Diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion at UFG

At UFG, we want to make sure everyone feels valued and empowered. We focus on providing opportunities for everyone, no matter who they are, what they do or where they’re at in their career. To us, DE&I is about giving people a voice, appreciating our differences and providing employees the resources needed to succeed.

Purpose statement

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) at UFG Insurance is about leveraging strengths and appreciating our unique differences, allowing us to achieve greater success. Cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where different genders, races and experiences are welcomed, respected and appreciated is a priority.

We are committed to creating equal opportunities for all employees to grow, engage and contribute fully as valued members of UFG.

Championing diversity, equity and inclusion is not just something we do, it is the core of who we are.

Read more about our vision, mission and values to find out more.

Promise to employees

We recognize that our people are our most valuable asset. They are at the core of our values and we celebrate the unique attributes of our people.

We invite everyone to bring their authentic, whole self to work. It is through our shared awareness and commitment to these principles that we foster a culture of belonging, where everyone is welcome, respected and appreciated.

The DE&I council's promise statement to all UFG employees: A promise to build an inclusive culture that celebrates belonging and the diversity of all employees.

Des Moines Register's 2021 Top Workplace Award badge

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If you share our same vision for success, we encourage you to view our career opportunities and apply online for a position today!

Our DE&I initiatives

UFG's commitment is reinforced through initiatives centered on our people, partners and philanthropy, creating an inclusive work environment built on the foundation of a strong sense of belonging that encourages:
  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and participation that empowers and advances all groups and perspectives.
  • Work-life balance to accommodate employees' varying needs.
  • Giving back to the communities we serve to advance change and promote greater understanding and respect for diversity.

UFG is also listed on CR Pride’s Affirming Business Registry, meaning we’re a LGBTQ-welcoming company where people can feel safe, welcomed and affirmed.

Design Element
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leadership positions:

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DE&I awareness sessions
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in a six month period
*Metrics as of September 30, 2022.

Our employee-led ERGs are intended to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment that aligns with our vision, mission and values. These groups are led and participated in by employees who share a common characteristic or interest. Plus, they are a fun way to meet new people!

ERG: Epic women's forum

Many of our employees, no matter their gender identity, find our EPIC women's forum to be a fountain of inspiration that helps build them into the empathetic leaders they wish to become.

ERG: Employee well-being

We encourage all our employees to be mindful of their mental and physical well-being and have multiple programs available including this open, honest and vulnerable ERG.

ERG: Multicultural

Designed to cultivate a sense of belonging, UFG's multicultural ERG encourages employees to bring their unique, authentic self to work and do their best to drive a culture of respect and celebrate inclusivity.

ERG: Pride alliance

Created to be a resource for all UFG employees — regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression and identity — by promoting a welcoming, inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQIA+ members, allies and advocates.

UFG is committed to offering both formal and informal awareness and education opportunities on diversity and inclusion. Whether it's a small focus group or a formal delivery to an entire business unit, our goal is to have every employee engage in at least two training opportunities each year.

At the start of 2022, we introduced discovery sessions with the goal of helping employees discover diversity through small group, facilitated discussion. A different topic is offered each quarter and allows small groups to dig into different topics around diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants enjoy the opportunity to share their diverse perspectives in a psychologically safe and comfortable setting where every voice can be heard, respected and honored.

We’re thrilled to celebrate 75+ years of serving diverse stakeholders from across the nation including shareholders, independent insurance agents, business owners, vendors and community members. 

View our corporate responsibility page for more information.

We’re building a better pipeline through strategic partnerships and inclusive hiring practices, both internally and externally. DE&I is a focus in our leadership development program, employee career journeys and succession planning. 

Our DE&I scorecard holds us accountable to be better through data analysis focused on measuring the impact of our efforts on education and awareness, talent management and ERGs. 

Below is a transparent report of employee demographics as of July 2023.

Employee demographics
EthnicityEmployee countPercent of total (employee count)
American Indian/Alaskan Native20.19%
Black or African American343.26%
Hispanic or Latino494.70%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander10.10%
Not specified50.48%
Two or more races181.73%

GenderEmployee countPercent of total (employee count)

Leadership demographics
EthnicityEmployee countPercent of leadership
Black or African American31.71%
Hispanic or Latino 52.86%
Two or more races31.71%

GenderEmployee countPercent of leadership

Executive leadership demographics
EthnicityEmployee countPercent of executive leadership (AVP, VP, C-suite)

GenderEmployee countPercent of executive leadership (AVP, VP, C-suite)

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