WellPoint, Inc. – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


WellPoint, Inc. #31

Indianapolis, IN
37,000 employees
CEO: Joseph R. Swedish
CDE: Karin Sarratt

Diversity Mission: Everything we do at WellPoint is focused on our mission of improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities. This spirit drives our commitment to create the best health-care value for our customers, while advocating for responsible health- care reform in America. It sets the foundation for our success and it strongly influences our approach to diversity as a competitive advantage. We’ve proudly created a workforce that accurately reflects the diverse communities we serve. As individuals, our unique perspectives allow us to understand our customers’ needs. Together, our shared passion empowers us to achieve our mission and make a real difference.

WellPoint views diversity as vital to improving health care. The organization’s associate resource groups include Abilities Beyond Limited Expectations (ABLE), Asians Committed to Excellence (ACE), Associate Network of Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE), PRIDE – African American and SOMOS – Hispanic. WellPoint also has diversity and inclusion ambassadors. Under this program, employees from across the nation participate in events celebrating diversity observances. New hires receive training during an online course about diversity and WellPoint’s strategies on these topics.