American Family COO Telisa Yancy featured in Wall Street Journal podcast, article
COO Telisa Yancy recently shared her experiences and perspective as a Black executive in corporate America for a Wall Street Journal podcast and news story.
American Family’s Chief Operating Officer Telisa Yancy recently shared her experiences and perspective as a Black executive in corporate America for a Wall Street Journal podcast and news story.
You can listen to the podcast here and on the Spotify, Apple and other podcast platforms as Yancy explains her personal and professional journey. The podcast also features comments from Dr. Adia Wingfield, professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, whose research examines how and why racial and gender inequality persists in professional occupations.
The podcast is a companion piece to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, featuring Yancy and other Black C-suite executives. In that article, which you can read here if you have a Wall Street Journal subscription, Yancy talks of her experiences and American Family’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
The podcast and article affirm practices taking root across the American Family group as we work to achieve our strategic goal of further increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of our teams. Those practices include commitment from the top, increasing diversity in leadership in addition to employee ranks, and intentional inclusion and development opportunities for diverse employees in all areas of the company.
About the American Family Insurance group
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 254 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The General, Homesite and Main Street America. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.