For the first time, American Family Insurance has been named a Top 50 company for diversity by DiversityInc, ranking 48.
The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued annually since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, developing, promoting and retaining a diverse workforce. In 2019 and 2020, American Family was on the organization’s Noteworthy list.
The companies on the list were evaluated based on responses in the following areas:
- Human capital diversity metrics
- Leadership accountability
- Talent programs
- Workplace practices
- Supplier diversity
“We’re continuously strengthening and deepening our inclusive practices, and the fact that we achieved this recognition reflects that,” said Yasir Kamal, vice president of Inclusive Excellence. “Our goal is to be an employer of choice for diverse talent, and with our commitment – and action – in areas that matter to our employees, agency owners, customers and communities, I have no doubt we’ll achieve that.”
Areas of strength for American Family in 2020 included leadership accountability, workplace practices and philanthropy. Those were again strong, and the company showed improvement in other areas, which helped move it to the Top 50 list this year.
In 2021, American Family has also been recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality and made the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity list for the fourth year in a row. In addition, as part of its Free to Dream initiative, American Family pledged $105 million over the next five years to further its commitment to closing equity gaps and affecting positive change in communities.
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About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.
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