Our Pledge for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
At American Family Insurance, diversity, equity and inclusion are imperative to our mission of inspiring, protecting and restoring dreams.
Our customers, employees and communities can pursue what matters most in life when opportunities are equitable, diverse voices are heard, and individuals are valued for their unique backgrounds and perspectives.
We recognize the structural barriers in our society that keep people from achieving their dreams, and we’re driven to doing our part to break down these barriers. American Family is committed to tackling systemic problems that impede equity – because it’s good for our communities and good for business. We believe everyone deserves the freedom to dream fearlessly.
At American Family Insurance, diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to our mission of inspiring, protecting and restoring dreams. When we advocate for equitable opportunities and remove barriers for our customers, employees, agency owners and communities, we create a safe space for every individual to create a better tomorrow and dream fearlessly. With our unwavering commitment to inclusive excellence, we’re proud to share the progress made in 2020 with our very first publication of the Inclusive Excellence Annual Report — illustrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey navigating a pivotal and challenging time in modern history and the work we’re doing to empower and support individuals and communities that will change the world.
Bill Westrate, CEO
CEO Action Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion
The Hispanic Promise
Jack Salzwedel, Executive Chair
Cultivating a Diverse Workforce
Development & Advancement
Cesar Pinzon, Inclusive Excellence VP
Creating an Inclusive Culture
Business Resource Groups
Inclusive Leadership & Advocacy
Inclusion Index & Maturity Model
Business Resource Groups at American Family
American Family’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are voluntary, employee-led groups based on shared characteristics, life experiences, interests or backgrounds. BRGs are vital to building an inclusive culture – providing a sense of community and offering opportunities for professional development and cultural awareness.
Our immersive cultural heritage celebrations provide learning opportunities that support employees in raising awareness, commemorating progress and uplifting the contributions of historically-marginalized groups.
American Family’s core groups include:
- Black/African American
Community and Social Impact
Charitable & Business Equity
Partnerships for Change
We’re empowering the next generation through an experiential exhibit that brings the 1963 march on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to virtual reality.