COLUMBUS, Ga., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced that it has been named a LATINA Style Top 50 company by LATINA Style Magazine in the publication's annual LATINA Style 50 report. The report is distributed to Hispanic professional and civic organizations, national women's organizations, more than 2,000 colleges and universities, members of congress and the White House. LATINA Style surveyed more than 800 companies for this study. The list appears in LATINA Style's August issue.
"We are proud to be recognized as a Top 50 Company by LATINA Style magazine and to have made this elite list after more than 800 companies were surveyed," Aflac chairman and CEO Dan Amos said. "We embrace our commitment to diversity because we know that in a market as diverse as America, it makes us a stronger company."
Companies are evaluated based on issues that LATINA Style readers identified as most important to them in the workplace. Among the principal areas of evaluation are: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women's issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations. Evaluations for the 2009 annual report were based on 2008 data.
The LATINA Style 50 companies will be honored on February 4, 2010, during LATINA Style's awards ceremony and Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. The companies will also be recognized at an exclusive awards reception at the White House.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. As the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan, Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. In 2009, Aflac was recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third consecutive year and was also named by the Reputation Institute as the Most Reputable Company in the Global Insurance Industry for the second consecutive year. In 2009 Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eleventh consecutive year. Fortune magazine also ranked Aflac No. 1 on its global list of America's Most Admired Companies in the Life and Health Insurance category. Aflac appears on Hispanic Enterprise magazine's list of the 50 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity and on Black Enterprise magazine's list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. Aflac was also named by Forbes magazine as America's Best-Managed Company in the Insurance category. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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