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Assurant Honored as a Corporate Game Changer by Women’s Forum of New York


Assurant is recognized for its strides towards gender parity in the boardroom

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 –Assurant, a provider of specialty protection products and services, will be honored by the Women’s Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions.  The Company, which has a representation of 20 percent women on its board, is applauded for efforts to advance gender parity in the boardroom.

“We’re proud to be recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York for being an inclusive organization. Assurant’s diverse workforce, senior leadership team and board of directors represent a rich tapestry of experience, perspective and talent,” said Assurant President and CEO Alan B. Colberg.  “The extraordinary women in leadership roles at Assurant exemplify our core values and contribute to our ongoing success.”

Assurant’s board includes female leaders with extensive financial experience. Elaine D. Rosen was elected to the board in February 2009 and serves as non-executive chair. She also is a member of the board’s compensation committee. Elyse Douglas was elected to Assurant’s board in July 2011. She is a member of the board’s audit committee and chair of its finance and investment committee. Assurant’s commitment to inclusion extends to the Company’s Management Committee, which also includes diverse membership.

“We commend Assurant and its work towards achieving a greater gender balance in the boardroom,” said Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig and Chair of the event.  “Assurant knows that more women on boards is smart business and their success is an inspiration to others.”

The event will bring together an audience of more than 500 honorees, including CEOs and board directors, along with business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of forward-thinking companies.

For more information about the Women's Forum of New York or the Women's Forum CEO-Sponsored Database, please visit http://www.womensforumny.org/.

About the Women's Forum of New York

The Women’s Forum of New York is the city’s premier organization of women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women, representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of women’s leadership through programs which enrich members lives personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative, which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of nearly 6,000 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums around the world.

About Assurant
A global provider of specialty protection products and related services, Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) safeguards clients and consumers against risk. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant partners with clients who are leaders in their industries to provide consumers peace of mind and financial security. Our diverse range of products and services includes: mobile device protection products and services; extended service products and related services for consumer electronics, appliances and vehicles; pre-funded funeral insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; property preservation and valuation services; flood insurance; renters insurance and related products; debt protection administration; credit insurance; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

With approximately $30 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue, Assurant provides its specialty protection offerings primarily through Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, and Assurant Employee Benefits. Through the Assurant Foundation, established more than 30 years ago, the company and its employees are dedicated to supporting and partnering with organizations that improve communities. www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter @AssurantNews.

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Media Contact:
Vera Carley
Assurant, Inc.
Assistant Vice President, External Communication
Phone: 212.859.7002
vera.carley@assurant.com  


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