What was it about Aetna that attracted Grace Figueredo to her position as the health-insurance company’s new Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer?
It was Chairman, CEO and President Mark T.
Bertolini’s dedication to diversity—and hearing his
compelling life story.
Bertolini told her how he donated his kidney to
his son after a cancer diagnosis and was open with
her in discussing his own disability. (Bertolini is
partially disabled because of a skiing accident.)
“He’s an individual who gets it,” says Figueredo.
“He’s fully committed and believes there’s an
opportunity for diversity to exist in healthcare in
“It’s very exciting. I love the energy and
commitment of the employee population. People
are engaged and want to make a difference.”
BY STACY STRACZYNSKI
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“I grew up learning how to
care for someone with a disability,
learning what it is to be different.”