Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Northwestern Mutual receives 2018 Bubbler Award

Named one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work for Young Professionals

By - Apr 23rd, 2018 04:11 pm
(From left): Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee; Raj Patel, Vice President of Talent, Organization and Development for Northwestern Mutual; and Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of WEDC.

(From left): Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee; Raj Patel, Vice President of Talent, Organization and Development for Northwestern Mutual; and Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee. Photo courtesy of WEDC.

MILWAUKEE, WI. April 23, 2018— NEWaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today presented Northwestern Mutual with a 2018 Bubbler Award.

Every year, NEWaukee hosts the Bubbler Awards: Best Workplaces for Young Professionals in Wisconsin as part of YPWeek. The Bubbler Awards shine a light on the companies’ achievements in serving the interests and needs of younger workers.

“The world of talent attraction and retention has changed dramatically. The standard offering isn’t going to work with the next generation of talent,” said Angela Damiani, CEO of NEWaukee. “The Bubbler Awards recognize the Wisconsin companies that have made great advances in their ability to attract, keep and grow their young talent. We are proud to highlight companies like Northwestern Mutual that are truly among the best places to work for young professionals in Wisconsin.”

NEWaukee and Mayor Barrett presented the award onsite at the YPWeek Northwestern Mutual Luncheon: Becoming a Boss (Lady).

Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company, employs more than 5,000 employees in southeastern Wisconsin. The company is known for providing an employee experience that fosters professional growth, collaboration, work-life balance and an environment where employees can be themselves.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the best places to work for young professionals,” said Jo Eisenhart, executive vice president and chief people officer. “Northwestern Mutual is a magnet for talent because of challenging work, opportunities to learn and grow, and the chance to make an impact for our clients and in our communities.”

“Keeping the quality workforce that we’ve grown here in Wisconsin, as well as attracting workers from outside of the state, is vital for the future of our businesses and communities. Northwestern Mutual demonstrates the type of strong leadership that is needed to establish the state as an ideal workplace destination for young professionals,” explained Tricia Braun, WEDC deputy secretary and chief operating officer. “WEDC and its many partners, including the state’s young professionals’ groups, are working together to promote Wisconsin as a destination for business, personal and professional fulfillment. That’s why it’s important for us to celebrate companies like Northwestern Mutual that are proactively adopting new ways of working that appeal to professionals today.”

The Bubbler Awards are part of YPWeek Wisconsin, and highlight the innovative approaches businesses are taking to attract and retain talent. The nomination evaluation centered on what millennials are looking for in today’s workplace, including competitive salary and benefits; opportunities for advancement; and employee and community engagement. For the full list of 2018 Bubbler Award winners, click here.

YPWeek, founded in 2012, is a weeklong platform of discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to young professionals. YPWeek Wisconsin has continued to reach across the state with the support of WEDC since 2015, and its participants are collaborating with the organization on a shared communication platform designed to retain, excite and grow the state’s talent pool.

YPWeek incorporates this platform into its programming, leveraging “Think-Make-Happen” as an organizing theme. Now in its fourth year, YPWeek Wisconsin 2018 features more than 200 events and 30 public projects occurring in 29 communities across the state.

For more information about the Bubbler Awards and YPWeek Wisconsin, please visit: www.ypweek.com.

About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $265.0 billion in assets, $28.1 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company manages more than $125 billion of client assets through its wealth management and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 97 on the 2017 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2018.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company® (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).

About NEWaukee

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

About the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. Working with more than 600 regional and local partners, WEDC develops and delivers solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network. Visit www.inwisconsin.com or follow WEDC on Twitter @InWisconsin into learn more.

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