GEICO Earns Top Companies for Women Technologists Award

GEICO sent an A-Team of IT associates to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Orlando, Fla., to help celebrate the company's Top Companies for Women Technologists Award. Pictured (from left) are: Marie Motowylak, Decision Sciences & Transformation director; Anu Pahwa, Business Intelligence team lead; Carolyn Tran, Digital Experience & manager; Heather Katz, Business Intelligence manager; Christine Antonsen, Business Intelligence team lead; and Connie Bray, Telecommunications manager. (Photo: Business Wire)

ORLANDO, Fla.--()--GEICO, the nation’s second largest and fastest-growing auto insurer, recently earned the prestigious Top Companies for Women Technologists award.

The award recognizes companies committed to building workplaces where women in technology careers can thrive. This year, the presenting organization evaluated dozens of U.S. companies representing 574,000 technologists across a variety of industries. evaluated nominees on the basis of representation, employee experience and programs and policies.

GEICO earned the highest total score for a company with a technical workforce between 1,000 and 10,000. cited GEICO for a “corporate culture that revolves around promoting diversity and inclusion” and “creating several rotational programs for entry level technologists and management that provide ongoing training for continued professional growth.”

“GEICO has always made diversity a top priority by promoting an all-inclusive environment that emphasizes leadership, training and career-advancing roles for women in IT,” said Marie Motowylak, GEICO director of decision sciences and business transformation. Motowylak accepted the honor on behalf of GEICO and added, “It’s important that we continue to create these opportunities that lead to successful and rewarding career paths.”

GEICO Executive Vice President and CIO Greg Kalinsky said, “Our commitment to innovation and our role in helping GEICO use technology to delight our customers has created incredibly dynamic technology opportunities for our IT associates. They tell me they are more successful and having a bigger impact than they ever dreamed. They are having unexpected careers that they find very rewarding. That’s what we love to see.”

Kalinsky noted, “We think the company’s success in all things digital – from its award winning website to its best-in-class mobile app – has been aided by having a diverse and committed workforce and presenting associates with dynamic career choices. Our focus on modernizing all systems that support our associates and customers is a testament to the critical role IT plays in our success. I am truly humbled and thrilled for all GEICO associates to be recognized as a Top Company for Women Technologists.”

In addition to IT, GEICO offers dozens of career paths in sales, customer service, claims, and marketing. There are several management development programs for recent college graduates. The company’s success has led to steady growth in its workforce and advancement opportunities for its 38,000 associates around the country.

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GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 16 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 24 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through GEICO Mobile, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

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