NEW YORK, April 21, 2016—New York Life has been named one of DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” ranking 23rd nationally on this prestigious list. New York Life was recognized for its talent pipeline; equitable talent development, including commitment to mentorship and philanthropy; CEO and leadership commitment; and supplier diversity. New York Life was ranked fourth on the “Top 12 Companies for Employee Resource Groups” and seventh on the publication’s “Top 10 Companies for Opportunity” list.

“It’s clear that corporate America understands how diversity and inclusion strengthens everything, from recruiting and retention to overall business success,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO.

“New York Life is proud to be named to this prestigious list for the fourth consecutive year,” said Kathleen Navarro, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, New York Life. “Diversity is top priority for us because we understand that different experiences and various points of view better position us to serve the increasingly diverse marketplace, attract and retain the best and brightest talent year after year, and help all our employees grow professionally and personally.”

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The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time that many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, visit,,, or

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies: A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s InvestorsService (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+).** Headquartered in New York City, New York Life’s family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments*** provides institutional asset management. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as retail mutual funds. Please visit New York Life’s website at for more information.


*Based on revenue as reported by “Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual),” Fortune magazine, 6/15/15. For methodology, please see

**Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/11/15.

***New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.