Our awards and recognition.

Fortune Magazine’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies for 2017.

Fortune magazine’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report card on corporate reputation. For 2017, 12 companies are ranked in the Life and Health sector and New York Life ranked third overall, factoring in nine key attributes of reputation: people management; use of corporate assets; financial soundness; quality of management; quality of products/services; innovation; social responsibility; long-term investment; and global competitiveness. A total of 680 companies from 28 countries were surveyed.


Fortune Magazine’s Fortune 500 for 2016.

New York Life ranks #61 on the prestigious Fortune 500 list. Each year, Fortune magazine collects revenue data from the largest companies in the United States and publishes the rankings. The published list is considered a “who’'s who” of corporate America. New York Life has a stronger position on the Fortune 500 list than other powerful brands including Coca-Cola (62), Tyson Foods (66), Mass Mutual Life Insurance (76), Allstate (81), TIAA-CREF (82), American Express (85), Nike (91), Northwestern Mutual (100), Facebook (157), Kellogg (207), and MasterCard (294). With 2015 revenue of more than $45 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, New York Life once again retained its title as the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States.


Human Rights Campaign—Corporate Equality Index.

New York Life has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. New York Life joins the ranks of 516 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.


Training magazine’s “Training Top 125.”

New York Life was named to Training magazine’s “Training Top 125” ranking for 2017, a ranking of a company’'s excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. New York Life was recognized as a company that shows great commitment to employee development. Now in its 17th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on statistics including total training budget; number of training hours per employee program; goals, evaluation, measurement, and workplace surveys; hours of training per employee annually; and detailed formal programs.


2017 Military Friendly® Schools and Employers Award.

New York Life received a silver Military Friendly® Employer Award for 2017 from Victory Media, the originator of the family of Military Friendly® employment, entrepreneurship and education resources for veterans and their families. The company was honored for being an organization with a revenue of over $1 billion that offers outstanding programs and support for our nation's veterans and their families.


"Top 50 Corporations for Inclusive Majority Business Opportunities" by Omnikal

New York Life was named to "America’s Top 50 Organizations for Inclusive Majority Business Opportunities" for 2017 by Omnikal (formerly DiversityBusiness). The award recognizes New York Life's commitment to inclusion throughout the nation's business community. Over 2,000,000 businesses participated in an online election to determine the 17th annual "Top 50" (Omni50). The Omni50 Award winner list is an indicator of which organizations provide the best and the most business awarded to Inclusive Majority Owned companies.


2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies.”

New York Life has been named one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for its outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its work force in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave.

Anita Borg Institute Leadership Index 2016

New York Life was named to the 2016 Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index by The Anita Borg Institute (ABI). ABI is a nonprofit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing. The national benchmark program named 25 organizations as leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical role. ABI evaluated 60 companies with more than 1.4 million US employees, including 552,000 technologists across 10 industries, and found that New York Life and 24 other companies scored above the industry mean. 


DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.”

New York Life has been named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” for 2016, ranking 23rd on this prestigious list. As a top company, New York Life was highlighted for its talent pipeline, equitable talent development, CEO and leadership commitment, and supplier diversity. The company is on the list for the fourth year in a row. 


Working Mother Best Companies for Multicultural Women 2016.

New York Life was selected for the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 400 questions on workforce representation, benefits, childcare, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more. In selecting this year’s winning companies, we gave particular weight to representation of women, advancement programs and flex. For this year’s Working Mother 100 Best, particular weight was given to representation of women, flexible scheduling options, and advancement programs.


National Association for Female Executives 2016.

New York Life has been named one of the “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). New York Life was recognized as an organization that is committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting executive women. In addition to assessing corporate programs and policies dedicated to advancing women, NAFE measured results examining the number of women at the highest ranks and those with profit and loss responsibilities.


Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Diversity Leader Award-Honorable mention. 

New York Life has earned Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2016 Diversity Leader Award. The award is given to companies that are advancing the evolution of diversity and inclusion. New York Life was recognized for using the expertise of their diversity team in new ways to help them meet the challenges of today’s business environment. Organizations are assessed based on progress in categories such as employee engagement, opportunities for advancement, board composition, workplace recognition, community engagement and more. The award also celebrates outstanding diversity officers and chief diversity ambassadors whose work to leverage the power of their companies' diverse workforce is instrumental to their business’ success.


LATINO Magazine’s “LATINO 100.”

New York Life was named to LATINO Magazine’s 2016 “LATINO 100,” an annual listing that spotlights companies providing the most viable business opportunities for U.S. Latinos. The list is a snapshot of corporate support for the Latino community in areas like philanthropy, workforce diversity, minority business development, and governance.


100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces.


New York Life has been named to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption’s 100 Best Adoption–-Friendly Workplaces List for 2016. New York Life has made this list for the tenth consecutive year. Rankings are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits available to employees who adopt, such as financial reimbursement and paid leave.


