ReelWorkplace 2022

Enhance your DEI efforts by learning how to engage-- and attract-- employees with disabilities.

February 14, 2022

ReelWorkplace 2022

Enhance your DEI efforts by learning how to engage-- and attract-- employees with disabilities.

February 14, 2022

Meg O'Connell, CEO & Founder, Global Disability Inclusion, and Peter Rutigliano, Managing Director - Data Analytics, Mercer-Sirota, presented their first analysis of new data from a multi-year study of more than 3 million employees. The panel explored the intersection of gender, race, age and disability as well as preliminary results on the impact of COVID. Additional panelists included Konstanty Owczarek, Global Head of Strategy & Innovation, AIG Life, and moderator Diana Codispoti, Director of Corporate Stakeholder Engagement, Disability:IN.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AIG

AIG is committed to creating an inclusive workplace focused on attracting, retaining and developing diverse talent that fosters a culture of belonging for all employees. Through our colleagues, we learn how to better understand our clients, increase innovation, and reduce risk.

Our global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy encompasses three key areas:

  • Workforce: Attract, retain, and develop top diverse talent through our diversity development programs for women and diverse men, Early Careers program for new graduates, and diverse slating to recruit diverse talent.
  • Workplace: Foster and advance a culture of inclusion and belonging through our Employee Resource Groups, flexible work arrangements, DEI learning, and cultural awareness activities.
  • Marketplace: Partner with communities where we do business through our work with diverse organizations, corporate social responsibility efforts, supplier diversity, and engaging diverse markets and customers.

More than 25% of AIG colleagues participate in 130+ Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) which are groups of employees who come together based on a shared interest in a specific dimension of diversity.

AIG has 10 global disAbilities & Allies ERGs who seek to create a culture of inclusion for people with disabilities by leveraging each employee’s unique abilities, raising awareness and removing barriers.  Such locations include New York, Houston, Singapore, Ireland, Japan, Hong Kong and South Africa.

Recent highlights from our disAbilities & Allies ERGs include a monthly Special Parents support group, annual art show featuring children of employees with disabilities, the creation of the Neurodiverse Internship Program which is slated to launch in 2022, and educational sessions on a range of topics from disability etiquette in the workplace to digital accessibility fundamentals.

AIG also supports disability inclusion through the following efforts:

  • Formalized Diversity and Inclusion Policy, including manager and employee responsibilities, equal opportunity statement, discriminatory harassment, bullying, and sexual harassment policies, and accommodations.
  • Accommodations process for applicants and current employees.
  • Recognized as a Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion in 2021 from Disability:IN.
  • External partnerships with organizations such as Disability:IN as well as charitable donations to non-profit organizations such as Project Action in Bermuda and the Korea Ice Hockey Association for the Disabled.
  • In September 2020, AIG established an Executive Diversity Council tasked with monitoring DEI initiatives as an integral part of AIG’s business strategies.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of AIG. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock

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