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 sixth consecutive appearance in the distinguished LATINA Style 50 Report.
As one of the most respected analysis 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. With the historic changes occurring in the health care industry today more than ever, our strong focus on diversity helps the company improve the health care needs of our diverse consumers and transform health care with trusted and caring solutions,” said Jose Tomas, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “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.”
In addition, through the work of WellPoint’s Hispanic associate resource group SOMOS, the company continues to raise awareness about the Hispanic culture, creates professional growth opportunities and promotes an inclusive workplace in which the unique perspectives and experiences of Latinos are valued. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), SOMOS has played a key role in collaborating on business initiatives to help raise awareness of the ACA among Hispanic consumers as well as develop programs and initiatives with the Hispanic health consumer in mind.