We have associates who volunteer as Diversity & Inclusion ambassadors from coast to coast. They represent a broad spectrum of business units, job levels, and geographic locations, and reflect the wide-ranging attributes and strengths of our associate population.
Ambassadors support enterprise-wide events, activities, and programs within their local work locations.
Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors help us build a culture of inclusion by recognizing cultural observances and initiating diversity efforts in the workplace. The ambassadors support nationally observed heritage months with specific activities that engage associates and promote dialogue.
For example, during Women’s History Month, many ambassadors organize a suit collection drive for women re-entering the workforce. Hispanic Heritage Month provides an opportunity to showcase internal and external Hispanic leaders who can share their stories of personal and professional successes. Ambassadors also host various Lunch and Learn events celebrating Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, disability awareness, social responsibility and philanthropy, and Chinese New Year, just to name a few.
Ambassadors also support enterprise-wide initiatives such as our “I am WellPoint” campaign; Veterans’ Day observances; community service projects; educational programs; collections for battered women and children; and holiday collections of toys, clothing and food.