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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 

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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.

Diversity, Belonging & Equity Community Support & Recognition

Accolades and honors
2022 Corporate Equality Index award, Best places to work for equality and inclusion

Human Rights Campaign
2022 Corporate Equality Index
Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality1

DCIAA Diversity and Inclusion awards 2020

DCIIA, Diversity & Inclusion Award nominee 2

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 & Inclusion3

Empower Retirement scores 80% on Disability Equality index for 2020

Recognized among 'Best places to work for Disability Inclusion'4

Societal advocacy and community support

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Ed Murphy, CEO, is a founding member of this movement focused on driving diversity, equity and inclusion within the business and throughout Colorado.5
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Empower is a member of this coalition that supports the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups.6
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Our CEO pledged a commitment to advance our diversity and inclusion initiatives.7

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.8
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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.9
  • 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.10
  • 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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Network of Asians making strides together at Empower


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Where we stand right now

Representation by ethnicity11

White 69.3% | Latino 7.2% | Asian 6.1% | Black 6.9% |Two or More races (Not Hispanic or Latino) 2.2% | Native American/Alaska Native 0.9% | Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander .3%

Representation by gender11

Men 52.2% | Women 47.8% |Non-Binary .03%

Join our team and help us lead the effort

1 Human Rights Campaign 2022 Corporate Equality Index.

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

3 https://www.dandiin.com/, October 21, 2020.

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

5 www.inclusiveeconomy.us

6 www.hrc.org/resources/business-coalition-for-equality

7 https://www.ceoaction.com/

8 As of March 31, 2020.

9 As of December 31, 2019.

10 http://www.empowercommunityimpact.com, 2020.

11 As of March 31, 2020


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