Empowering Female Leaders: Allianz Life Named a Top Company for Executive Women

Inclusion on 2023 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women reflects company focus on equity and empowering diverse leadership.

MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 19, 2023 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life) has been named as one of the Seramount 2023 Top 75 Companies for Executive Women. The annual list celebrates companies that help champion women’s achievements, with a focus on succession planning, gender-pay parity, employee support, and flexibility programs.

According to data from Seramount, there has been a significant jump in women at the CEO level. In 2023, 17 percent of companies reported a woman CEO, up from 13 percent in 2022. At the same time, the pipeline to the top is also increasing, with 39 percent of candidates to be CEO or in the C-suite are women, an increase of five percent from 2022.

At Allianz Life, 44 percent of the executive leadership group are women, including President and CEO Jasmine Jirele.

“We know that companies with diverse leadership across all dimensions – including gender – tend to be more innovative and more successful, with a higher level of employee engagement,” said Jirele. “That is definitely the case here at Allianz Life and it is a privilege to be one of many female leaders here helping to drive that.”

The 2023 Top 75 Companies application includes more than 200 questions on pertinent topics, including women representation at all levels, but focuses on the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks. The application, based on 2022 data, tracks and examines how many employees have access to programs and policies that promote advancement of women and how many women employees take advantage of them, as well as how companies train managers to help women advance. To be considered, companies must have a minimum of two women on their boards of directors and at least 500 US employees.

To learn more about what it’s like to work at Allianz Life and see current job openings, visit www.allianzlife.com/culture.

About Seramount

Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to supporting high-performing, inclusive workplaces. Over four decades, we’ve established a strong, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount partners with over 450 of the world’s most influential companies, large and small, to offer pragmatic solutions, including best practice DEI research, workplace assessment, employee learning and development, and talent sourcing. These offerings empower organizations to navigate a dynamic corporate environment and to cultivate a resilient, connected workforce that achieves extraordinary outcomes.

About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies®, has been trusted since 1896 to help millions of Americans prepare for financial uncertainties and retirement with a variety of innovative risk management solutions. In 2023, Allianz Life provided additional value to its policyholders via distributions of more than $13.73 billion. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, registered index-linked annuities, and fixed index universal life insurance, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with approximately 157,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Allianz Life is a proud sponsor of Allianz Field® in St. Paul, Minnesota, home of Major League Soccer’s Minnesota United.