michael Heim, senior vice president of information technology and chief information officer, at Lilly. “This award is proof that Lilly has made, and will continue to make, choices that support our dedication to diversity and ultimately offer better solutions for our employees and patients.”
Lilly received the Epsilon Award at the BDPA’s annual national conference which was held this month in Raleigh, North Carolina. The first pharmaceutical company to win top honors, this was the fourth consecutive year Lilly was listed as one of the top companies for blacks in technology.
According to the BDPA, a company must attract and recruit the most talented employees, clients and customers as well as realize positive financial results to be considered for this award. Eligible companies also submit a survey related to workforce and supplier diversity within the organization.
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