"We have an incredible responsibility to lead with humility and act with humanity, using our voice to engage in deeper conversation with the people who trust us to fulfill our mission’s work."
– Brian D. Pieninck, President & CEO
At CareFirst, we invest in inclusion, demand equity and nurture belonging every day for our employees and the communities we serve. We rely on the rich diversity of our employees’ experiences and backgrounds to achieve our mission.
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We provide opportunities for our employees to connect with community partners across the region. Our “One Company, One Team” culture invites all employees to do well and do good in the communities where we live, learn, work, play and seek care. Each year, Difference Makers participate in our Week of Equity and Action, a series of workshops and community volunteer opportunities. Taking part reinforces our commitment to empathy, inclusion, equity and belonging.
Our 10 ERGs connect employees over various shared identities and passions. ERGs provide opportunities for employees to develop skills to be a leader, create forums for community building and deepen the company’s engagement with our employees and our communities. These groups are an opportunity for our employees to have an impact on our business goals, the overall employee experience and CareFirst’s mission.
Celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Asia and addressing the unique needs and interests of employees of Asian and Pacific Islander origin. From addressing racial and social issues to breaking down stigmas within the Asian community, the AAPI United ERG seeks to build awareness of our diverse culture, create opportunities for education and career development and to amplify Asian voices in CareFirst and throughout the community.
Serving as agents of change on environmental issues and serving as a forum for CareFirst employees interested in, and passionate about, environmental sustainability. ASCE focuses on being a change agent within the organization by addressing the intersection of the healthcare industry and environmental sustainability, environmental justice and health equity.
Advocating for Black and African employees that diversity is the foundational key for collaborative progression. The group encourages solutional dialogue to strengthen commitments, cultivate partnerships and promote advancement amongst CareFirst employees and the communities we serve. All are welcome no matter their race, gender, age, disability, orientation or social status.
Providing social support and networking opportunities for working parents, guardians and caregivers as they strive to balance personal and professional commitments. One of the ways the ERG does this is by analyzing company resources and recommending program improvements to promote the well-being of parents and caregivers.
Inspiring our employees to expand diversity and inclusion efforts of the Hispanic and Latino community at CareFirst and in the regions that we serve. The ERG promotes cultural awareness, increased diversity and provides professional development and networking opportunities to our employees as we support the Hispanic and Latinx communities.
Creating, promoting and supplementing the wellness activities that assist CareFirst employees in obtaining a healthy, happy and empowered lifestyle both personally and professionally. From monthly challenges to peer support groups, the Healthy Living ERG helps any employee achieve their wellness goals.
Attracting our military and veteran employees, as well as families and friends of those who serve or have served in all branches of the military. This group also helps veterans transition to and succeed at CareFirst through programs and activities held throughout the year.
Engaging our LGBTQ+ employees and allies to raise awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ inclusion issues and opportunities. The group supports local pride parades and helps inform the company about LGBTQ+ healthcare needs in our region.
Championing personal and professional growth and fostering an environment where all women can thrive at CareFirst. WIN empowers women employees and allies through accountability, mentoring, education, open forums and outreach opportunities to impact key policy changes which position CareFirst as a progressive employer.
Connecting our employees to workshops and opportunities that will prepare them to be future leaders for our company. The YPRG focuses on what we need to have long and successful careers at CareFirst.
For more information on CareFirst’s diversity actions, contact [email protected].