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Diversity & Inclusion

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Empowered by Difference

We believe doing the right thing means understanding, supporting and leveraging the inherent and acquired differences that make each of us unique and valuable.

Empower Retirement is a recognized Diversity & Inclusion Leader

Mogul Award 2018

Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion1

Recognized for our diversity and inclusion, mentorship and flexible work-life balance.

Zippia Award 2018

Best Companies to Work for in Greenwood Village, CO2

Rated #1 for our salaries, company financial health and employee diversity.

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CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion3

Our CEO pledged a commitment to advance our diversity and inclusion initiatives.

DCIAA Diversity and Inclusion awards 2020

DCIIA, Diversity & Inclusion Award nominee 6

Associates Carol Waddell and Chery Victoria recognized for their Diversity and Inclusion leadership at Empower

Investment news 2020 Diversity Inclusion award - Empower Retirement

2020 InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion4

Empower Retirement scores 80% on Disability Equality index for 2020

Recognized among 'Best places to work for Disability Inclusion'5

Welcome One and All

Empower strives to be as diverse as the customers we serve. We believe doing the right thing means understanding, supporting and leveraging the inherent and acquired differences that make each of us unique and valuable.

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Be Yourself

We want your talents and everything else you bring to the table: race, ethnicity, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, ability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion and citizenship status.

How we’re taking action

  • We offer inclusive benefits to same-sex partners, paternity and maternity benefits and transgender transition benefits.
  • Through partnerships with groups like the Latino Leadership, Disability:IN, Human Rights Campaign Institute and Women in Pension Networks, we’re expanding our pool of candidates.
  • We’re mentoring students at college campuses to help them build their resumes and professional networks.

Be Heard

A more equitable workforce delivers more diverse ideas. Which in turn leads to enhanced problem solving, active engagement and ultimately better solutions for those who depend on our services. 

How we’re taking action

  • Our Business Resource Groups rally around common interests, experiences and identities.
  • Today, more than 20% of our associates belong to at least one Business Resource Group.7
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Be Valued

We’re creating a more balanced workplace by helping all employees feel welcomed, engaged, represented and valued. We have work to do, but we’re better today than we were yesterday and we’ll be even better tomorrow.

How we’re taking action

  • 97% of our associates have taken steps to address their unconscious bias.8
  • Our Diversity & Inclusion Council monitors and communicates progress about our initiatives and also advises on future efforts.

Be Represented

We’re working to be more reflective and committed to our communities and the customers that we serve. To make that happen, we aspire to match our community demographics instead of adhering to industry standards.

How we’re taking action

  • Our associates volunteer 20,000+ volunteer hours in our communities.9
  • In 2019, we donated $2.85 million to nonprofits.9
  • We partner with local colleges and offer internship opportunities.
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Our Business Resource Groups

We call them business resource groups because they actually guide our business

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Inclusion Abilities


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Where we stand right now

Representation by ethnicity10

White 70.72% | Latino 7.38% | Asian 5.7% | Black 6.4% |Two or More races (Not Hispanic or Latino) 1.88% | Native American/Alaska Native .39% | Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander .29%

Representation by gender7

Men 50.9% | Women 48.2% |Non-Binary .02%

Join our team and help us lead the effort

1 Mogul, onmogul.com, January 2018.

2 2019 Zippia Best Place to Work Rankings.

3 https://www.ceoaction.com/

4 https://www.dandiin.com/, October 21, 2020;

5 https://disabilityin.org, July 2020.

6 Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, https://dciia.org/, December 2020.

7 As of March 31, 2020.

8 As of December 31, 2019.

9 http://www.empowercommunityimpact.com/

10 As of March 31, 2020

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