Aflac Receives Fifth Fortune Accolade This Year
COLUMBUS, Ga., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After receiving numerous honors
throughout 2005 as an employer of choice, Aflac ends the year with yet another
accolade in this category. Fortune magazine named the leading insurer as one
of the Top 50 Employers for Women, making it one of the most applauded
companies recognized by the prestigious publication within the last 12 months.
The announcement was published in the Career Opportunities feature section of
the magazine on December 12.
Women make up an impressive 70 percent of Aflac's workforce, well above
the national average. Over 30 percent serve as upper-level management. Women
at Aflac oversee major departments, such as Human Resources and Sales Support
and Administration, with the responsibility of directing more than 4,000
employees and a 60,000-member sales force.
"We are especially proud to be recognized as an industry leader when it
comes to providing career opportunities for women," said Daniel P. Amos, Aflac
chairman and CEO. "At Aflac, we understand the integral part that women play
in bringing added value to the work we do every day and to the continued
success of our business."
To compile the list, Fortune partnered with Smart Revenue Research, a
leading research organization that provides consumer insights and solutions,
to evaluate company data such as:
- Number of female officers.
- Percentage of women in the workforce.
- Recruitment of women employees.
- Family benefits offered, including child care and flexible work
Earlier this year, Aflac was named to multiple Fortune magazine listings,
including America's Most Admired Companies, the 100 Best Companies to Work For
in America, the Global 500 listing, and the Top 50 Companies for Minorities.
In April, Essence magazine named Aflac a Great Place to Work for African-
For 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to
direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event
causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-
renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company
in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Aflac's insurance
products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac
has been included in both in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most
Admired Companies and Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best
Big Companies for five consecutive years. In January 2005, Aflac was included
in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America
for the seventh consecutive year. Aflac was also included in Fortune
magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August 2005, and in
September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the Life Insurance Company of the Year
at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review.
Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York
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