Diversity & inclusion
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Join Zurich. Make a difference.
A winning combination
For us, diversity and inclusion are business imperatives for true success. It’s about maximizing the advantages that differences can provide in problem-solving, innovation, decision-making and service—all things we need to deliver on to be the best.
—Kathleen Savio, CEO, Zurich North America
Watch the “I am Zurich” video.
A dynamic force: Employee Resource Groups
At Zurich North America, employees are welcome to form affinity-based Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that create connection, unlock potential and catalyze success, both for individuals and for our business. About 30 percent of our workforce participates in one or more of the following eight ERGs.
Our Current ERGs:
ABILITIEZ Raising awareness and support for disabled individuals.
EMERGING LEADERZ Empowering personal and professional development.
GOOD NEWZ Fostering a positive workplace through faith.
LUZ Latinos Unidos for Zurich
PRIDEZ Advocating for inclusion of the LGBTQ community.
VETZ Veterans Engagement Team at Zurich
WIN Women’s Innovation Network
ZAAA Zurich African Ancestry Alliance
Z3A Zurich Asian American Alliance
What our employees say
I love Zurich for everything—the managers, the learning opportunities, the community work. A few years ago I organized Zurich’s first-ever cultural dance for our charity talent show. I rallied colleagues to perform an Indian folk dance, and we won, generating donations for Make-A-Wish.
—Sonal Desai, Assistant Vice President, Claims Administration
Having worn hearing aids since an early age, I am an expert lip-reader, which helps me catch words I miss. When I began telecommuting, lip-reading wasn’t an option. My manager and Zurich’s ADA team provided me a closed-caption screen that displays text of the conversation. By allowing me to focus on what is being said, rather than on what I’m missing, Zurich’s support enables me to perform my best.
–Mary Sean Ratzloff, HR Employee Relations
I sit on the board of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) – New York Chapter. I was proud when Zurich stepped up and became a national sponsor of NAAIA, clearly showing its commitment to diversity and inclusion.
—Allen Blount, Market-facing Underwriter
Zurich makes Forbes’ first-ever “Best Employers for Diversity” list.
Zurich moves up on Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Employers 2017” list.
National Association for Female Executives