A prestigious journal that recognizes leaders for their commitment to diversity is spotlighting Larry D. Zimpleman, chairman, president and CEO of the Principal Financial Group ®. Profiles In Diversity® Journal is recognizing Zimpleman as one of 33 CEOs from around the globe for achievements in diversity and inclusion.
Larry Zimpleman, chairman, president and CEO of Principal Financial Group (Photo: Business Wire)
"We're proud to celebrate business leaders like Larry who have demonstrated a true commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment and are champions for diversity in every sense of the word,” said Katherine Sandlin, editor-in-chief, Profiles In Diversity Journal. Zimpleman has been instrumental in promoting and strengthening the commitment to diversity and inclusion at The Principal ®. He is a key supporter of Employee Resource Groups at The Principal that are designed to help diverse groups of employees feel welcomed and respected. The groups include: African American/Black, Asian, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Ally, Hispanic/Latino, New Employee, Veterans, Disabled, Women in Technology and Women’s Network for Leaders. The groups give a formal setting for employees who have similar interests and who have been underrepresented in the workforce and/or have faced societal adversity. The groups also help educate the majority population. Zimpleman also leads the Global Connection Program, giving the company’s 14,800 employees the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and best practices by connecting with employees across the globe. “Diversity is critical to our success and every employee plays a role,” said Zimpleman. “The breadth of experiences and perspectives offered by so many employees—at all levels—from locations across the globe, makes us stronger. We need to continue to celebrate differences and make sure to foster an inclusive environment so all employees feel welcomed and accepted. That is when we do our best work and are able to focus on our shared mission: to help people meet some of the most important challenges of their lives.”