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Diversity & Inclusion at Travelers

We recognize that building for the future also requires that we maintain our talent advantage. In that regard, diversity and inclusion is a business imperative for us. By creating a welcoming environment that brings together people with different backgrounds and perspectives, we enable new ideas, innovation and a culture in which employees feel valued, respected and supported.

Our efforts are aimed at attracting and retaining the best talent from the broadest pool of talent. We are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can develop and thrive.

Our diversity and inclusion efforts are led by our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and our Diversity Council, which is chaired by our CEO and includes 40 senior executives.

As part of our commitment to diversity, we aim to:

  • Foster an inclusive environment where all employees can reach their full potential. 
  • Employ a diverse workforce to maintain our talent advantage. Travelers values the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognizes that we benefit in numerous ways from differences in culture, ethnicity, national origin, race, color, religion, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.
  • Explore diverse markets today to tap into tomorrow’s opportunities. We are dedicated to creating a pipeline of diverse candidates and have active talent acquisition strategies, including sourcing strategies and diverse slate requirements, to help us do so.

2022 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

Travelers employees who attended the 2022 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit share their experiences and the impact the conference has had on their personal and professional lives. 

2022 Out & Equal Summit

Travelers employees who attended the 2022 Out & Equal Summit share their experiences about how the summit and Travelers have impacted their ability at work to be their authentic selves and stronger allies.

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Inclusive Leadership Performance Objective

Recognizing that managers have a responsibility to help build an inclusive culture, an Inclusive Leadership objective is included in all managers’ annual performance objectives. This Inclusive Leadership performance objective drives leader accountability. This further helps us attract, retain, engage and develop employees from all cultures and backgrounds.

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Conscious Inclusion Diversity Education

All employees are encouraged to complete a dynamic, interactive diversity education program that explores biases and their impact in the workplace and how we can influence behaviors to be more intentionally inclusive in our day-to-day interactions.

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Diversity Speaks

We host a series of events for all employees called Diversity Speaks, designed to cultivate a culture that embraces the power of difference, where individuality is honored and diverse perspectives benefit all employees, customers, agents and the communities in which we work and live. The events feature employees and external guest speakers who share personal stories and provide different experiences and viewpoints.

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Unconscious Bias Training

We educate our employees on unconscious bias as part of our inclusion education program, as well as through Diversity Speaks events and Inclusive Leadership workshops. By helping our employees begin to recognize, acknowledge and minimize potential blind spots with respect to unconscious biases, we believe we may spark more open and honest conversations.

Diversity Networks

In 2008, we created diversity networks – voluntary organizations led by employees dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Open to all employees, the networks help foster the retention, development and success of our employees through networking, mentorship and community volunteer opportunities. Our diversity networks include:

  • Asian & Allies Diversity Network
  • Black and African American & Allies Diversity Network
  • Disability & Allies Diversity Network
  • Hispanic/Latino & Allies Diversity Network
  • Indigenous & Allies Diversity Network
  • Pride & Allies Diversity Network
  • Military/Veterans & Allies Diversity Network
  • Women & Allies Diversity Network
  • Working Parents/Caregivers & Allies Diversity Network
  • Young Professionals & Allies Diversity Network

More than 13,000 employees – nearly 40% of our employees – are members of one or more of these Diversity Networks.

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Travelers Education Access Initiative

To ensure a qualified diverse workforce for tomorrow, Travelers contributes to a wide range of educational projects today. In 2007, we launched Travelers EDGE®: Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment, a program that provides a unique, holistic approach to education and career readiness.

Program goals:

  • Increase the number of students from local partner high schools attending college.
  • Help students graduate from college through scholarship support and academic advising.
  • Build awareness of careers in insurance and financial services by providing a combination of professional development, internship and mentorship opportunities.

Since its inception, Travelers EDGE has supported more than 500 scholars, 314 of whom have graduated from college.

Learn more about our Travelers EDGE program

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Supplier Diversity

Travelers is committed to providing opportunities for qualified businesses owned by people of diverse backgrounds to participate as contractors or suppliers of products and services to our company.

Learn more about our Supplier Diversity Program

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Board of Directors Oversight

Our board of directors encourages diversity and inclusion within Travelers and oversees our diversity and inclusion efforts. The Nominating and Governance Committee meets regularly with senior management, including our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, to review and discuss our strategies to encourage diversity and inclusion within our company.

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Recognized for Our Commitment

Travelers has been recognized for its inclusive culture by a number of organizations including:

  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality and 100% score on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2016-2022.
  • Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion and 100% score on Disability Equality Index®, 2018-2022.
  • Top Military Friendly Employer, G.I. Jobs, 2008-2022.
  • Best for Vets, Military Times, 2010-2011, 2014-2021.

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