Symetra Receives 2024 BISA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

BELLEVUE, Wash. — (March 11, 2024) — Symetra Financial Corporation received a 2024 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award from the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA), which annually recognizes the successful diversity efforts of organizations from the financial services industry.

“Symetra is honored to receive this recognition from BISA. We remain committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion — for our people, our customers, our partners and our communities — and to being clear and intentional about that commitment. We believe that continuing to expand how we think about meeting the needs of more diverse customer segments through inclusive product designs, distribution and marketing approaches, is critical to achieving our vision of ‘creating a world where more people have access to financial freedom,’” said Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Solynn McCurdy.

Presented by BISA DE&I Committee Chair Jim Nickens during the 2024 BISA Annual Convention in Hollywood, Fla., the BISA DE&I award recognizes member firms that demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation, and results in diversity management. It aims to promote the sharing of effective diversity strategies and tactics that create an impact within the industry as well as encourage and promote active participation by senior management in diversity efforts across the industry.

Symetra sponsored the convention’s Women's Networking event for the fifth consecutive year. Bank & Wirehouse Channel VP Dayna Cerrone led a panel discussion featuring industry leaders on a range of topics around advocating for diversity, including women as customers and leaders, allyship and talent management. Ms. Cerrone is a co-leader of the Symetra Women’s Action Group, a new coalition focused on promoting collaboration and allyship for women leaders across financial services.

Ms. Cerrone accepted the DE&I Award, joined by colleagues from the Retirement division and DEI Office. “Symetra is proud to support diversity and inclusion in financial services. Events like our Women’s Networking luncheon create space for candid discussion and provide opportunities for education, relationship building and inspiration. We will continue to drive critical initiatives forward, to find solutions within our company, within our business and wherever possible within our larger industry,” said Ms. Cerrone.

BISA is the leading financial services industry association dedicated to serving those responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of securities, insurance, and other financial products and advisory services through the bank channel.

About Symetra

Symetra Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent financial professionals and insurance producers.

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