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
A dynamic force: Employee Resource Groups
At Zurich North America, 29% of our workforce participates in one or more of our Employee Resource Groups, each of which is open to any employee. Our ERGs are recognized as a vital resource, creating connection, unlocking potential and catalyzing success, both for individuals and for our business.
Emerging LeaderZ is open to all employees who want to advance their careers. The group identifies and facilitates developmental opportunities for members, empowering them to take an active role in their personal and professional growth.
PrideZ recognizes Zurich’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and their allies across the country, advocating for a culture of inclusion that helps Zurich deliver on its business strategy.
VETZ: Veterans Engagement Team at Zurich
VETZ seeks and provides opportunities to leverage the skills and experiences of current and former service members, their spouses and supporters. The goal is to help both veterans and Zurich build on their successes.
WIN: Women’s Innovation Network
WIN supports women in their careers at Zurich by providing access to inspiration, development and connection with colleagues. WIN champions a merit-based workplace free of gender bias.
ZAAA: Zurich African Ancestry Alliance
ZAAA fosters a workplace that values the experiences of employees, business partners and customers of African ancestry. ZAAA provides opportunities for members to collaborate and lead, helping to drive world-class results.
Z3A: Zurich Asian American Alliance
Z3A provides networking, professional development, mentoring and leadership opportunities, focused on the recruitment, retention and advancement of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Zurich, contributing to a high-performance culture.
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
“I am excited to contribute to an evolving culture that ensures everyone feels represented.”
–Jackie Scafidi, Corporate Giving/Community Relations Specialist
“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