Since 2017, Cigna has been a signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, which is the largest CEO-led alliance to champion the business community to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace by working collectively. The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion focuses on 3 main areas: creating a safe workplace environment for dialogue, mitigating unconscious bias, and sharing best–and unsuccessful–practices.
In 2018, Cigna participated in the Day of Understanding as a signatory of the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity and Inclusion. We joined over 150 leading organizations across the country to create conversations that increase skills and raise awareness. The goal of the workshops was to increase understanding of unconscious biases and build a more trusting place to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion, as well as equip leaders in the organization with ways to have courageous conversations.
This is a bold action that we all took together, as signatories of the CEO Action and as leaders within our communities, in order to further embrace differences in our organizations, educate our people, and build more inclusive cultures inside and outside of our workplaces. Cigna engaged approximately 50 facilitators and nearly 750 individuals who attended sessions across the enterprise, where we facilitated conversations of understanding and explored blind spots to build understanding to explore barriers to having conversations around diversity.
Live sessions took place in Bourbonnais, Illinois; Bloomfield, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Franklin, Tennessee; and Nashville, Tennessee. Cigna also offered over 30 virtual sessions for team members located in other offices or working remotely.
Disclaimer: The report covers calendar year 2018 and unless otherwise noted, excludes the combination with Express Scripts, which closed on December 20, 2018.