March 05, 2019
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., March 5 , 2019 – CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer, has earned a spot on the 2019 NAFE Top 10 Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women list published by the National Association for Female Executives.
The list recognizes U.S. organizations with a strong focus on best practices that demonstrate effectiveness in moving women to senior ranks, including mentoring, sponsorship, involvement in employee-resource groups and leadership-development training. The list also highlights companies’ benefits, including flexibility, corporate culture, and CEO involvement in advancing women. The list of this year’s winners is featured in the April/May issue of Working Mother and at workingmother.com.
“We are honored to be recognized by NAFE as a great place for women to work and advance their careers,” said Marie Andel, chief people and culture officer at CSAA Insurance Group. “We place great importance on creating a culture where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can use their unique strengths to lead, innovate, problem-solve and thrive. Ultimately, our differences allow us to better serve AAA members and maintain a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace.”
Andel serves as the executive sponsor of CSAA Insurance Group’s 500-person strong Women’s Professional Network, which provides resources and opportunities to increase the number of women in leadership roles at the company. More than 60 percent of employees who graduated from the company’s award-winning leadership development programs in 2018 were women. Today, women comprise nearly 40 percent of executives and 25 percent of the CSAA Insurance Group Board of Directors.
NAFE President Betty Spence called this year’s top companies models for moving women into senior roles and paving the way for the advancement of women.
Other NAFE Top 10 Nonprofit Companies for 2019 include: Bon Secours Virginia Health System, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Dayton Children’s Hospital, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare, WellStar Health System, and Yale New Haven Health System.
CSAA Insurance Group and other insurance companies on the NAFE list are categorized as nonprofits because of their business structures, although CSAA Insurance Group is not a nonprofit. NAFE recognizes for-profit companies, as well, with its annual Top Companies for Executive Women list.
About the Methodology
The NAFE Top Companies application includes some 200 questions on female representation at all levels, concentrating on high-level women. The vetting process includes tracking access and usage of programs and policies that promote the advancement of women, as well as the training and accountability of managers in relation to the number of women who advance.
The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves members with networking, tools, and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. Working Mother magazine publishes the annual NAFE Top Companies list. NAFE.com provides up-to-date information, a community for women in business, and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media, owned by Bonnier Corporation.
About CSAA Insurance Group
CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer, offers automobile, homeowners and other personal lines of insurance to AAA Members through AAA clubs in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1914, the company has been rated “A” or better by A.M. Best for more than 90 years, and is one of the top personal lines property casualty insurance groups in the United States, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The company has been repeatedly named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in America by Points of Light.