U.S. Headquarters: Northbrook, Ill.
U.S. Employees: 30,895
Why It’s on the List
A longtime DiversityInc Top 50 company, Allstate continues to show strong leadership commitment, mentoring and resource groups.
Chairman, President and CEO Tom Wilson signs off on metrics linked to diversity goals and meets with resource groups. Wilson is a visible proponent of diversity’s link to business goals. He chairs the executive diversity council, which meets quarterly. Both Wilson and his direct reports are involved with several multicultural nonprofits.
Allstate has a flexible workplace, with almost half of the employees telecommuting at least part of the time.
The D&I efforts, led by Vice President and Chief Diversity & Organization Effectiveness Officer Michael Escobar, have been improving. The company has nine employee resource groups, including a group for parents. Almost 20 percent of employees participate in these resource groups. The groups are used for recruitment, on-boarding, mentoring, talent development and diversity training. They also are used as focus groups and business resources.
Allstate, and the Allstate Foundation, has a long history of community philanthropy, including scholarships for multicultural students.
Chairman, President and CEO
“Inclusive diversity is more than what we do, it is who we are. It is embedded in our work and our way of life. We depend on every Allstater to help drive our business and deliver on our promise to customers. Diversity helps us achieve these results and be a force for good.”
Vice President, Chief Diversity and Organization Effectiveness Officer
“Inclusive Diversity continues to be a core value and competitive business advantage for Allstate. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees are empowered to realize their full potential to be the best. When we leverage our differences we provide extraordinary results for our customers, shareholders and employees.”