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Working Mother Magazine Selects Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey one of the “Best Companies for Multicultural Woman”

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has been named one of the 2015 “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” by Working Mother magazine. This honor recognizes Horizon BCBSNJ as one of the 25 U.S. corporations that create and use best practices to ensure that women of color advance and excel in the workplace. Entering this award competition for the first time in 2015, Horizon BCBSNJ was ranked # 4 on the top 25 list.“Recruiting, retaining and advancing women of all backgrounds are keys to Horizon’s ability to serve our members with excellence in New Jersey’s culturally diverse communities,” said Alison Banks-Moore, Chief Diversity Officer, Horizon BCBSNJ. “Horizon is pleased and inspired to be honored as a Best Company for Multicultural Women.”The Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women requires candidates to have at least 500 employees. The application includes more than 200 questions on representation; hiring, attrition and promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement programs; and company culture. The Working Mother Research Institute created a scoring algorithm based on the previous year’s benchmark results to determine the winners.“The Best Companies for Multicultural Women know that diversity at all ranks of an organization is a business imperative, and they’re doing the hard work—fostering pipelines of talent nurturing careers of people of color and providing access to advancement programs—to ensure that all employees know they are valued,” said Subha V. Barry, VP, General Manager, Working Mother Media. About Horizon BCBSNJ’s Diversity ProgramsHorizon BCBSNJ has instituted many programs aimed at promoting diversity within the company including: paid minority internships and manager development programs, as well as a Diversity Council and minority leadership programs. To learn more about Horizon BCBSNJ and its diversity efforts, visit: www.HorizonBlue.com/diversityAbout Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New JerseyHorizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer is a tax-paying, not-for-profit health service corporation, providing a wide array of medical, dental, and prescription insurance products and services. Horizon BCBSNJ is leading the transformation of health care in New Jersey by working with doctors and hospitals to deliver innovative, patient-centered programs that reward the quality, not quantity, of care patients receive. Learn more at www.HorizonBlue.com. Horizon BCBSNJ is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association serving more than 3.8 million members.About Working MotherWorking Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com) and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.