At Liberty Mutual, diversity is about all of us and inclusion requires all of us. To create a diverse and inclusive workplace, we need everyone all in. We know that men serving as allies can help strengthen Liberty’s D&I efforts and increase collaboration across differences. We wanted to find an effective way to let men know they have a crucial role in this work and provide tools to help men become more effective allies.
We started by intentionally focusing on increasing gender collaboration skills through a six-week immersive online learning pilot and with gender collaboration dialogues in partnership with our women and male allies ERG, [email protected]
In 2014-15, we held listening sessions with male employees across our offices. These sessions informed our Men as Allies initiative.
We launched Men as Allies in 2016. This ongoing initiative includes learning resources and actionable steps to help men increase their D&I and collaboration skills. A dedicated intranet site and discussion forum provide spaces to learn, act and share ideas around allyship.
In 2019 we are building upon what the Summit started. This includes:
Attracting, retaining and advancing women at all levels is critical for any company that wants to succeed in today’s global marketplace. Initiatives like Men as Allies and Race & Ethnicity Collaboration, as well as the work of our ERGs and allies are crucial. We’ve made great progress in the last six years, though like other companies who have taken the CEO Action for D&I pledge, we still have more to do.