Allstate Named One of the 2018 “Top 70 Companies for Executive Women”
NORTHBROOK, IL, March 7, 2018 – Allstate has been named one of the 2018 National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) Top Companies for Executive Women, a recognition of American corporations where women have significant clout to make the decisions that affect their company’s future and its bottom line. Allstate is a member of NAFE’s Hall of Fame and has been recognized by the organization for its commitment to the advancement of women in the workplace. The NAFE Top 70 Companies are featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother. The full report on this year’s winners is listed here.
“Allstate embraces inclusive diversity and has made it central to our culture and the way we do business,” said Christy Harris, Allstate’s vice president, human resources, benefits, inclusive diversity and talent acquisition. “At year-end 2017, 56 percent of employees and 45 percent of managers at Allstate were women. We are committed to creating an environment where people from different backgrounds are provided every opportunity to succeed, and that includes fostering the talent of women in our workplace.”
In 2016, Allstate’s Enterprise Diversity Leadership Council (EDLC) established inclusive diversity commitments in every business unit to improve diversity in its talent recruiting efforts and on its leadership teams, which includes the development and recruitment of women. Additionally, Allstate offers female employees the chance to join the Power of 5, a sponsorship program designed specifically to pair women with leaders throughout the organization to help enhance their skills and careers.
As part of its broader inclusive diversity efforts, Allstate leverages 11 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Agency Owner Advisory Groups to ensure all employees, regardless of background, are encouraged and perform at their highest levels. Allstate also supports the inclusion of diverse suppliers through its Supplier Diversity Program. Established in 2003, the program has contributed to increased procurement of goods and services with diverse suppliers.
For more information on inclusive diversity at Allstate, visit https://www.allstate.com/diversity.aspx.
About the Methodology
The 2018 NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on female representation at all levels, especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss ranks. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Other growth platforms include predictive analytics company Arity and consumer-product protection plan company SquareTrade. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2016, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $42 million to support local communities.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com provides up-to-date information, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by the Bonnier Corporation.
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