At Everest, we hold ourselves accountable to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in our people, our skills and our ideas. We prioritize building a workforce that spans cultures, backgrounds and experiences at every level. This is a priority we bring to life through the diverse representation of leaders and colleagues across Everest.
In 2021, we grew our workforce globally and expanded our talent acquisition and development programs. We take both a bottom-up and top-down approach to diversity by recognizing the critical importance of representation in our leadership ranks. In 2021, we increased diversity in our class of new joiners and in promotions of diverse talent. Fifty-five percent of our new hires at the VP level and above were diverse, and 52% of promotions at the VP level and above were diverse.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) at Everest
Dana Lodge, Chief Financial Officer, Everest Insurance® and Chair of the DEI Council, discusses the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Everest.
"At Everest, we come together cross-functionally to create a workplace where all colleagues thrive, and everyone is comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. The diversity of our people reflects the diversity of the stakeholders we serve around the world. Our ongoing laser-focus on DEI is core to who we are and is instrumental to maintaining our position as a global leader.”