COLUMBUS, Ga., February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Aflac, leader in supplementary insurance in the weannounced that Aflac we President Therese White has been recognized as a 2022 Influential Leader by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of International affairs (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance. White was nominated for this honor by her alma mater University of Troy Sorrell College of Businesswhere she obtained her Masters in Management.
Now in its seventh year, the Influential Leaders initiative honors notable alumni of AACSB-accredited business schools whose inspiring work serves as role models for the next generation of business leaders. This year’s class represents 27 Diversity and Inclusion Champions.
“Influential leaders like Teresa create lasting impact on business and society by advocating and driving innovative change, and her business credentials only scratch the surface of who she is both as a person and as a than a leader,” said President of AFAC and CEO Dan Amos. “The secret to Teresa’s success is her sincere concern for others, and this recognition is a testament to her admirable record of innovation and growth while maintaining Aflac’s reputation as a champion of diversity, inclusion and fairness. Teresa’s unwavering commitment to purposeful caring helps make her the exceptional woman that she is and Aflac the industry leader that we are.”
Aflac’s workforce is 66% women and nearly 50% people of color, 64% of board members are people of color or women, and women hold more than 30% of board positions. management, deputy director or above, at Aflac Japan. Making a difference when it matters permeates the entire company with 72% of Aflac’s philanthropic spending in 2021 going to underserved populations, including a $600 million investment to fund affordable housing.
“by Teresa White achievements and influential leadership show us that there are many ways to elevate the voices and perspectives of all. She inspires us to listen, learn and act with authenticity and courage,” said Caryn Beck-Dudley, President and CEO of the AACSB. “It is a privilege to amplify his efforts and the entire 2022 class of influential leaders.”
The 2022 winners include advocates from businesses, nonprofits, universities, and governments who educate and empower others to create welcoming and inclusive spaces for all. Together, they represent one facet of business education efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) within the workforce and society – a key feature of AACSB’s 2020 Business Accreditation Standards and the subject of a recently released position paper. The document exemplifies AACSB’s commitment to equitable access to high-quality business education globally and calls on the business education community to embed DEIB principles into their strategies and cultures.
The unique stories of each winner and how they are creating meaningful and lasting impact in the world can be found at aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.
On Afla Incorporated
Afla Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) is a Fortune 500 company that helps protect more than 50 million people through its subsidiaries in Japan and the United States. we, where it is one of the leading supplemental insurers by paying cash quickly when policyholders become ill or injured. For more than six decades, the insurance policies of Aflac Incorporated subsidiaries gave policyholders the ability to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the weAflac is the leading provider of voluntary/site insurance products. Aflac Life Insurance Japan is the leading provider of medical and cancer insurance in Japan, where it insures 1 in 4 households. In 2021, Afla Incorporated was proud to be included as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere for the 15and consecutive year, Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the 20th time, the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the third consecutive year, and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In 2021, Afla Incorporated also became a signatory to the Principles of responsible investment (PRI). To find out how to get help with expenses not covered by health insurance, get to know us at aflac.com or aflac.com/espanol. Investors can learn more about Afla Incorporated and its commitment to ESG and social responsibility on Investors.aflac.com under “Sustainability”.
Founded in 1916, AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners and businesses to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB drives engagement, accelerates innovation and amplifies impact in business education. Find out how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.
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