Our differences make us stronger.

We're working toward a world where everyone can show up as their true selves, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences with them. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace creates an environment filled with exceptional individuals. These colleagues contribute to our success and help us better serve our customers through innovative solutions to their evolving needs. 

Our diversity and inclusion goals

Our vision to create impact

We aim to be a destination for talented and innovative professionals from all backgrounds. This aligns with our company’s focus on offering a wide range of solutions to serve our diverse customer base and creating positive change in our communities.

Our mission to influence success

We embrace diversity in all forms. Our robust programs, trainings, and events spotlight and celebrate the characteristics that make each of us unique. We strive to ensure employees from all backgrounds can thrive and reach their greatest potential.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

In an increasingly competetive marketplace, we can only succeed when we work with the best. We value individuals who will shape our future through distinctive thoughts and ideas – and empower them to bring their authentic selves to work each day.

“Transamerica has made a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, and we’re proud to be an organization where all perspectives are valued, and employees can be their authentic selves at work. We believe this fosters a more equitable workplace and enhances the communities where we live and work."

— Evette Creighton, Sr. Leader, Talent Strategies, Inclusion and Diversity
40%

of Transamerica Management Board members are women

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

Through our number of employee resource groups at Transamerica, we encourage employees to share their cultures with each other through educational events and sharing on our internal intranet resources for all. All our ERGs are employee led and company sponsored to ensure our employees have the support they need. Diversity and Inclusion is a journey that takes us all.

Women Lead Change Conference

The Aegon Transamerica Foundation was a Platinum sponsor for the Women Lead Change conference in Cedar Rapids, IA. This conference was attended by over 100 Transamerica employees this year. At the conference, employees heard from a variety of speakers from all backgrounds. From actresses to fitness instructors there were a number of speakers covering different topics over the two days of engaging fun. Employees had the opportunity to network with coworkers and others in the community. This is one of the many opportunities we offer employees to attend to enhance their development.

Diversity and inclusion pillars and programs

We strive to create a culture of inclusivity through the pillars of our workforce, our workplace, and the marketplace. Each pillar includes strategic programs that support this multi-faceted approach.
  • Workplace programs

    We’re building a professional culture that engages and welcomes everyone to ensure all employees feel a sense of belonging.
  • Employee resource groups (ERGs)

    Our 12 employee resource groups provide opportunities to create a sense of community among a wide range of individuals.
  • Education and awareness

    Transamerica offers diversity and inclusion education through an unconscious bias training program. We also offer awareness opportunities through our employee resource groups.
  • Meetings with leadership

    Employee resource group members regularly participate in ideation sessions with Transamerica leaders. This ensures diverse perspectives are represented in strategy and formal initiatives supported by the business. 
  • Focus groups on women and life insurance

    We’ve conducted focus groups for “Designing Solutions to Empower Women” to gain the perspective of women on life insurance. The insights have led to proposed product features and changes.
  • Workforce programs

    We’re integrating inclusion, equity, and diversity into our recruitment strategies to create a more diverse workforce. 
  • Leadership development

    We provide opportunities for future leadership to minority talent through programs like talent review, women in sales development, emerging and executive leadership development, and mentoring. 
  • Talent acquisition

    Efforts to attract diverse talent include professional and college recruiting at minority serving organizations, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Hispanic Serving Institutions. 
  • INROADS

    Transamerica partners with INROADs, a non-profit organization that helps prepare underrepresented students by providing them with access to resources and corporate experiences through internships.
  • New and emerging leadership development

    Each year a cohort of new and emerging female leaders participate in a leader development program to gain leadership insight, skills, and experiences that they can apply personally and professionally.
  • Marketplace programs

    We’re strengthening how we live these values with our customers and in our communities to create positive change.
  • D&I awards

    Outside recognition demonstrates how we put our words into action. These benchmark awards and recognition help us celebrate our strengths and understand our opportunities.
  • Supplier diversity

    We’re committed to fair inclusion in our procurement activities. We seek to foster business relationships with diverse suppliers who offer high-quality goods and services with competitive pricing.
  • Engagement in the community and key memberships

    As a company, we pride ourselves on our community engagement and memberships. We partner with local and national community coalitions and organizations to reach diverse communities.
  • Aegon Transamerica Foundation

    We work alongside the Aegon Transamerica Foundation to make a difference in our communities, both locally and nationally. 
46%

of Aegon Transamerica Foundation donations went to diverse and/or underserved communities in 2022

“Transamerica is deeply committed to inclusion and diversity, and we recognize that we must continue to enhance our efforts. Our colleagues and our communities help us think of opportunities to grow, as individuals and as an organization, so we can do more for our employees, customers, and partners.”

