Diversity, Equity
and Inclusion

Nationwide’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion reflects who we are and how we do business. We strive to create a culture in which every voice is heard, every voice matters and every voice contributes.

More than a culture — a community

We are united in creating a workplace where all associates feel valued and respected.

DEI is a strategic advantage

Our chief diversity officer position was elevated to a matrix-reporting relationship to the CEO and the chief human resources officer and expanded to include responsibility for talent acquisition. Inspired by the new Juneteenth federal holiday, “Unity Day” was added to paid time off as an inclusive day for associates to take anytime during the year to celebrate and reflect on what is meaningful to them.

We honor our diversity and give back

Thousands of associates participate in Associate Resource Groups and Business Unit Councils to foster inclusion and improve business results. In 2021, we hosted events to celebrate our associates’ heritage, educate about diverse experiences and demonstrate how we can be better allies. A new campaign allowed associates to generate a matching gift from the Nationwide Foundation to select nonprofit partners focused on social equality and economic empowerment.

Our people make the difference

At Nationwide, we recognize that our differences make us stronger.

Representation through our C-suite officers1

22% racially/ethnically diverse and 22% women

1Representation as of 12/31/2021
Partnerships that create careers
We provide scholarships, mentorship, and development opportunities to increase racial diversity, drive greater equity and meet growing customer needs through the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE) and partnerships with Columbus State Community College, Per Scholas, and HBCUs, among many other colleges, universities and organizations.

In the marketplace, relationships matter

We build strong communities and brand reputation through strategic partnerships, supplier diversity, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Empowering a more diverse market

A standard requirement for doing business with Nationwide is a commitment to creating opportunities that promote supplier diversity, which resulted in over $40M in Tier 2 diversity spending in a 12-month period.2

Championing financial success for women

Nationwide Financial President John Carter received the first-ever Male Ally Award from Savvy Ladies, a nonprofit group dedicated to empowering women through financial literacy.

Meeting diverse market needs through community relationships

Our strategic partnership with World Financial Group uses a community-based approach to bring financial education to families from advisors they already know and trust, with a majority of their producers being ethnically diverse.

Creating industry-leading DEI research

Our Investment Management Group (IMG) is committed to advocating for greater equity through our sub-advised investment partners. To create a strong foundation for environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, IMG collects DEI-related data at the firm and investment team levels to inform our sub-advisory relationships and benchmark future progress.

"Best-of-the Best"

Corporations for Inclusion

Named by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and its partners in the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC)


Synergy Award

Presented by the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

2Spend represents reporting periods for the following calendar year quarters: 2020 Q3, 2020 Q4, 2021 Q1, 2021 Q2.

Making change through
strategic sponsorships

We are proud to support groups that help strengthen our culture and communities.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit

Host sponsor for 10 years

Ohio Black Farming Conference

The second annual conference was held at Central State University with support from the Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide

Hispanic Heritage Awards

Exclusive broadcast sponsor since 2018

Columbus Festival Latino

Sponsor of the annual event organized by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts since 2017

Classic for Columbus

Presenting sponsor of the 2021 multicultural festival and football game, which showcases Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBUs) and featured rival schools Central State University vs. Kentucky State University

The difference is great

100 Best
Companies to Work For
Diversity Best Practices
Inclusion Index
Best Companies
for Diversity3
Top 50
Companies that Care
100 Best
for Working Moms, Dads and Companies for Multicultural Women
Secretary of Defense
Employer Support
Freedom Award3
Human Rights Campaign
Best Places
to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
Best Workplaces
for Women
Black Enterprise
Best Companies
for Diversity4
Latina Style
50 Best
Best Companies for
Latinas to Work
Top 75
Companies for
Executive Women
Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE) received industry recognition:
Top honors for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the Wealth Management Industry Awards / Diversity Champion Award from Investment News / ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Award for Diversity & Inclusion
32019 recognition
42018 recognition