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Valuing Diversity, Embracing Inclusion

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In 1984, when Elizabeth "Betty" Brinn founded a single Medicaid plan in Milwaukee, women owned just 10 percent of U.S. businesses. That fact didn't discourgae her; she wanted to help people who were falling though the cracks of the healthcare system. For Brinn, the challenge also presented a way to provide employmet opportunities for women returning to the workplace.

We are singularly focuses on our purpose - transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. In order to delvier culturally sensitive healthcare to our memebers, we depend on the diverse ideas, expereicnes and cultures that our employees, located around the globe, bring to the workplace.

Under the leaderhip of Centene's current Chairman, President, CEO, Michael Neidorff, Centene has grown into the largets Medicaid managed care organization in the country and the nation's number one insureer on the Health Insurance Marketplace. As our business footprint has expanded, so has our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Women represent 75 percent of our employees, 64 percent of employees in supervisory positions, and more than 30 percent of our executive team. More than 50 percent of our total workforce identify as people of color, including nearly 40 percent of our company's leadership.
Don Draiper
"Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a vital part of how we serve our members and communities. Being representative of the communities we serve allows us to see challenges the way our members do and innocate to offer solutions to meet those challenges."

- Michael Neidorff, Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer
Don Draiper
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"As the nation's largest Medicaid managed care company, Centene values the diverse ideas, experiences and cultures of our employees across the United States."

-Wade Rakes, Cheif Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Our People

Our workforce reflects the communities we serve. We thoughtfully engage diverse talent across the company, preparing these emplyees for leadership roles, and hire diverse candidates who have a passion for serving our members. In total, more than 75 percent of Centene employees are women, 50 percent of all employees identify as minorities.

Our Approach to Diversity & Inclusion

Along with commitment and advocacy from leaders at all levels of the company, Centene's approach to diversity and inclusion is driven by four key pillars:

National Employer Recognition

We are proud to be among the top scorers in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, as well as the Disability Equality Index, sponsored by the joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN. Additionally, Centene Chairman, President, and CEO Michael F. Neidorff was one of the first to sign the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion Pledge.
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