GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell), the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care, is pleased to announce it has received a top honor from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as a recipient of the NACD NXTTM award, which recognizes exemplary board leadership practices that promote greater diversity and inclusion.
“Receiving this top honor reaffirms our dedication to diversity, which not only reflects our desire to create and maintain an inclusive environment for team members, but is also seen throughout our business practices, community outreach efforts and in the many lives we touch on a daily basis,” said GuideWell Board Chair John Ramil.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team for earning such a prestigious award,” said GuideWell President and CEO Pat Geraghty. “Our diversity and inclusion initiatives permeate throughout our company at all levels and exemplify our corporate values of respect, integrity, imagination, courage and excellence. Not only does diversity make our team stronger, but it’s a critical part of our success.”
The award was announced during the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit on Sept. 23, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. NACD NXT, in collaboration with Deloitte, is a multi-year initiative to help directors and boards understand how to leverage the power of diversity and inclusion to create long-term value. This year’s winners were chosen after an independent selection committee, composed of leading corporate directors, evaluated the boards of 40 organizations on their ability to drive innovation and business results by bringing diverse perspectives into the boardroom.
NACD represents more than 20,000 board members and is long recognized for leading boardroom practices and setting the standard for responsible board leadership.