At The Principal , the collection of our backgrounds is what makes us different, unique. Culture. Age. Experience. Skill. Education. Ability. Perspective. We all have something to bring to the table. And, that something is what helps us serve our customers and understand their financial needs. It's only through a diverse team, that we can be successful in serving people around the world.
We know that success depends on diversity. Success in business and success in the community. At The Principal, diversity is not just about what makes each of us different - it's also about what we have in common. When you bring the two together, it makes us all better. That's why we look for diversity in the talent we hire and provide the tools to thrive once you're here.
We're in the business of helping people reach financial security. And keeping them secure. From simple planning tools to a wide range of financial products, we've been helping individuals and businesses of all sizes for more than 125 years. You don't have that type of success without an eye toward the future. We're champions of growing businesses businesses owned by more women and minorities than ever before. That's why we're proud to help make these growing businesses better. From our sponsorship of research studies and unique networking events to our support of diverse suppliers, The Principal is committed to creating opportunities for entrepreneurs.
With this type of commitment to other businesses, it's no surprise that we work just as hard for our employees. Flexible work schedules, prenatal care programs, a Muslim prayer room, domestic partner benefits and resource groups for employees of varied cultural backgrounds are just a few examples of what we offer employees to create an environment of learning, sharing and excelling.
When you give, you get. Through charitable giving, volunteer efforts and sponsorships we're able to educate our neighbors and promote topics of diversity where we do business. Professional events, disability mentoring days and multicultural heritage festivals are just a handful of the things we do to help build stronger and smarter communities.
These are just some of the ways we've embraced and celebrated diversity. But, our efforts won't stop here. We're a growing, global organization with a unique appreciation for diversity. So, we'll keep making opportunities for our customers, our business partners and our employees. Because at the end of the day, what we're all looking for is a little respect, right?