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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hanover is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for everyone

We aim to create an environment where employees of all levels—from associates and analysts to managers and executives—can listen to and learn from each other to create an equitable workplace

Ultimately, we believe that embracing our varied backgrounds in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, religion, and global perspectives is fundamental to our success.

We are embracing fresh, innovative perspectives on our teams and creating a culture where everyone is appreciated, empowered, feels safe and welcome, and can bring their authentic selves to work. We know we serve our clients and members better when our own company mirrors those we serve. This is central to our values, and we want to demonstrate our commitment in our actions.

We are working in all areas of our company in how we find, hire, develop, and promote our talent to be a more inclusive and equitable organization where every voice is valued, everybody is included, and everyone can succeed. We know we have more work to do.

57% of all new hires identified as female and overall 56% of Hanoverians identify as female.
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22% of all new hires identified as Black, Indigenous and People of Color and overall 21% of Hanoverians identify as BIPOC.
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62% of Hanover’s workforce is Millennials; 23% Gen Z, 14% Gen X, 1% Boomer
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As of November 2023

Hanover’s Affinity Groups

Hanover’s Affinity Groups are an employee-led, Hanover-sponsored essential network that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Open to all Hanoverians, together, they support inclusion in recruiting and retaining talent, empowering personal and professional growth, and highlighting opportunities for all Hanoverians to participate in giving back to each other and to our communities.

of Hanover Employees participate in our Affinity Groups (as of May 2021)

Our Purpose

The Hanover Black Caucus formed with the goal of connecting the Black employees throughout Hanover and offering a safe community for them to freely discuss their thoughts and experiences.

Who We Are

We collaborated with Hanover’s leadership to advocate for Black employees and transform Hanover into the inclusive, diverse, and equitable organization we can all be proud to work for.

Our Goals

  • Produce a culture that expands dialogue regarding race.
  • Improve current company demographics.
  • Provide platforms whereby Black employees can be heard, seen, and respected.
  • Increase awareness by promoting information that promotes anti-racism.
  • Be of service to ourselves, others, and mankind.

Our Purpose

The Hanover Organization of Women exists to support women at Hanover across sector, position, and location through professional and community development events.

Who We Are

The Hanover Organization of Women formed to provide a safe forum for discussion and collaboration.

Our Goals

  • Explore what it means to be a woman in the workplace.
  • Celebrate successful women and their careers.
  • Empower female employees of Hanover to shape their work environment.

Our Purpose

Hanover’s Parents and Families provides an environment for parents, caregivers, parents-to-be, and their colleagues to discuss the unique challenges (and rewards) of raising a family, and how that impacts life both at work and outside of work.

Who We Are

Hanover’s Parents and Families discusses topics that impact working caregivers and their colleagues, such as:

  • Finding the optimal work-life balance while remaining flexible and organized.
  • Keeping children engaged.
  • Remaining responsive to our work activities and tasks at Hanover.
  • Offering family-centered suggestions to leadership.
  • Celebrating small and big wins and the secret sauce to success.

Our Goals

  • Increase membership in order to have stronger advocacy and ongoing discussions around our group’s mission and goals.
  • Amplify conditions, resources, and benefits for working parents and caregivers.
  • Discuss family-centered financial resources (e.g., college savings, meal planning, staycations).

Our Purpose

Hanover Pride seeks to provide a collaborative space and social outlet for Hanover’s queer community and its allies.

Who We Are

We program events, provide resources, and organize fundraising efforts for marginalized LGBTQ+ populations.

Our Goals

  • Empower queer voices at Hanover.
  • Foster a welcoming, supportive, and visible queer community.
  • Promote an equitable workplace, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

DEI Research and Implementation Support

Across our company, we have invested in developing resources on diversity, equity, and inclusion to assist our clients and members.

Resources for Higher Education Leaders

Colleges and universities are at the forefront shaping perspectives of the future workforce. It’s imperative that every institution provides a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment for all students and especially those who are underrepresented minorities and low-income students. The resources below can help develop the systems that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Resources for Business Leaders

DEI is critical not only to engage employees and signal an organization’s values but can also provide measurable improvements in job satisfaction and lift an organization’s bottom line. Our report on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Measurement Best Practices” can help organizations measure, design, and plan a DEI program in their organizations.

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