The Professional Latino Allstate Network (PLAN) was honored with a national award in 2012. In December, LATINA Style Magazine announced PLAN had earned a place on its list of the Top Five Employee Resource Groups of the year. In its December 2012 issue, the magazine highlighted some of PLAN's 2012 accomplishments including offering new development opportunities to members, introducing fireside chats with leaders, and continuing involvement with nonprofit partners like Casa Central, HACE and ALPFA.
LATINA Style based its third annual search for the Top Five ERGs on a number of criteria related to community involvement, employee empowerment and business impact, such as diversity recruitment, employee retention, mentoring, product or service development, and consumer outreach.
"This award has invigorated members with a new level of passion and commitment," said Lupe Gallardo, PLAN board member. "We are excited to continue finding ways to move Allstate's strategic priorities forward."
- Membership growth strategy included increasing regional membership to include 150 new members in Arizona and New Mexico.
- Launched Fireside Chats to discuss state-of-the-business topics with leaders, and leverage PLAN members' deas; the first Fireside Chat resulted in a partnership between PLAN and Claims.
- Hosted "A day in the Life of a Premier Agency Owner and a Top Latino Sales Manager."
This ERG story appeared in the 2012 ERG Annual Report.