American Family’s Anisha Jackson recognized as leader in supplier diversity
American Family Insurance Supplier Diversity Manager, Anisha Jackson, was selected as one of DiversityPlus Magazine’s Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity. Jackson was of one of 25 women chosen for this year’s list for her commitment to continuously striving to create new opportunities for women and diverse businesses.
In the 14th edition of the list, DiversityPlus Magazine named women who are proactive leaders in their organization and communities. Jackson, who joined American Family in 2020 was nominated by one of her colleagues.
“The need to address persistent racial inequities in society is what motivates me,” said Jackson, “I want to help create meaningful and lasting opportunities for diverse business owners.”
As part of American Family’s supplier diversity program, business owners receive assistance with important accreditations such as being a minority- or woman-owned business. Such recognition can open the door to greater exposure and opportunities that can lead to long-term success. In addition, American Family’s program also provides mentoring, training and networking for these business owners.
In 2021, Jackson was named North Central Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NCMSD) Advocate of the Year and American Family was named national corporation of the year by the organization. During her career in this field, Jackson has won numerous awards that recognize the positive impact supplier diversity has on businesses.
American Family Insurance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for its customers, employees, agency owners and business partners. In 2022, for the second consecutive year, American Family Insurance was named a Top 50 company for diversity by DiversityInc, ranking 39. For the first time, the company was also recognized on DiversityInc specialty lists, receiving recognition as a top company on two lists – Philanthropy and ESG (environmental, social and governance).
American Family was also recognized for the seventh consecutive year as a best place to work for LGBTQ equality and received four out of five stars in the VETS Employer Indexes Awards. In addition, incoming CEO Bill Westrate signed the CEO Diversity and Action pledge, reaffirming the company’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
For more information, view DiversityPlus’ 2022 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity press release
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. 251 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 Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.