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Northwestern Mutual – Goodwin, Wright Recognized for Championing Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Northwestern Mutual – Goodwin, Wright Recognized for Championing Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Office receives $15,000 to support ongoing partnerships

ATLANTA – December 4, 2020 – After reviewing dozens of submissions from local offices across the country, Northwestern Mutual has announced its inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Champion Awards. Northwestern Mutual – Goodwin, Wright has been recognized for making a tangible impact in creating an inclusive work environment; attracting and developing a diversity of talent; building a pipeline for growth opportunities; and engaging with the diverse communities they serve.

“Our first Diversity and Inclusion Awards generated impressive applications from offices throughout our network, demonstrating our collective commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive culture,” said Ron Adams, vice president of field diversity and inclusion, Northwestern Mutual. “We’re proud to recognize our colleagues for their efforts and look forward to continuing our company-wide growth, progress and action in this space.”

As part of its recognition, Northwestern Mutual – Goodwin, Wright has received $15,000 to advance diversity and inclusion efforts in its office. The office has an active and engaged Diversity and Inclusion council and has implemented business strategies and policies to attract, support and retain the success of diverse talent. They have invested heavily in talent acquisition, client-building and philanthropy as part of these initiatives. Managing Partner John Wright II was also recently honored as a 2020 Atlanta Business Chronicle Corporate Diversity Champion.

“Diversity and inclusion efforts are at the heart of our vision as we continue to raise awareness, promote education and grow a supportive culture that embraces differences,” said Wright. “We will leverage these funds to deepen our relationships with existing partners, as well as support other ongoing efforts as part of this focus.”

This award is part of Northwestern Mutual’s continued commitment to expand its efforts in diversity and inclusion. The company recently established its Sustained Action for Racial Equity task force, which is comprised of key leaders in both the home office and field and includes CEO John Schlifske. The group examines racism and inequality from several perspectives to identify what else the company can do to make a difference internally and within its communities.

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual’s commitment to combating inequality, please visit the company’s website.

 About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping people and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a holistic planning approach, Northwestern Mutual combines the expertise of its financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to help its clients plan for what’s most important. With $290.3 billion in total assets, $29.9 billion in revenues, and $1.9 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.6 million people with life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, and brokerage and advisory services. The company manages more than $161 billion of investments owned by its clients and held or managed through its wealth management and investment services businesses. Northwestern Mutual ranks 102 on the 2020 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2020.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM)(life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries in Milwaukee, WI. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (investment brokerage services), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (investment advisory and trust services), a federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.

Last updated on December 14, 2020

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