We would love to hear from you. Click on the ‘Contact Us’ link to the right and choose your favorite way to reach-out!

wscdsdc

media/speaking contact

Jamie Johnson

business contact

Victoria Peterson

Contact Us

855.ask.wink

Close [x]
pattern

Industry News

Categories

  • Industry Articles (15,832)
  • Industry Conferences (3)
  • Industry Job Openings (9)
  • Negative Media (135)
  • Positive Media (73)
  • Sheryl's Articles (586)
  • Sheryl's Blogs (166)
  • Wink's Articles (222)
  • Wink's Blogs (208)
  • Wink's Press Releases (92)
  • Blog Archives

  • October 2020
  • September 2020
  • August 2020
  • July 2020
  • June 2020
  • May 2020
  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • December 2019
  • November 2019
  • October 2019
  • September 2019
  • August 2019
  • July 2019
  • June 2019
  • May 2019
  • April 2019
  • March 2019
  • February 2019
  • January 2019
  • December 2018
  • November 2018
  • October 2018
  • September 2018
  • August 2018
  • July 2018
  • June 2018
  • May 2018
  • April 2018
  • March 2018
  • February 2018
  • January 2018
  • December 2017
  • November 2017
  • October 2017
  • September 2017
  • August 2017
  • July 2017
  • June 2017
  • May 2017
  • April 2017
  • March 2017
  • February 2017
  • January 2017
  • December 2016
  • November 2016
  • October 2016
  • September 2016
  • August 2016
  • July 2016
  • June 2016
  • May 2016
  • April 2016
  • March 2016
  • February 2016
  • January 2016
  • December 2015
  • November 2015
  • October 2015
  • September 2015
  • August 2015
  • July 2015
  • June 2015
  • May 2015
  • April 2015
  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • July 2014
  • June 2014
  • May 2014
  • April 2014
  • March 2014
  • February 2014
  • January 2014
  • December 2013
  • November 2013
  • October 2013
  • September 2013
  • August 2013
  • July 2013
  • June 2013
  • May 2013
  • April 2013
  • March 2013
  • February 2013
  • January 2013
  • December 2012
  • November 2012
  • October 2012
  • September 2012
  • August 2012
  • July 2012
  • June 2012
  • May 2012
  • April 2012
  • March 2012
  • February 2012
  • January 2012
  • December 2011
  • November 2011
  • October 2011
  • September 2011
  • August 2011
  • July 2011
  • June 2011
  • May 2011
  • April 2011
  • March 2011
  • February 2011
  • January 2011
  • December 2010
  • November 2010
  • October 2010
  • September 2010
  • August 2010
  • July 2010
  • June 2010
  • May 2010
  • April 2010
  • March 2010
  • February 2010
  • January 2010
  • December 2009
  • November 2009
  • October 2009
  • August 2009
  • June 2009
  • May 2009
  • April 2009
  • March 2009
  • November 2008
  • May 2008
  • February 2008
  • August 2006
  • Symetra Affirms Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Expanded Commitments to Racial Equity and Social Justice

    October 14, 2020 by Symetra Life Insurance Company

    BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following its June statement on systemic racism, Symetra Life Insurance Company today sharpened its Symetra Empowers Inclusion strategic pillar by outlining a broad list of commitments that builds on its diversity, equity and inclusion principles and more explicitly details the company’s goals to advance racial equity and address racial injustice. Symetra also announced a $50,000 donation to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, part of a supporting initiative that will direct $500,000 through 2025 to community-based organizations, with an emphasis on those which center their work on racial equity and/or social justice.

    “Symetra remains committed to diversity, equity and inclusion — for our people, for our customers, for our communities — and to being clear and intentional about that commitment. We believe that facing racial issues, taking concrete steps to address them and leaning forward as a company to do our part is a corporate and civic imperative,” said Margaret Meister, president and CEO of Symetra Financial Corporation. “While we have made good progress on many of our DE&I goals, including achieving a gender-balanced leadership team, we have work to do on racial diversity. Symetra will continue to drive these critical issues forward, to find solutions within our own company, within our business and wherever possible within our larger industry. It’s good business, but more importantly it’s the right thing to do.”

    Symetra’s Commitments to Promote Racial Equity and Support Social Justice span five core areas — People, Customers, Communities, Advocacy and Leadership — with multiple, specific commitments for each. These include:

    • Our People — We will build long-lasting relationships with historically Black colleges and industry associations to provide better access to Symetra jobs.
    • Our Customers — We will work to be the most inclusive insurance carrier in the country by offering products and solutions that help more Americans achieve financial freedom and build generational wealth.
    • Our Communities — We will build a new, ongoing scholarship grant that specifically benefits Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students starting in 2021.
    • Our Advocacy — We will be a productive corporate voice on issues that disproportionately impact BIPOC communities, with a specific focus on housing and homelessness and federal level police reform and voter accessibility.
    • Our Leadership — We will steadily and intentionally grow racial diversity throughout our enterprise, including at our senior leadership levels.

    Symetra’s $50,000 donation to the National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NCBW) is part of an aligned initiative to invest in community organizations addressing racial equity and/or social justice issues. Established in 1981, the NCBW’s mission is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.

    Symetra’s grant fulfills one of its Communities Commitments to “direct $100,000 to BIPOC organizations in 2020.” Last month, the company contributed $50,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund in support of the WNBA Seattle Storm’s “Kicks for Equality” auction.

    To read the complete set of Symetra’s commitments on racial equity and social justice, click here.

    About Symetra

    Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent financial professionals and insurance producers. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.

    Contacts

    Diana McSweeney
    (425) 256-6167
    diana.mcsweeney@symetra.com

    Originally Posted at Business Wire on October 12, 2020 by Symetra Life Insurance Company.

    Categories: Industry Articles
    currency