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Inclusion, diversity and equity

When you work at Foresters Financial, you’re encouraged to bring your authentic and most evolved self to the work environment. Our purpose is to enrich the well-being of our families, communities and employees. Inclusion, diversity and equity are at the core of our values and beliefs. Life at Foresters takes many shapes and forms, but each day ties back to being a part of a culture in which all our employees can thrive and do meaningful work.

“Creating an inclusive, safe environment is a priority at Foresters. I am proud of the achievements of our IDE Council and ERGs in providing our colleagues with opportunities for education, volunteering and a platform to have their voices heard. I look forward to seeing our IDE resources evolve so we can ensure that Foresters continues to support diverse thinking and inspiring collaboration.”

Nici Audhlam-Gardiner,

CEO Foresters Financial UK

“Watching the culture of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) evolve from its onset to our current position has been humbling, deeply rewarding, full of learnings and constructive insights. With each new ERG, we continue to strengthen and empower our employees to create spaces of inclusion and belonging, not just for ERG members but for every employee at Foresters. We are collaborating to build a culture where every employee feels visible and has a voice across our global organisation.”

Akinkunmi Akinnola,

AVP, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE)

Inclusion, diversity and equity in action at Foresters

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are the engine rooms for the culture of diversity, inclusivity and equity we are crafting at Foresters. These voluntary employee-led groups spur creative ideas and new perspectives which help shape our business and ultimately our success. They are also places for networking and community in which career development opportunities can be sought and lasting friendships are built.

AccessAbility ERG

The AccessAbility ERG is our disability, mental health and neurodiversity resource group. We chose the name ‘AccessAbility’ to focus on the solution, which requires close collaboration and targeted actions by a diverse group of stakeholders to create inclusion for individuals living with a disability at Foresters.

Black@Foresters ERG

The Black@Foresters ERG advances Foresters commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity within its Black employee population by providing support for racial equity, mentoring and career growth. The ERG is premised on dismantling anti-Black discrimination and enhancing the lived and professional experiences of Black employees throughout Foresters.

Foresters Multicultural ERG

The vision of the Multicultural ERG is focused on creating a work environment where cultural diversity leads to personal and organisational success. We believe that every employee has a rich cultural offering and background which is crucial to building a place of inclusion and belonging for everyone.

Pride at Foresters ERG

Pride at Foresters ERG members work to support Foresters as a leading choice for our LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Here you can engage with the global Foresters community and help provide input on programs and policies that foster an inclusive culture allowing the LGBTQ+ community to thrive as the fullest versions of themselves in the workplace.

Women’s+ Initiative Network (WIN) ERG

The WIN+ ERG actively supports a workplace that is safe and equitable for women and persons who identify as women to thrive and belong. Joining WIN+ ERG makes you part of a community that celebrates its members and supports their career aspirations or desire for mentoring and connection.

Stories from our employees

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