Diversity & Inclusion at Aon

Diversity & Inclusion at Aon


We're committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and collaborative workplace culture—one where colleagues feel empowered to unleash their full potential while expanding client and community impact and enabling business growth. We believe diversity drives insight, and that by giving the top talent seats at our table, we’ll produce the best outcome for clients.

Our Vision


To be a leading professional services firm, we must model an inclusive work environment and unmatched and diverse talent strategy. This will allow us opportunities to:

  • Better anticipate, understand and serve our clients and communities.
  • Attract, grow and retain the best colleagues.
  • Outperform for the benefit of shareholders.

Our Inclusion Commitment


An inclusive culture is one where we all feel encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work…every day. Inclusion at Aon is characterized by a sense of belonging; where colleagues feel respected and valued for who they are. It’s the achievement of a work environment where everyone can do their best work, have fair and equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the firm's success.

One of the ways Aon is ensuring progress is by providing colleagues with the opportunity to demonstrate their personal commitment to inclusion. By voluntarily and visibly pledging "I'm in," they can indicate their support for every colleague to be themselves, where non-inclusive behavior is not tolerated or accepted. The alignment and integration of this and other inclusion best practices, across all areas of Aon, will drive business growth while creating valuable opportunities for clients, colleagues and communities.

Our Business Resource Groups


Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are essential in bridging opportunity gaps while creating spaces where differences thrive. Our BRGs are a collection of Aon colleagues who voluntarily work together to help us advance our diversity and inclusion commitments. We focus on four key integration areas: professional development, recruitment, engagement and retention, and community and client.

Our Apprenticeship Program


Launched in 2012 in the UK and now available in the U.S., Aon's apprenticeship program provides opportunities for young professionals to develop vital skills in the workplace while earning a competitive salary as they learn. Apprentices are offered permanent positions with competitive salaries and full support for professional study and qualifications.

The apprenticeship program has helped Aon build an alternative talent pipeline of young, highly-skilled and diverse professionals (i.e., 90% of participants come from under-represented groups). This program helps us attract the best and brightest, while providing young professionals with advanced education and work experiences.

Our Pro Bono Legal Program


Aon's Global Pro Bono Initiative, launched in 2014, provides legal counsel to immigrants and refugees often fleeing terrible danger and seeking asylum in the U.S. Many of the individuals we represent face grave risk of persecution in their home countries due to race, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Since 2015, colleagues in the law department have taken on 9 asylum cases in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center. We’ve secured asylum in 5 cases, with 4 still pending trial.

Aon has received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 11 straight years (2006-2017). In 2017, Peter Lieb, General Counsel, accepted the Human Rights Corporate Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) on behalf of the Aon Law Department in recognition of the team's dedication to offering pro bono legal services to refugees in need.

"We pride ourselves on fostering an inclusive work environment where opportunity and success are defined by one’s character and capability. We share a conviction that cultivating an inclusive culture – where diverse views and experiences are welcome and where everyone has opportunities to grow – is directly related to our ability to win in the market."

- Greg Case, President & CEO, Aon plc

"Having the best talent – fully equipped and engaged to deliver results for our clients – that's really what we’re talking about. At Aon, we know that the best talent is diverse and that our ability to value and harness that diversity will be key to our continued growth."

- Lashana Jackson, VP, Global Head of Talent Management & Inclusion, Aon plc

"Diversity is critical to our success, but we recognize that’s not enough. What's truly important to our colleagues, clients and communities is inclusion. At Aon, we're creating an inclusive culture where everybody's in and engaged in bringing the best capabilities Aon has to offer."

- Kristin Slavish, Global Talent Leader, Executive Talent Management & Inclusion, Aon plc


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