— Holly Waters, Chief People Officer

Diversity and inclusion awards

Evidence of our commitment is reflected in the external diversity and inclusion awards we've received. These benchmarks help us to continually assess and measure our progress.

On the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ equality since 2018

Seramount 2022 Inclusion Index

Seramount 100 Best Companies for working parents

Dave Thomas Adoption Friendly Advocate

Seramount Best Companies for Dads

Seramount Top 75 Companies for Executive Women

* Seramount is a leader in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space and works to empower inclusive workplaces for all.

“Transamerica not only encourages, but celebrates, diversity. I am proud to work for a company that takes action to ensure that my community feels valued, respected, and appreciated, always.”

—Devin Hedlund, Supervisor, Online Interaction Team

Employee Resource Groups

All Transamerica employees can be a part of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). They help us better appreciate our similarities and differences and understand how diversity in the workplace benefits our business, community, and marketplace. ERGs are employee-driven, company-sponsored, and focus on what matters most to employees.  

Black Professionals for Change

This group is focused on moving beyond diversity toward a world without racism, where everyone is celebrated, uplifted, recognized, and included.  

Dimensions: Diverse Abilities Partnering Together

In support of disabled employees and families with disabled members, this group provides resources for all employees to understand and help create a more inclusive workplace.   

Expatriate Network

This network offers support and resources for employees new to the United States, as they adapt to life in a different country. Members share their talents and resources to build strong relationships and a sense of community with diverse viewpoints.

Family Connections

Members create a supportive network for employees who are parents, parents-to-be, caring for elders, or represent other family dynamics. The group provides resources and assistance for adjusting to the life changes that come with having family.

Generations Network

This group strives to create a more dynamic workplace through shared knowledge and understanding. It encourages different generations to learn from each other and discover new ways to work together. 

Hispanic or Latino Affiliation

Members share the values and vitality that derive from multiple cultural heritages to show how diversity can strengthen and lift all Transamerica employees and customers.  

PROUD: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex Asexual+ 

These employees are creating a workforce where the presence and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) employees and their allies are welcome and celebrated. Members positively impact our business and strengthen our culture of diversity and inclusion. PROUD celebrates individuals’ differences, supports LGBTQIA+ employee awareness, and brings the needs of LGBTQIA+ consumers into focus.  

People Using Technology

This network promotes collaboration to develop and use technology and leadership skills to enrich experiences within our company and our community. Members can come together to foster innovation with, and through, technology.

Rise: Asian Affinity

This group facilitates bonding experiences among employees who share an interest in East Asian culture. It promotes a better understanding of the culture, tradition, and work environment of East Asia and supports club members’ growth in their careers.

Spectrum Multicultural Network

This group is a multicultural network whose goal is to celebrate the intersection of diversity and culture while providing access to a range of senior leaders and influencers. The group offers networking and educational opportunities, tools, and resources that emphasize a commitment to making a positive impact in the workplace and community.

Veteran’s ERG 

Members share a vision to enhance our culture of diversity and inclusion through the differences and experiences military veterans bring to the company. The group wants veterans to be seen as valued members of, and contributors to, Transamerica. It includes active and inactive military, veterans, military families, and anyone who would like to learn more.  

Women’s Impact Network 

This group is committed to women — and the men who support them — having a voice through development and mentorship. The Women’s Impact Network (WIN) wants to ignite a passion among its members for making positive contributions in the workplace.

100%

of our ERGs have a high level senior executive as their executive sponsor

“Transamerica’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is evidenced by its unwavering support of employee resource groups, in the internal training offered to employees, and in the unprecedented engagement of senior leadership. Taking an active role in these offerings has benefited me both personally and professionally. Today I can say, I am encouraged and feel more included than ever before.“

—Tawanda Saffore, Strategic Account Manager

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