When Julie O’Hara-Harvey joined Principal® in November 2021, one of her first to-dos was to spearhead creation of the Pal Program. Onboarding at any company can be difficult, and post-pandemic stresses have only made it harder to connect with peers, figure out company culture, and find ways to meaningfully engage. The Pal Program—which pairs a new employee with a mentor for 60 days—addresses those issues head on, says O’Hara-Harvey, who is senior affirmative action/equal employment opportunity program manager and diversity consultant with Principal.
Financial services company earns top score on 2022 Disability Equality Index
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 27, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Principal Financial Group® was named on the list of the “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” after earning a 100 score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index® (DEI). The DEI is the world’s most comprehensive benchmarking tool for companies to measure disability workplace inclusion against competitors.
Pandemic widened persistent financial health gap between men and women; Black and Latina women and low-income women fare the worst in new findings.
CHICAGO, July 14, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Financial Health Network, the nation’s authority on financial health, in partnership with the Principal® Foundation, today released The Gender Gap in Financial Health report, exploring why women in America continue to fare worse financially than men. The study explores the systemic challenges to women’s financial health and reveals an interconnected set of issues that constrain financial security.
Financial services company to sponsor four professional golfers for remainder of 2022 season
DES MOINES, Iowa, July 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Principal Financial Group® today announced it has struck a deal to become the official financial services sponsor of four PGA and LPGA athletes: Daniel Berger (USA), Tyrrell Hatton (ENG), Jennifer Kupcho (USA), and Celine Boutier (FRA). The Principal® logo will appear on player hats or shirt sleeves as part of the sponsorship agreement – marking the first time the 140-year-old company has ever sponsored individual professional athletes as part of its marketing strategy.
PHF and Principal announce charitable initiative at PHF end-of-season awards
BOSTON and DES MOINES, Iowa, May 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) and Principal® announced a new end-of-season charitable initiative that expands upon the company’s role as the exclusive financial services marketing partner of the PHF. As part of the end-of-season awards, Principal will donate $10,000 directly to a charity of choice on behalf of each PHF player that won the PHF Foundation Award for the 2021-22 regular season.
Global financial services leader commits to investing in women’s sports with new professional women’s hockey partnership
DES MOINES, Iowa, February 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Principal® and the Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) today announced a new sponsorship that includes Principal becoming the exclusive financial services marketing partner of the PHF. The partnership with Principal is a significant step for continued growth of the PHF, which designates 50 percent of league sponsorship revenue to help increase player salaries.
After decades helping others meet their own financial goals, you’d never guess that Betty Lee’s early adult finances were, according to her, “a hot mess.”
Frustrated and broke in her 20s even with a $70,000 yearly salary, Lee turned to a college friend who worked in finance for help. By her 30s, not only was she out of debt, but she had given up her secure job to look for a new career. Lee eventually became a Principal® financial professional, dedicated to helping others build their own secure financial futures.
How does Principal Financial Group® live its purpose commitments? By beginning right where it started more than 140 years ago—with a focus on putting financial security within the reach of more people.
Principal Financial Group® highlighted progress in environmental, social and governance in this year's CSR Report. Among other meaningful ways it demonstrated its commitment to ESG, Principal joined the United Nations Global Compact at the Participant level in 2021. For more on accomplishments and to stay updated on how Principal is executing its ESG strategy, visit