The Social section of this report encompasses a broad range of efforts which demonstrate how AIG is contributing to building a more inclusive and sustainable economy that better serves the needs of all stakeholders. AIG embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do; from the way we uphold human rights, to how we attract, retain and develop our talent, to the support we provide our communities and the products and services we offer our clients.
Our three career-development and diversity leadership programs, Accelerated Leadership Development Program, Executive Men’s Development Initiative and Women’s Executive Leadership Initiative, as well as our Early Career program, are avenues by which we are developing our pipeline of diverse senior leaders to advance at AIG.
These programs provide additional development, mentoring, networking opportunities and training to AIG’s most promising females and under-represented talent. In 2021, we also launched the Signature Series: Recruiting for Success diversity recruitment training program to develop diverse slates of candidates and to be more inclusive in our hiring practices. Through our Supplier Diversity program, AIG awarded more than $60 million of business to certified diverse suppliers and organizations in 2021.
We have enhanced our disclosure on workforce composition, attraction and retention, with detailed information on our diversity profile. Global gender representation improved across all employee categories with women representing 55% of our global workforce. More than 50% of all hires and promotions in 2021 were women and our voluntary turnover rate among women is lower than men. Representation of Asian, Black and Latino talent improved across Executive and Senior Management levels in the U.S. by 2 percentage points.
Our Wellness at AIG program is aimed at destigmatizing mental health and providing our colleagues with resources to support their mental health. In 2021, AIG provided our global colleagues with two paid Wellness Days off to focus on their wellbeing.
AIG is also committed to using our expertise in the arena of community engagement. In 2021, AIG contributed $27 million to nonprofit organizations through direct donations and matching grants, and colleagues volunteered more than 20,700 hours. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of AIG’s Volunteer Time Off Program, in 2022 AIG increased this benefit from 16 to 24 hours. Through the AIG Legal Pro Bono Program, AIG colleagues provided over 4,000 hours of free legal support to a variety of nonprofit organizations and disadvantaged individuals.