BOSTON (Dec. 4, 2020) – Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) has named Liberty Mutual Insurance as one of its 2020 Innovative Initiatives Winners for its WE@Liberty Women and Allies employee resource group’s self-care series. The annual award recognizes the initiatives that Boston companies have implemented to advance women in the workplace.
The BWWC is a public-private partnership between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston business community whose mission is to close the gender wage gaps in Boston and make it the best place in the country for working women by removing the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement. Liberty Mutual is one of the original signers of the BWWC’s 100% Talent Compact, a first-in-the-nation approach to reaching pay equity for working women.
Supported by Liberty Mutual’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion, WE@Liberty launched the self-care series in March as a way to concentrate on the wellness needs of employees - including staying connected and working through challenges in this “new normal.” The WE@Liberty leadership team enhanced the group’s self-care series and held over 150 virtual events on emotional well-being and practicing mindfulness as well as eight live panel discussions centered on the personal and professional challenges of life in a COVID-19 world. Over 12,000 employees attended these events.
Additionally, the 15 WE@Liberty U.S. chapters held over 90 events across the country, including virtual happy hours, clothing drives, and resume workshops. At the same time, WE@Liberty continued to offer skill building and networking opportunities, forging ahead with its mentoring programs, the Women in Leadership series and WE mingle events. With allyship more critical than ever, they also continued to engage men and expand Men as Allies workshops. These programs provided members with opportunities to grow their careers, maintain friendships and continue to build their networks.
All of this activity drove employee interest in WE@Liberty, increasing group membership by 14 percent from Q1-Q3 and increasing views of the WE@Liberty internal group page 25 percent year over year from 2019 to 2020 and placing it in the top five most-engaged-with internal communities.