WellPoint, Inc, (NYSE: WLP) announced today that it has been recognized as one of the top 50 U.S. companies by LATINA Style Magazine for providing the best opportunities for professional Latinas in the workplace. This year marks WellPoint’s fifth consecutive appearance in the LATINA Style 50 Report with the company ranking 18 on this year’s list.
Considered to be the most respected evaluation of corporate America’s career advancement opportunities for Latinas, the LATINA Style 50 report evaluates more than 800 of the most prominent corporations in the United States as part of their extensive search. Companies responding to the LATINA Style's questionnaire are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace, including the number of Hispanic women executives and board members, Hispanic community outreach, employee benefits, alternative work policies, military recruitment, mentoring and leadership programs.
“We are very excited that WellPoint has once again been named to the prestigious LATINA Style 50 Report. This award is a testament to WellPoint’s commitment to a workforce that reflects the many cultural backgrounds and walks of life of our members and customers,” said Karin Sarratt, vice president for talent management and chief diversity officer at WellPoint. “Our strong focus on diversity helps the company improve health care value and attain our mission of improving the lives of the people we serve and the health of our communities.”
Through the work of SOMOS, WellPoint’s Hispanic associate resource group, the company continues to raise awareness about the Hispanic culture, creates mentoring and professional growth opportunities and promotes an inclusive workplace in which the unique perspectives and experiences of Latinos are valued. SOMOS also collaborates with key business initiatives aimed at developing programs and initiatives with the with the Hispanic health consumer in mind.