Progressive Corp. – 2012 50 Out Front # 47


Progressive Corp.

Mayfield Village, OH
27,000 Employees (approx.)
CEO: Glenn Renwick
CDE: Valerie Krasowski

Diversity mission: To us, diversity is about being human and doing the right thing. We’ve build diversity and inclusion into how we operate and grow our business. Our workforce reflects the diverse thoughts, preferences and appearances of the communities and customers we serve.

Cool, retro, and knowledgeable Flo, Progressive Insurance’s lead commercial personality, anchors one of the most recognizable and effective advertising campaigns in years. Flo would probably be equally at home as spokesperson for the innovative property and casualty insurance company’s diversity outreach efforts. Key initiatives include training programs for inclusive management, diversity awareness and group learning. The Senior Diversity Council, which is comprised of the executive leads for Progressive’s human resources, recruiting, and employee experience departments, coordinates all diversity projects. Five business area councils, formed from each of Progressive’s major enterprise divisions, manage their own business-specific inclusion initiatives. The chairs of each of the five business area councils also sit on the Senior Diversity Council. Together, this cross-functional team develops strategy and policy for Progressive’s diversity initiatives. A broad spectrum of employee resource groups round out Progressive’s inclusion support. Employees can reach out to find connections within groups focused on Latinos, the LGBT community, women employees, African-Americans and Asian employees.