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Aon Expands Membership Role to Focus on Building Global Inclusive Workplaces

Posted on 02 Nov 2011

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In alignment with its commitment to diversity and inclusion as a global firm, Aon, a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resource consulting and outsourcing, today announced that it has become a global member of Catalyst, the premier research and advisory organization working globally with businesses to build workplaces and expand opportunities for women and businesses. Aon had been a U.S. member of Catalyst since 2006.

The announcement was made today by Greg Case, Aon's president and chief executive officer, at the Women in Leadership Roles Forum in New York, which is an annual event promoting women in leadership roles in the insurance industry co-sponsored by Aon and Swiss Re, and hosted by Chartis.

"Aon is proud to be part of the Catalyst membership community," said Case. "At Aon, the statement 'hire the best, build the best, be the best' captures both the promise and potential with respect to our firm creating an exclusive environment that nurtures the unique background, skills and creativity of our over 60,000 global colleagues.

"We look forward to working with Catalyst and utilizing their resources and capabilities so that we can continue to attract and retain top talent and remain competitive in the global marketplace."

Aon has undertaken several initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion in its workforce, including an emerging leaders development program; an online mentoring tool that matches proteges and mentors according to development needs and strengths; 11 Business Resource Groups with over 50 local chapters operating in offices around the world, and building relationships with specific professional membership organizations to enable the firm to recruit the best talent from other industries. Aon also has received a 100 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for the past four years, and was recently named "One of Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work" by Diversity MBA Magazine.