Representing Allstate at NBMBAA
In September, a team of Allstaters attended the National Black MBA Association 2018 National Conference. Here is what Sharon, one Allstater who participated in the conference, said about her experience:
“Being able to attend the NBMBAA conference and represent Allstate was a great reminder of how important it is to be present and connect with diverse communities of talent. The NBMBAA offered tremendous opportunities to celebrate the journey and the successes across the black community while becoming more aware of the challenges and setbacks the community has faced and still faces today. As someone who was both trying to attract and engage these talented MBA students to Allstate opportunities and trying to understand experiences of African Americans in the workplace, I found myself even more heightened and inspired to bring it back to the work my team and I are doing around recruiting at Allstate.
“It made me feel very proud to be there on behalf of Allstate!”
I walked away from the event feeling that no matter who you are or what job title you hold, you are positioned to make a difference in your own work culture by giving power to the voice that isn’t represented in the room. Whether it’s by actively seeking diverse talent to join your organization or to join you working teams, by listening to and embracing others’ perspectives, becoming more aware of privileges and how they can be used toward making a difference and ensuring we are bringing a deeper and richer perspective to the conversation. To me, that was pretty powerful!”