MINNEAPOLIS – September 25, 2018 – Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) announced today that it has been named to Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list. For the fifth consecutive year, the company was recognized for its progressive initiatives that support parents such as flexible work schedules, on-site child development center, employee critical need support, and its caregiver support program.
In addition, Allianz Life was recognized for its best practices in supporting women leaders, using feedback from employees to build career-development programs, and their “Women in Leadership” team dedicated to creating a gender-balanced leadership team throughout the organization.
Allianz Life offers various benefits such as caregiving leave, adoption aid, and services for parents raising children with special needs. The company also recently increased its paid bonding leave by 50 percent.
“We pride ourselves on having a workplace culture where our employees feel valued and empowered in all aspects of their lives,” said Walter White, president and CEO, Allianz Life. “By supporting our working mothers and parents with flexible programs and benefits, as well as with professional development, we believe they are set up for success both in their careers and at home.”
The company also supports the physical, mental and financial health of its employees by providing an on-site fitness center, easy access to preventive health care and planning resources to support financial fitness.
Working Mother of the Year
In conjunction with the 100 Best Companies award, Allianz Life nominated one of its own employees to be recognized as a Working Mother of the Year. This year, Chelsea Dischinger, learning solutions senior specialist, was named the 2018 Working Mother of the Year for Allianz Life.
Chelsea was recognized for her deep commitment to instilling philanthropic values into her two children, ages nine and three. She and her family volunteer often, participating in numerous age-appropriate activities in an effort to raise compassionate and engaged children. She is also very involved at Allianz Life as an active participant on several internal committees.
She is a first-generation graduate, completing her A.S. in business management from Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
“It wasn’t easy to be the first in my family to graduate college, but through the support of my family, friends and coworkers, I was able to accomplish a huge goal of mine. As a result of that experience, I understand the truth behind the idea that no one makes it through life alone, and know that a little help goes a long way,” said Dischinger. “This has fueled my passion for volunteering – something I hope to pass on to my kids.”
Chelsea and her family volunteer for a wide range of opportunities, including senior services organizations, Feed My Starving Children, and organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness.
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The 100 Best Companies application includes more than 400 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them. All applicants receive feedback showing how they compare with other applicants; however, the names of applicants that do not make the list are kept confidential. Company profiles and data come from submitted applications and reflect 2017 data.
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