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Northwestern Mutual Showcases Ongoing Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion with National Conference Sponsorships
Company partners with Grace Hopper and the National Black MBA Association

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual is dedicated to ensuring an inspiring, inclusive workplace in which everyone feels highly valued and actively engaged. This month, the company is a sponsor of two key diversity and inclusion conferences, including the National Black MBA (NBMBAA) Conference and Grace Hopper Celebration.

Northwestern Mutual. (PRNewsFoto/Northwestern Mutual)

"At Northwestern Mutual, we believe that cultivating a diverse workforce makes us a better company for everyone, from our clients to our employees," said Raymone Jackson, director of diversity and inclusion, Northwestern Mutual. "We are excited to sponsor these two conferences that help us provide even more opportunities to women and African Americans."

Both conferences serve as a platform to connect with top talent and empower attendees with tools and resources to grow professionally. Northwestern Mutual and other companies have the opportunity to engage with top females in the technology space at Grace Hopper as well as recruit attendees from the NBMBAA Conference.


The National Black MBA Association is committed to promoting education and economic empowerment of African Americans. Kicking off today, this year the conference returns to Detroit, a city that is symbolic of the work that the organization has done in the African American professional community. A longtime partner of the NBMBAA, Northwestern Mutual also sponsors the organization's local chapters throughout the country. Full agenda:

Grace Hopper Celebration:

Held September 26-28 in Houston, the Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest conference for women in technology. Produced by and presented in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Grace Hopper Conference aims to inspire women to make career advancements, reject social standards and transform the technology industry. Northwestern Mutual's participation in the conference will include key activities such as an Open Source Code-A-Thon for Humanity offering attendees the opportunity to collaborate on projects in order to create change and a Senior Women's Program (SWP) designed to reignite the passion and address the varied needs of experienced women technologists.

Northwestern Mutual is also providing funding for several students to attend the conference through GHC Scholars. The scholarships are those in fields such as computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline such as electrical engineering and physics. Full agenda:

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $265.0 billion in assets, $28.1 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company manages more than $125 billion of client assets through its wealth management and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2018.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).


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