Diversity and Inclusion at Farmers
Farmers recognizes that a team of cultural diversity means a team of intellectual diversity. Farmers Insurance is a workplace where unique perspectives meet to exchange knowledge.
And working at Farmers is just as much about learning from each other as it is about educating our customers on ways to make smart insurance decisions. For all the diversity of ideas and culture at Farmers, we still share common values, especially integrity.
Farmers Women's Network
- With over 1,600 members, the Women’s Network focuses on professional development, mentoring, networking and community outreach.
- Open to all Farmers employees, the Farmers Women’s Network launched in 2012 and is a source of mentors, role models, sponsors and colleagues who can provide valuable knowledge and information. The Women’s Network fosters openness, allowing employees to step beyond their normal network and expand their circle of contacts, influence and skills.
- There are regional chapters in 18 locations with women from all business units across the enterprise. The network provides a valuable perspective on the issues and challenges women in the organization may face.
Created by Farmers employees, this organization benefits coworkers and their communities with educational awareness and volunteer outreach. Join this mission, see the difference we make, and share these chronicles in our monthly newsletter that covers a range of topics, including a multi-generational workforce, engaging limited-English-speaking customers, as well as community outreach. In one month, Discovering Diversity provided a year's worth of supplies in a school supplies drive to one elementary school. Bilingual volunteers also paved the way for a smooth academic enrollment with visiting student families.
A Bilingual Workplace
Some of our employees are hired specifically to use their foreign language skills. Other Farmers employees prefer to communicate with their coworkers in more than one language. And it’s never uncommon to hear friends chatting over lunch in another tongue. Farmers also has Diversity clubs that educate and promote the diversity behind our bilingual workplace. In all instances, we embrace our bilingual environment. We view it as an asset to expanding the exchange of ideas within Farmers and throughout the network of households that depend on our insurance knowledge.
Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Farmers Insurance has a long history of supporting the African American community and has been a partner of ASALH’s for over eight years. For the third year, ASALH and Farmers Insurance partnered to sponsor the Living Legacy Awards, which honors living African American women who are examples of courage and accomplishment.