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2019 Inclusion Award Winner Announced

2019 Inclusion Award Winner

October 24, 2019

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (October 24, 2019) — The Greater Des Moines Partnership and the Business Record have announced the 2019 Inclusion Award Winner. The Inclusion Award honors employers that have championed diversity and inclusion at their organization and within the community. The nominees are evaluated by a selection committee made up of members of The Partnership’s Inclusion Council and past honorees. The winner must be a Member or Investor of The Partnership. The chosen winner will be recognized at The Partnership’s 7th Annual Inclusion Forum held Friday, Nov. 15. They will also present their best practices on diversity and inclusion in the workplace at the Inclusion Forum. 

The 2019 Inclusion Award winner is Nationwide.

Nationwide is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products and employs thousands of associates at its West Locust Street campus in Des Moines.

Nationwide has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion. This commitment impacts every associate and ultimately extends outward to the communities and members the company serves. 

The company's associates and leaders strive to create an environment where everyone receives challenging work and opportunities, appreciation, respect and engagement. Their distinct perspectives and talents set Nationwide apart from other companies. Nationwide intentionally makes diversity and inclusion an integral part of how we do business.

One way this happens is through the company’s 15 Associate Resource Groups. These groups help associates find meaningful ways to connect with one another and be part of a group that matters to them. ARGs develop leadership skills, foster volunteerism at community events and recommend and/or implement creative ideas to enhance business performance.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,400 Regional Business Members and more than 340 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.