Securian Financial Again Named “Top Company for Women Technologists”
November 12, 2019 by Securian Financial
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, Securian Financial is a “Top Company for Women Technologists” according to AnitaB.org, a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce.
AnitaB.org recently recognized Securian Financial and 75 other companies representing more than 143,000 women technologists as part of the nonprofit’s annual program identifying key national trends on women working in technology. First launched in 2011, the Top Companies for Women Technologists program helps organizations identify areas where they can improve while demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“It’s an honor to receive this prestigious recognition two years in a row,” said Sid Gandhi, Securian Financial’s chief strategy and enterprise technology officer. “Securian Financial’s focus on growing an inclusive and representative workforce is paying dividends, with the diversity of our team fueling our technology transformation. I am very proud of our continued efforts to build upon our legacy of empowering women in technology.”
Securian Financial, one of the top four overall scorers in its size category, joins the ranks of other top-scoring companies this year including Airbnb, Bank of America, GEICO, IBM, The New York Times and others. Securian Financial received high marks for its flex-time work options, pay equity and efforts to eliminate gender bias in performance reviews.
“The AnitaB.org award demonstrates Securian Financial’s strong commitment to diversity and inclusion for women in technology,” said Karen Jakubowsky, an application infrastructure engineer for Securian Financial and co-leader of Inspiring Women in Technology (IWiT), an associate resource group at the company. “The award program has allowed us to see how we compare to peers, and where to focus our efforts going forward in order to continually improve. It’s rewarding to see all the excitement and work being done to promote, educate and empower women in technical roles at Securian Financial and in the broader workforce.”
ABOUT SECURIAN FINANCIAL
At Securian Financial, we’re here for family. And we’re here because of it. We’re guided by our purpose: helping customers build secure tomorrows. Since 1880, we’ve been building a uniquely diversified company that has outlasted economic ups and downs while staying true to our customers. We’re committed to the markets we serve, providing insurance, investment and retirement solutions that give families the confidence to focus on what’s truly valuable: banking memories with those who matter most.
ABOUT TOP COMPANIES FOR WOMEN TECHNOLOGISTS
AnitaB.org Top Companies for Women Technologists is a national program that recognizes companies committed to building workplaces where women in technology roles can thrive. It is the only program that provides a consistent benchmark of the technical workforce across a wide range of industries.
AnitaB.org is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce. AnitaB.org engages with tens of thousands of women and leading organizations around the world to build diverse and inclusive workplace cultures. Founded in 1997 by our namesake, computer science visionary Anita Borg, and her co-founder and fellow computer scientist, Telle Whitney, our organization works toward a future where the teams that create technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it.
Securian Financial is the marketing name for Securian Financial Group, Inc. and its affiliates. Insurance products are issued by its affiliated insurance companies, including Minnesota Life Insurance Company and Securian Life Insurance Company, a New York authorized insurer. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Securian Financial Services, Inc., registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.
Jeff Bakken, Media Relations