Affinity Inc magazine’s “Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment.”

New York Life has been named to Affinity Inc magazine’s “Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment” list for 2016. The company was recognized because it is among the top-scoring employers on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’'s recently released 2016 Corporate Equality Index and has an active LGBT employee resource group. In addition, New York Life has demonstrated a commitment to LGBT supplier inclusion in the corporate procurement process.


National Business Inclusion Consortium’s Best-of-the-Best List.

New York Life was named to the National Business Inclusion Consortium’s (NBIC's) inaugural Best-of-the-Best list of corporations in America committed to diversity and inclusion across all community sectors. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious designation from the NBIC, a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, National Black Justice Coalition, U.S. Business Leadership Network, and WEConnect International.


The Minority Business News USA magazine's 2016 Corporate 101: America's Most Admired Corporations for Supplier Diversity

New York Life was named to MBN USA magazine’s annual Corporate 101 list for 2016, representing the “Most Admired Companies” in supplier diversity. New York Life was recognized for its supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spend with diverse suppliers. The list embodies the essence of next-level growth in supplier diversity.  


LATINA Style magazine’s 50 Best Companies.

New York Life was named one of the “50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work For” in the United States for 2015 by LATINA Style magazine. New York Life was recognized based on the number of Latina executives, Latina retention, educational opportunities, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups, military recruitment programs, and Hispanic relations. This annual survey serves as the most respected evaluation of corporate America’'s career advancement opportunities for Latinas.


Chief Learning Officer magazine’s “LearningElite.”

New York Life was Named to Chief Learning Officer magazine’s 2016 LearningElite. The LearningElite program honors the best organizations for learning and employee development. This robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program recognizes individual companies for their efforts in training and developing their employees, managers, and leaders.


America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.

New York Life was named to the 16th annual list of America’'s Top Corporations for Women’'s Business Enterprises for 2015. As the only national award honoring corporations who are choosing to integrate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses, New York Life was recognized for its commitment to increasing opportunity in markets; fueling innovation; and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.


The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2015 Employer of Choice Award.

New York Life received The Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s 2015 Employer of Choice Award for the Northeast Region. The Employer of Choice Award is designed to spotlight industry leaders who have committed to, and succeeded at creating and maintaining, an inclusive corporate legal department.


Fortune Global 500 for 2015—The World’s Largest Corporations.

New York Life has moved up 27 places on the prominent Fortune Global 500 list, an annual list of the world’s largest corporations by revenue. With 2014 revenue of more than $38 billion, according to Fortune’s proprietary formula, the company moved up to #297 from #324. New York Life has a stronger position on the Global 500 list than other influential brands including UBS (308), Tyson Foods (311), Swiss Re (313), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (319), Westpac Banking (330), and Standard Life (335).


Forbes America’s Most Reputable Companies for 2014.

New York Life ranked 82 out of 150 companies on Forbes America’'s Most Reputable Companies list for 2014. The score represents an average measure of people’s feelings—–or reputation—for a company. The scores were statistically derived from four emotional indicators: trust, esteem, admiration, and good feeling. This is the third year that New York Life has been recognized. Other recognizable companies that made the list include McDonalds (98), Target (107), Viacom (137), and American Express (139).


Hispanic Business.com’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report.

New York Life has been named to Hispanic Business.com’s 2014 Annual Diversity Report as a “Best Company” for diversity. Companies on the list are ranked in five broad categories: board and leadership; recruitment; retention and promotion; marketing and community outreach; and supplier diversity. Companies make the list because they are well represented in personnel by Hispanics and make an ongoing effort to hire, retain, and promote individuals from minority groups. Outreach efforts to Hispanic consumers as well as involvement in philanthropic services that benefit minority groups are also part of the criteria. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, these companies make a concentrated effort, with sound results, of promoting and pursuing supplier diversity.


Professional Woman’s Magazine’s “Best of the Best.”

New York Life was named to Professional Woman’s Magazine’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for promoting the advancement of multiculturally diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity. This year, more than 275 companies and institutions participated. The list is based on market research, independent research, diversity conference participation, and survey responses. Also considered are the unique efforts made by human resources, and supplier managers to actively seek diverse applicants.


Black EOE Journal’s “Best of the Best.”

New York Life was named to Black EOE Journal’s “Best of the Best” list for 2014. The company was recognized for providing equal opportunity in order to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment. This year, more than 250 companies and institutions participated. The list was compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation, and survey responses.


Women For Hire.

Women For Hire has recognized New York Life as a top employer for professional women for providing quality work/life benefits to its employees relating to childcare, eldercare, and their physical and mental well being. Women For Hire enables a coveted pool of talented professionals to meet one-on-one with America's leading companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to satisfy recruitment goals.

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