Mutuality means we’re all in this together. Diversity frees us to be ourselves.

Key Takeaways

  • Success Has Many Faces

    For the fourth year in a row, we’ve been named one of DiversityInc's Top 50 companies.

  • Our Differences Unite Us

    Our seven Employee Resource Groups increase our mutual awareness and appreciation.

  • Women at the Top

    In 2016 we were recognized as a Top 50 company by the National Association for Female Executives.

Being empowered. Growing stronger. Encouraging innovation.

Diversity and Inclusion 2017 Year in Review

Diversity works. Here’s proof.

When it comes to our workforce, New York Life has done at least one thing differently from the very beginning.

We have steadfastly refused to ask agents and employees to conform themselves to a single way of doing business. Instead, everyone is expected to bring his or her own cultural and intellectual perspectives to the table.

Yes, this gives us a broader perspective. But more importantly, it makes us a more responsive organization, able to innovate and adapt to changing needs.

Our chairman and CEO, Ted Mathas, put it best:

“Our culturally sensitive outreach to clients has established New York Life as ‘the company of the community’ in neighborhoods that reflect the changing face of America. Little wonder that we consider our commitment to diversity to be a fundamental strategic strength.”

Ted Mathas, CEO, New York Life

In other words, it works. Diversity drives business strategies and results, and the success of our mission—to provide financial security and peace of mind for all our policy owners—depends on it. 

This is where you come in. Over the years, as our clients have become increasingly diverse, our agent and employee workforce has kept stride.

And we’re not stopping anytime soon.


As an extension of our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, New York Life proudly sponsors seven Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Created by and for employees who represent unique cultures, experiences, and backgrounds, these groups coordinate numerous workshops, seminars, and special events that make a real and lasting difference across the organization, including:

  • Awareness and community
  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring
  • Personal and professional development throughout the year

Employee Resource Groups are also committed to attracting, nurturing, and retaining talented employees. Learn more about their activities and resources now.


We’re committed to diversity in our procurement process as well. We continually reach out to diversity-certified businesses when bidding out projects through our Supplier Diversity Program—in order to provide greater value and enhanced service to our employees, our policy owners, and our future clients.

These diversity-certified businesses are for-profit enterprises that are owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members.

We’re also proud to work closely with a variety of national and local advocacy organizations. Learn more about our partnerships and the processes of our Supplier Diversity Program now.