Many People, One Company
We're committed to diversity. It starts with our executive staff and is reinforced throughout our organization.
Our President and CEO, Daniel J. Loepp, developed the Diversity Leadership Council to be responsible for our staff commitment to diversity. The council is made up of executives from different areas of the organization. They help employees understand diversity and inclusion.
We reinforce our commitment through diversity training. It's essential for our business growth and support of our members.
Our employee resource networks strengthen this commitment. The networks bring together employees who have a common interest. They promote diversity, create professional development opportunities and provide fresh perspectives to make our business better.
Some of our events that expand cultural awareness are:
- Diversity expos
- Heritage month celebrations
- Panel discussions and seminars
Our country’s workforce is becoming increasingly diverse. At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we’re proud of the diversity in our workforce. Over 40 percent of our employees are people of color and 73 percent of our employees are women.
We have gender equality in our leadership positions:
- 52 percent of our higher management (director and up) positions are filled by women
- 41 percent of our vice presidents are women
- Eight women serve on our 35-member board of directors
“At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse culture for our employees, customers and members. We value the importance of understanding, respecting and accepting ALL people. Regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or physical ability, we are committed to providing a path for all people to maintain a healthy lifestyle here in Michigan.
Regardless of these dimensions, access to health care is an imperative to all people. Our efforts to engage employees in creating an inclusive environment will provide best of class access, service and understanding of diverse colleagues and members.”
— Amal Berry-Brown, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion