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Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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We want a culture that values everyone’s contributions and perspectives

Our goal is to foster a workplace that is caring, diverse, and inclusive. We want Allianz Life Insurance of North America (Allianz) to be a place where employees can bring their authentic selves to work every day, and we want our workforce to reflect our community. It is a daily effort.

We know that having employees who have different life experiences helps us innovate, grow, and succeed in our mission – we secure your future. This is about more than better business outcomes. We believe we have a responsibility to help make our society more equitable.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion touches all that we do – both within Allianz and in our greater community. All people at Allianz are part of this commitment, starting with our leaders.

Hear from our president and chief executive officer

“Our values of integrity, caring, excellence, and respect make supporting equity in our communities and increasing diversity in our business a natural extension of who we are at Allianz. We have been working intentionally toward these goals for a long time and will continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Jasmine Jirele
President and CEO

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How we’re doing the work at Allianz

This commitment has to begin within our own walls. We want diversity, equity, and inclusion to be business as usual here at Allianz. It is a critical way we live out our company values.

We have developed a number of groups to help drive equity and inclusion at our company. We have seven employee resource and inclusion groups and a DEI Council of employees.

DEI Council

The DEI Council is a cross-organizational group of employees responsible for creating strategic accountability for results, providing governance and oversight on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and promoting company-wide communications on progress.

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True Connections Sponsorship Program

True Connections Sponsorship Program for diverse talent is an example of our commitment to accelerating the pipeline of extraordinary employees at Allianz. It includes a collaborative connection between participants to further professional development and elevate the sponsored into their next career move.

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McKinsey Leadership Academy for Diverse Talent

The McKinsey Leadership Academy for Diverse Talent is a program dedicated to helping accelerate the progression of Black, Asian, and Latinx leaders. As part of this partnership, Allianz selected several employees to be a part of a six-month management accelerator program with the goal of growing into senior leadership roles.

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Allianz Employee Resource and Inclusion Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Inclusion Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that foster an inclusive workplace aligned with the mission, values, and objectives of the business. These groups help develop future leaders and increase employee engagement. They also boost understanding of key issues affecting our diverse community, as well as help to expand marketplace reach. These groups are funded by the organization and are responsible for delivering on performance goals set by the ERG leadership.

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Allianz NEO (Networking – Engagement – Opportunities) is focused on fostering an inclusive company culture where people can develop and succeed irrespective of their gender identity.

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BELONG

Black Employee Leadership & Opportunity Networking Group (BELONG) is an inclusive community that supports the professional development, recruitment, retention, and community involvement of Black employees at Allianz.

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Allianz Pride

Allianz Pride works to support the Allianz LGBTQ+ community and its causes through inclusion, ally engagement, education, community involvement, and outreach.

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The Green Team

The Green Team works to support sustainability efforts at Allianz and encourages employees to learn more about green initiatives both in the workplace and at home.

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Operation Serve

Operation SERVE seeks to positively influence the culture at Allianz through service, relationship building, and communication by leveraging veterans and interested employees in support of veterans groups, active service members, and their families.

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Beyond

Beyond is an inclusive community that is focused on removing barriers, stigmas, and taboos, and fostering an environment where people with disabilities feel they can succeed.

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ASCENT

ASCENT (Asians Supporting, Collaborating, Educating, and Networking Together) provides resources, promotes engagement among Asian employees, and asserts influence in Asian communities through community involvement and education.

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Adelante!

Adelante! exists to create awareness and educate Allianz employees at all levels on the diversity of the Latino/Hispanic culture. It promotes an inclusive forum for Latino/Hispanic employees and allies to connect and share perspectives, work to attract and retain Latino/Hispanic talent, and offer networking and development opportunities as well as support of our local communities.

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EDDGE

EDDGE (Empowering Diversity in Distribution through Growth and Education) exists to attract qualified candidates to Distribution, welcome them to a workplace of belonging, and offer pathways for growth, advancement, and inclusive innovation.

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We’re proud that our caring and inclusive culture has been recognized with the following awards and designations

  • FORTUNE 75 Best Large Workplaces for Women
  • Seramount’s 100 Best Companies for Working Dads
  • Seramount’s 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers
  • Human Rights Campaign Top Companies for LGBTQ Equality
  • Yellow Ribbon Company designation for our support of service members and military families
  • Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies
  • 2021 People Companies that Care
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How we’re supporting a more equitable community

We want our community to be a better place for all who live here. We’re engaged in a number of initiatives to help support diverse businesses, expand economic opportunities, and improve racial equity in Minnesota and beyond.

Supplier diversity

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace extends to the goods, services, and commodities we source, and the contingency staffing and consultants we partner with. Our collaboration with underutilized businesses through our supplier diversity efforts helps promote opportunity within our supply chain.

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CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

We are a proud signatory of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. As part of this commitment, we pledge to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion.

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Minnesota Business Coalition for Racial Equity

MBCRE includes more than 120 CEOs and executives from some of Minnesota’s largest employers who are working toward building economic opportunity in the state, advancing racial equity, and maintaining a high quality of life for all Minnesotans.

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Forge North

We are a part of the Forge North Enterprise Pledge, a commitment to launch initiatives and actions in 2022 that can help accelerate startup companies in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community. The pledge commits large enterprises to take an intentional approach to working with startups led by people who identify as women, people of color, and LGBTQ.

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How we’re investing in a more equitable Minnesota

MSP Equity Fund

Allianz is one of the anchor investors in the $50 million venture capital fund. The MSP Equity Fund is designed to invest in local companies led by people of color, boost the economy, and bring more venture activity to Minnesota.

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Affordable housing investments

Through Allianz Investment Management LLC, we’re investing in affordable housing throughout the United States and right here in our hometown. Investing in the success of our community in the long term helps reduce barriers to economic inclusion and provide stability to those who need it most.

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