Allianz Life Earns Repeat Ranking on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies List

Insurer Recognized for Employee Programs Supporting Career and Life

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second consecutive year, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North
America (Allianz
) has earned a spot on the Working
Mother 100 Best Companies
list, ranking number 87. The annual award
recognizes Allianz Life for its commitment to supporting female
employees with opportunities for professional development while
maintaining a balanced life. Allianz Life is a leader in insured
retirement solutions and employs approximately 1,700 people in the Twin
Cities metro area.

“Allianz Life provides leadership and professional development
opportunities that all of our employees can utilize throughout their
careers,” said Allianz Life President and CEO Walter White. “Women make
up half of my direct leadership team, and they are particularly attuned
to the challenges of raising children while having a successful career.
We’re proud to maintain an array of programs and policies that can
create balance with our employees’ work and personal life outside our

Work–Life Balance an Allianz Life Priority

Allianz Life offers programs that recognize the interdependent
relationship among social well-being, physical health and financial
fitness. Having an emphasis on well-being is particularly helpful to the
mothers who work at Allianz Life. Employees get support in many ways –
an on-site child care center, parenting courses, flexible work
arrangements, an annual family-focused company picnic and paid volunteer
time. The company also has a women’s employee resource group that helps
participants enhance professional skills as women in the workforce.

Supporting the physical health of its employees, Allianz Life provides a
wellness program that includes an on-site fitness center and easy access
to preventive care such as smoking cessation, flu shots and on-site
mammograms. The company’s employees can enjoy healthy food choices in
the cafeterias and an at-work meditation program for reducing stress.
There is also access to financial advisors, tools and guidance to create
a healthy financial life.

“We want our employees to achieve their life goals, and as an employer
we work to consistently innovate with programs that help them do that,”
said Suzanne Dowd Zeller, chief human resources officer. “In support of
working mothers’ career enhancement, we have a women’s employee resource
group that draws more than 500 members and a Women’s Leadership Exchange
that develops current and future leaders.”

About the Working Mother Top 100

For 30 years, the Working Mother 100 Best Companies has honored
companies that support working families. The 100 Best collects data and
raises awareness of new programs designed to help working moms and all
employees thrive at work and home. The analysis includes responses to
more than 500 questions on workforce representation, child care,
flexibility programs, leave policies and more. The 2015 Working Mother
100 Best Companies were weighted on representation of women, advancement
programs and flex.

Allianz Life Recognized in Multiple Top Employer Lists

This recognition by Working Mother is just the latest in a string of top
employer lists for Allianz Life this year. In June Allianz Life was
recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials by FORTUNE,
having previously been ranked number 68 on FORTUNE’s list of 100 Best
Companies to Work For. Additionally, for six consecutive years, Allianz
Life has been on the Star
 Top Workplace
list (June 2015).

Life Insurance Company of North America
, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best
Companies to Work For in 2015, has been keeping its promises since 1896.
Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their
retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and
life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities,
Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial
services industry with 147,000 employees worldwide. More than 85 million
private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach,
and capital strength to help them make the most of financial


Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Sara Thurin
Rollin, 763-765-6703