Committed to Diversity.
Committed to black interns.

industry champions

#1000blackinterns is a two-year initiative aimed at hiring 1000 Black interns in the insurance industry. We are proud to partner with employers who wish to proudly and collectively display their commitment to diversity. 

The insurance industry currently has a severe shortage of Black professionals at executive levels. In order to help shift that narrative and create intentional, sustainable impact, the industry must proactively groom the next generation of talent. One way to do so is through the increased representation of Black students in internships.

#1000blackinterns is proud to work with corporate partners to highlight their commitments, celebrate diversity and show the world that the insurance industry will be stronger than ever in the 21st century.

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Our Stories

ACORD Backs #1000blackinterns

ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) moves the global insurance industry forward by encouraging and facilitating global information, enabling improved efficiency, and implementing

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Diverse Talent Is Key To Profitability

he insurance industry is powerful, and its history is unique.  While some sectors of commerce exist solely to maximize profit, the insurance business model is one that has always worked to create financial security for many individuals and families.

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Our Founder

ngozi nnaji

Ngozi Nnaji has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Ngozi serves as Managing Partner/Principal of Ako Insurance Consulting, LLC. Her firm provides consulting services in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to providers, insurance agencies and brokerages across the country. 

Ngozi serves on the Board of Directors for the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) and is a founding member of NAAIA Greater Hartford Chapter (GHC).

Ngozi holds a B.S. in Actuarial Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a M.S. in Risk Management and Insurance from Florida State University. Ngozi teaches at Goodwin University on Customer Relations in a Multicultural World.

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How can your firm get involved and show its commitment to strengthening its talent pool?  Get in touch with us here and let’s diversify the future of the insurance industry, together.

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Our goal is to impact the industry!  We are excited about your potential interest to do your part! Contact us TODAY to solidify and memorialize your commitment towards bringing #1000blackinterns into the insurance industry!


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