U.S. Headquarters: Northbrook, Ill.
U.S. Employees: 32,200
Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking: No. 37
Why It’s on the List
Allstate continues to demonstrate diversity-management progress. Chairman, President and CEO Thomas J. Wilson chairs the executive diversity council, meets with resource groups, personally reviews diversity metrics and is a visible supporter of diversity and inclusion.
The company has strengthened its formal mentoring program, which includes group mentoring, on-boarding for new hires, virtual mentoring and peer mentoring. The cross-cultural program has measurable goals and is available consistently to managers across the organization. Mentors receive cultural-awareness training and relationships are evaluated every six months.
Allstate has nine resource groups, available to all employees. This includes groups based on age and veteran status, and groups for parents, American Indians and adoption. Senior executives are members of the groups, which are used for recruitment, talent development, mentoring, and cultural-awareness training and communications. The groups’ success is measured in engagement levels, membership growth and how they are used to drive business.
Allstate has a strong philanthropic commitment to underrepresented groups, including partnerships with the National Council of La Raza, the American Indian College Fund, the Organization of Chinese Americans and the National Urban League.
Chairman, President and CEO
“At Allstate, putting the customer at the center of everything we do begins with every employee knowing they are valued and heard. Inclusive diversity drives our high-performance culture and the innovative solutions necessary to meet the needs of our customers.”
Vice President, Chief Diversity and Organization Effectiveness Officer
“Inclusive Diversity is a key business strategy and competitive advantage for Allstate. We are creating a workplace where you can pursue your purpose, be your best, and have meaningful work and opportunities to grow. When we leverage our differences we provide extraordinary results for our customers, shareholders, and employees.”