Perspectives: Multicultural Women Rise in the Workplace

Featuring Sukhi Sahni

Capital One was recently named among the 2020 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine – an honor recognizing U.S. companies that create and put into practice Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging values that support hiring, retaining, and promoting multicultural women.

One of Capital One’s many multicultural leaders, Sukhi Sahni, head of Corporate Communications for our U.S. Card Division, recently sat down to talk about her journey as a multicultural woman rising in the workplace. 

Sukhi’s top advice to her younger self? 

“Never sell yourself short. Your background, your ethnicity, your experiences are your own and that is what differentiates you from everyone else. Always have faith in yourself, because if you don't, no one else will. You don't have to be perfect in everything you do but don't let your imperfections shadow your true self.”

Working Mother Research Institute Methodology 

The Application

The 2020 Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women application includes more than 250 questions on representation; hiring, attrition and promotion rates; recruitment, retention and advancement programs; and company culture.

Participation in the survey has almost doubled in the past two years, and organizations on the list are showing progress, especially in top positions. The Working Mother Research Institute has conducted the initiative since 2003, tracking corporations’ progress in creating cultures that encourage multicultural women to join and rise through the ranks. 

The Scoring

The Working Mother Research Institute creates a scoring algorithm based on the previous year’s benchmark results, which then determines the winners. Company profiles are culled from the survey applications and reflect 2019 data.

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