U.S. Headquarters: Hartford, Conn.
Global Employees: 48,600
Why It’s on the List
A longtime presence on this list, Aetna continues to demonstrate strong CEO commitment, philanthropy and initiatives to create an inclusive workplace.
It definitely starts with Chairman, CEO and President Mark T. Bertolini. He sits on the board of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and has been an executive sponsor of both Aetna’s LGBT and women’s employee resource groups.
Bertolini also signs off on executive compensation tied to diversity goals and frequently communicates the business benefits of diversity internally and externally. In addition, he meets with employee resource groups quarterly.
Aetna’s mentoring program has become a mainstay of its talent-development efforts, with 75 percent of managers participating. Mentoring initiatives include group mentoring, programs for on-boarding new hires, and virtual and peer mentoring.
The company has 15 employee resource groups and requires them to have formal charters. Groups include those for employees with disabilities, veterans, a religious faith and several generations. Aetna also has groups for teleworkers, caregivers and working families.
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Chairman, CEO and President
“At Aetna, diversity is part of how we do business in order to meet the needs of an increasingly global marketplace. By encouraging and promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we are exposed to different cultures, opinions and ideas that help us to create innovative products and services that connect us to the customers we serve.”
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
“With the shift to consumerism in healthcare, it has never been more important for us to attract and retain talent that reflects the diversity of the American consumer. As our company continues to grow, we are taking strategic steps to maintain an inclusive work environment where all ideas, styles, perspectives and experiences are leveraged for business results and success in the marketplace.”