Crawford & Company, a global provider of claims management and outsourcing options to insurance brokers, carriers and corporates, has established an Office of Diversity that will be tasked with designing and implementing programs that promote an inclusive culture and focus on achieving the company’s diversity goals.
According to Chief People Officer Bonnie Sawdey, the establishment of the office will formalize the company’s commitment to diversity. It will be led by Nidhi Verma, vice president of learning & talent development. commented.
Crawford currently supports several organizations dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion, including the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters’ Special Interest Group, Women in CILA. Additionally, in 2017, the company launched the Women Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program, a high impact e-learning and networking experience that empowers women leaders to achieve their career goals.
“Our goal is to value the different backgrounds and perspectives of employees and create safe spaces that allow employees to bring their authentic selves to work and inspire them to reach their full potential,”continued Sawdey.
Under the leadership of Verma, the office will guide and oversee the company’s diversity initiatives by creating programs that promote an inclusive culture. In February, the company will roll-out unconscious bias training for employees and managers.
Based in Atlanta, Crawford & Company’s global network serves clients in more than 70 countries.
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