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Delta CEO Ed Bastian has been ranked among the best large companies leaders for women and diversity by career website Comparably, in addition to the company's executive team being named among "Best Leadership Teams."

Bastian ranked in the top 10 "Best CEOs for Women," and was the only leader of an airline to make the list. Delta's executive leadership team also was ranked No. 10 out of 50 companies listed.

The site also named Bastian among the top 50 "Best CEOs for Diversity." The site ranks leaders based on direct feedback from company employees.

"Delta's culture of caring for our customers begins with its leaders caring for our people," said Joanne Smith, E.V.P. and Chief People Officer. "We're honored to be recognized directly by Delta employees for our continuous work in creating a welcoming, inclusive work environment for all."

Comparably's awards were derived from ratings provided by employees who anonymously rated employers from June 7, 2018, through June 7, 2019. No fees or costs are associated with participating, nor were nominations required.

"Delta's multiple Comparably Awards are a direct reflection of employee sentiment ratings for the company's exceptional servant leadership," said Comparably CEO Jason Nazar. "Ed Bastian is a visionary CEO that has led Delta to the top of the airline industry in profitability and innovation while fostering a diverse, inclusive, and positive workplace for all employees."

Comparably is a leading workplace culture and compensation site with a mission to make work more transparent and rewarding. Employees can access the platform's salary comparison tool, rate their companies and CEOs, and see what workplaces are really like through the lens of comprehensive and structured data based on gender, ethnicity, age, experience, department, location, education, and company size.

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