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Nationwide—Prioritizing LGBT Workplace Inclusion

The well-known Nationwide slogan, “On Your Side,” embodies Nationwide’s culture of inclusion. Nationwide brings this slogan to life by putting its people first--whether by prioritizing “we value people” as one of the company’s core values, offering comprehensive and equitable benefits coverage to spouses of both same and opposite-sex relationships, or one of the many other ways it engages its associates.

Early on, Nationwide was intentional about creating a culture where LGBT associates could bring their whole selves to work. Ignited by employees’ grassroots efforts since the 1990s, Nationwide’s approach to LGBT inclusion has evolved over time. Clear hallmarks of success include a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index for over a decade, as well as the impact its LGBT Pride Associate Resource Group has made to the business and in the community.