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AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAM

Our purpose and mission is to engage community, customers and employees to foster an inclusive mindset that extends to our diverse supplier community. We want to inspire diverse suppliers to pursue their dreams with confidence while forming strategic partnerships within the American Family Enterprise.

Our goal for 2022 is to increase our Supplier Diversity spend by 10%. To help us reach our goal, please click HERE to register as a diverse supplier.

Contact


Supplier Diversity Manager
Anisha Jackson
ajackson@amfam.com

OUR PARTNERS

American Family is committed to partnering with the following organizations:

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American Family Insurance will provide the following opportunities within our program:

  • Executive Mentorship Program
  • Scholarships and Business development opportunities
  • Supplier Networking Events
  • Training & Workshops
  • Invest in community with Capital Investment Funding

2022 EVENTS:

  • NCMSDC Financial Consortium – TBD
  • WBDC Shirley Marx Pitch Showcase – May
  • WBENC National Conference – June
  • NGLCC International Business and Leadership Conference – August
  • WBDC Annual Conference – September
  • NCMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange – September
  • NMSDC National Conference – October
  • WBDC Insurance Industry Event – November
  • NBIC Best of the Best – November

Check back for additional events throughout the year.

At its core, the idea of the “American Dream” is the opportunity to pursue a better, more fulfilling life – regardless of race, sexual identity or gender – according to our own unique talents and ambition. We consider this ability to pursue a dream a human right.

That’s why, at American Family Insurance, our mission is to inspire, protect and restore dreams. And this mission includes creating opportunity, social equity, financial mobility and hope within our communities.

Our inclusive approach requires strong partnerships with other businesses, too. We believe it’s important to inspire our diverse-supplier community to pursue their dreams because it’s good for our customers, good for our communities – and good for our business.

We’re ready to partner with more diverse suppliers that share these same ideals and want to join us in this work.

—Bill Westrate, Chief Executive Officer and Enterprise President

Tier II REPORTING

Please click HERE to report your Tier II spend. If you have any questions on how to login or navigate the site, please contact support@supplier.io.

NEWS, EVENTS AND INFORMATION

  1. All small and/or diverse business owners and suppliers are invited to our free three-part series on cybersecurity. IT Security & Risk Manager Andy Fiumefreddo, Nia Mack IT Security & Risk Analyst III and guest industry professionals will share practical information and advice to better manage risk and maximize your company’s investment in cybersecurity — register here for the remaining sessions on April 27th and July 27th.

  2. Supplier Diversity Manager Anisha Jackson was named North Central Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NCMSD) 2021 Advocate of the Year for her efforts to promote long-term success for minority businesses. Watch this video to learn more.

  3. Supplier Diversity Manager Anisha Jackson was named North Central Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NCMSD) 2021 Advocate of the Year for her efforts to promote long-term success for minority businesses. Watch this video to learn more.

  4. American Family Insurance is honored to be recognized as a Top Supplier Diversity Program in a recent DiversityComm survey. To us, receiving the Best of the Best award not only attests to our commitment to supplier diversity and inclusion, but emboldens us to continue setting an example in the industry and championing for change. Learn more about the Best of the Best award.    

    Best of the Best 2021
  5. American Family was named a Top 50 company for diversity by DiversityInc in 2021. Learn more about the DiversityInc Top 50 list and how we came in at 48.  

  6. To help connect businesses and corporations owned by diverse individuals throughout the Midwest, the American Family Enterprise partnered with the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC). Together, we’re providing business development services that enhance relationships and maximize business opportunities.

  7. The American Family enterprise and NCMSDC sponsored an event on cybersecurity preparedness with a goal to accelerate contracting readiness for the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and educate diverse suppliers in IT cybersecurity preparedness. 

  8. American Family is a corporate sponsor of the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program, a year-long program designed to support the next generation of certified minority entrepreneurs. Our current sponsor and future leader in business, Lacie Pierre, is championing the way as we help her and her family achieve their dream of strengthening their business’ legacy. 

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  9. American Family joined the Financial Services Roundtable for Supplier Diversity (FSRSD), with a primary goal of advancing the inclusion of diverse-owned firms to the financial services and insurance industry. We are recognized in the 2020 FSRSD annual review, which notes our efforts to provide COVID-19 relief services; incorporate diversity, inclusion and social impact as core elements of our business strategy; and facilitate an enhanced focus on culture, inclusive conversations and community support within our corporation.

  10. American Family joined the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) to support more Certified Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses. The partnership enhances outreach to secure these diverse suppliers in procurement opportunities. 

  11. In February, Supplier Diversity Manager Anisha Jackson joined the NGLCC Communities of Color Initiative (CoCI) as a panelist on their virtual Black History Month webinar on Empowering Black LGBT Entrepreneurship: Wellness, Financial, & Affiliations. Listen to The Recording Here >