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A workplace that works for our associates

We are committed to advancing a culture of inclusion where our associates can bring their full selves to work each day. A diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and workplace is critical to Nationwide’s success. Bringing together the unique characteristics of each of us is an integral part of who we are and how we operate as a company. We are proud of Nationwide’s inclusive culture, which supports every associate’s success in an environment where they are appreciated, engaged and respected.

More than a workplace — a community

Our associates seek a great culture, and many find a community with our Associate Resource Groups (ARGs). These groups empower associates to move the business forward, give back to the community and develop professionally and personally. Nationwide’s ARGs are associate-initiated and associate-driven groups that come together voluntarily with the goal of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and enhancing Nationwide’s success.

We’re committed to maintaining an associate base that reflects America’s diversity. That’s why we take an integrated approach to attracting, developing and retaining talented associates across all levels of the company — from high school and college interns through our most senior leadership positions.

Sparking innovation and preparing for the future

A diverse, equitable and inclusive culture starts at the top.

Representation through our C-suite officers (as of 12/31/2022) is:

20 %
racially/ethnically diverse

Building strong communities

When our communities thrive, so do we. We’re strengthening communities through strategic partnerships, philanthropy and volunteerism.

We continue to focus on raising awareness and making connections to shape a more inclusive world. To achieve this, we developed robust campaigns and proactively activated partnerships to help identify and remove barriers to opportunity — establishing an added layer of external accountability.

In 2022, associates contributed


Associates contributed this amount during Nationwide’s Social Justice campaign. Contributions benefited local and national social justice organizations and were matched dollar for dollar by the Nationwide Foundation.
We helped Hispanic-owned businesses sell


At the 2022 U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference, we donated our booth space to over a dozen Hispanic-owned businesses to increase awareness and support their sales.

A standard requirement for doing business with Nationwide is a commitment to creating opportunities that promote supplier diversity, which resulted in Nationwide’s suppliers spending over

$43 million
on diverse suppliers in a 12-month period.1

As part of its ongoing mission “to improve the quality of life in communities where Nationwide members, associates, partners and their families live and work,” and in furtherance of its Social and Economic Empowerment Strategic Impact area, the Nationwide Foundation made a program-related investment in Adelphi Bank, an Ohio state-chartered bank. Designated as a Minority Depository Institution, Adelphi Bank will have a significant focus on serving several minority communities in Franklin County.

We’re building awareness of financial education and wellness in the Black community through our strategic partnership with HBCU Connect, the largest network of students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs).

Nationwide partnered with HBCU Connect and the Financial Alliance for Racial Equity (FARE) in October 2022 for an event that brought together students from HBCUs and young professionals to learn more about generational wealth building. Participants were also able to interview for internships and full-time positions with Nationwide and other FARE firms.

Celebrating our successes

We’re honored to be recognized for our diverse, equitable and inclusive culture.

100 Best
Companies to Work For
Seramount Inclusion Index
Pinnacle Company
Latina Style
50 Best
Companies for Latinas
Top 50
Companies that Care
100 Best
Best Workplaces
for Women
Human Rights Campaign
Best Places
to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
100 Best
Companies for Multicultural Women
Secretary of Defense Employer Support
Freedom Award2
Exceptional Workplace
Best Workplaces
for Millennials
Top 75 Companies
for Executive Women
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Diversity through partnerships

We continue building upon our recruiting partnerships by expanding our current partnerships and establishing new ones.

Partnership diversity
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Diversity through partnerships

We continue building upon our recruiting partnerships by expanding our current partnerships and establishing new ones.

Partnership diversity
[1] This represents the period between July 2021 to June 2022.

[2] 2019 recognition — one-time award.