Building an inclusive workplace

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We believe in the power of diversity and are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and be their best.

But we don't stop there. We're also dedicated to supporting and promoting diversity within our communities and the businesses and suppliers we partner with.

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 Our Women's Initiative:  setting a new standard 

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For too long, women have been underrepresented in our industry. We know the success of our company and our employees depends on involving more women to reflect the world and culture around us.

Our Women's Initiative is a company-wide effort to accelerate the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women. We've added more than a dozen new programs to support women throughout their careers and normalize a flexible work culture that meets the needs of our diverse workforce. Simply put, we want Northwestern Mutual to be the best place for women to join, stay, and grow.

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Our diversity gets recognized

We believe diversity is not only a business advantage, it's also the way to do business better. Here's just some of what others have to say about us:

America's Best Employers for Diversity

(Forbes, 2018–2021)

Best Companies for Multicultural Women

(Working Mother, 2021)

Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion

(Perfect score, Disability Equality Index, 2019–2021)

Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

(Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, 2015–2021)

Patriot Award

(Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2017 and 2019)

Top 25 Employee Resource Groups

(African American ERG 2020, Military Vets ERG—Spotlight Impact Award 2020, Women's ERG 2020, Asian ERG 2020)

Nothing basic about our benefits

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Along with having a workplace where you can bring your best self, our Total Rewards add up to an employee experience like no other.

  • Competitive pay with performance-based incentives

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Wellness and health management program and resources

  • Life insurance, survivor, and disability protection

  • 401(k) match and pension plan

  • Flexible paid time off and paid volunteer time

  • Parental and caregiver leave programs

  • Career development and training resources

  • On-site medical centers

  • Fitness centers

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Helping our employees lend a helping hand

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We're passionate about supporting our employees' passion for giving back and supporting the causes they care about most.

  • Two days of paid volunteer time

  • Matching Gifts Program (a dollar-for-dollar match for charitable gifts made by employees to accredited schools)

  • Northwestern Mutual Volunteer Program (including mentoring, charity drives, and collections)

  • United Performing Arts Fund

  • United Way

  • Blood drives

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