Diversity
through
partnerships

Advancing associate diversity through partnerships

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

Some of our newer, national partnerships include Ascend; International Association of Black Actuaries; Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences; National African American Insurance Association; Organization of Latino Actuaries; and Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries.

Opening doors of opportunity

Through partnerships with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Auticon, we’re removing workplace barriers for differently abled individuals and better equipping our leaders to support our associates of all abilities.

Nationwide successfully partners with Auticon

When learning about Auticon’s mission to improve employment prospects for neurodivergent people, Nationwide was eager to begin working with the tech consulting company in 2020. With the help of Auticon’s training, coaching and placement services, this program has successfully matched individuals on the autism spectrum with job opportunities at Nationwide, including four individuals in technology and one in finance who thrived in their roles in 2022.

Hear about Ian Corbett’s fascinating journey and experience with Auticon and Nationwide.

Jump-starting careers

Nationwide is using an innovative “earn and learn” approach based on an apprenticeship model, which involves helping students and early-career professionals from underserved communities develop the skills they need while earning a competitive salary working part time in our business.

Nationwide continues to realize significant success with this approach and is expanding its program in 2023 to some Columbus City School graduates (the largest school district in Ohio) who participate in the Columbus Promise.

A joint initiative of the City of Columbus, Columbus City Schools, I Know I Can and Columbus State Community College, the Columbus Promise covers tuition and fees for Columbus City Schools graduates who are eligible and attend Columbus State Community College.

Creating change through sponsorships

We build strong partnerships supporting diverse communities across the country.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit
Host sponsor for 12 years
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Provider of $1.5 million in scholarships since 2008
Classic for Columbus
Presenting sponsor of the 2022 College Basketball All-Star Game, which highlights HBCU student-athletes
Columbus’ Festival Latino
Sponsor of the annual event organized by the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts since 2017
The Executive Leadership Council
Provider of $1 million in scholarships since 2017
Hispanic Heritage Awards
Exclusive broadcast sponsor since 2018
Latina Style Business Series
Title sponsor for 11 years
National Black MBA Association
Partner since 2010
National Urban League
Partner since 2008
Ohio Black Farming Conference
Supported in partnership with the Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide since the event began in 2020, the conference celebrates and recognizes the efforts of Black farmers through an engaging conference featuring speakers, networking and workshops.
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Advancing a culture of inclusion

We are committed to advancing a culture of inclusion where our associates can bring their full selves to work each day.

A culture of inclusion
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Advancing a culture of inclusion

We are committed to advancing a culture of inclusion where our associates can bring their full selves to work each day.

A culture of inclusion