Employee resource groups

Increasing our mutual appreciation and understanding.

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.


Asian Network 




NYL Pride

NYL Vets


Women's Initiative 

Number of employee resource groups





Chapters and subgroups.



Events held annually by employee resource groups.



Employees attended an ERG eveent.


All numbers in this figure are as of 2018.

Coming together series

Recognizing that external events affect everyone differently and that this can influence our interactions at work, New York Life designed the Coming Together Conversation Series to encourage respectful dialogue and to promote a safe workplace forum for employees to share their perspectives and feelings on challenging issues. This ongoing program was launched in November 2016, and has since included courageous conversations, external speakers, and provided tools to help employees navigate important topics.



Awards and recognition

We have accumulated many prestigious employer-diversity awards. We’re proud to be recognized by organizations that similarly value diversity.

  • 2019 Company of the Year by LATINA Style Inc.
  • One of the "Top 70 Companies for Executive women" for 2019 by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • One of the 2019 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine

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Gold trophies

NYL Present

The office of diversity and inclusion (ODI)

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) embodies New York Life’s commitment to encouraging, creating, and maintaining a diverse and truly inclusive work environment. It is every New York Life employee’s privilege and responsibility to be a diversity and inclusion champion. Established in 2006 to promote equal employment opportunity and workforce diversity, strengthen diverse procurement practices, and engage in community outreach, ODI also works to support a culture that continuously evolves, by actively welcoming and respecting different backgrounds.

Committed to supplier diversity

The New York Life Supplier Diversity Program is designed to ensure that diverse businesses have equal access to our procurement process. Currently, our diverse suppliers include these groups: Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs); Women-owned Business Enterprises (WBEs); Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender-owned Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs); Disabled-owned Business Enterprises (DBEs); Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (VBEs); and Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Business Enterprises (SDVBEs).

Men working in an office

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New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.