John Hancock is a recognized as a leader in championing the value of diversity, and opening opportunities for all. We are proud of the awards and recognition we have received over the years.
As a corporate sponsor of this program, once a year the Company nominates employee's of color who have demonstrated a history of achievement in their profession, progression within the Company, potential for further advancement, and commitment to voluntary community services on behalf of youth. Recipients agree, with the active support of the Company, to perform 40 hours of community service during the year.
John Hancock participated in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index which benchmarks employers and their policies as they relate to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion. This year, John Hancock was one of 407 organizations to be awarded 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, making John Hancock one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
In 2007, John Hancock participated in the Age Friendly Workplace Certification process with Retirementjobs. com to ensure that we had the tools necessary to ensure the attraction and engagement of the 50+ workplace. The certification evaluates the policies and practices of employers against a recognized array of the "best practices" of known age friendly employers.
John Hancock was the 2003 recipient of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs' (NSHMBA) 2003 award that recognized the Company's outstanding efforts in promoting diversity and fostering Hispanic leadership. The mission of NSHMBA is to foster Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development in order to improve society.
At the 20th anniversary fundraising dinner of Boston's AIDS Action Committee on Oct. 1 that raised $300,000 for that organization, John Hancock was honored with a 2003 Spirit of AIDS Action Award for its work with the AAC. Calling John Hancock "a partner and friend of AIDS Action throughout our 20 years," AIDS Action Committee founder Larry Kessler praised the company's bold willingness to support the AAC when many other companies were afraid to provide the support.
John Hancock was the 2003 recipient of the Adrienne Williams Spellman Corporate Diversity Award. This award was presented by Freedom House Inc. at their 2003 Champions of Freedom Awards Gala. Freedom House, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1942 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Their mission is to promote the long-term, sustainable economic and social development of Boston's communities of color. John Hancock was recognized as a corporate champion of diversity in the Boston community.
John Hancock was the recipient of the MCCA 2002 Employers Choice Award. The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is an organization that advocates for the expanded hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys in corporate law departments and the law firms that serve them. This award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have a commitment to and succeed at creating and maintaining and inclusive corporate legal department.
John Hancock was the recipient of the 2001 Arnold Z. Rosoff Award which is presented by the Boston Idea Group (B.I.G.) in recognition of the Company's exemplary initiatives to promote, advance, and create a more racially and culturally diverse environment. The goal of this organization is to make our community more inclusive, more valuable and more inviting.
John Hancock was the recipient of the 2000 Black and White Coming Together Award. Black and White Boston Coming Together is an organization that works toward increasing interaction between the races and capitalizes on the good will that does exist in and around the Boston community. Award recipients are chosen based on their presence in the inner city while developing a profitable business enterprise.
Watch this video to hear about opportunities and experiences Caroline has had as an employee.