New York Life named to 2017 Working Mother "100 Best Companies."

Company recognized for leadership in family benefits and paid leave.

NEW YORK, September 26, 2017—New York Life has been named one of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies by Working Mother magazine. The company was recognized for its strong leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. The 100 Best Companies are featured in the October/November issue of Working Mother and on workingmother.com.

“New York Life continues to be named to this prestigious list because we recognize the importance of an inclusive environment that attracts, develops, and retains top female talent,” said Kathleen Navarro, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, New York Life. “We are proud to be recognized for our long-standing commitment to providing policies that support work/life balance for working mothers and their families.” 

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas said, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

Subha Barry, senior vice president & managing director of Working Mother Media, said, “As our 32nd year of recognizing the best companies begins, we are happy to see that the next generation, coupled with technology, have shown us how employees can be efficient, productive, effective and impactful no matter where they work. The 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies’ policies and programs have built loyalty among their employees that cannot be underestimated.”

About New York Life

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 Investors Service (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 and retirement plan services. 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 www.newyorklife.com for more information.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com), publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com. The Working Mother Research Institute. (workingmother.com/wmri), the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices (divesitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM. WMM's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.

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  • Based on revenue as reported by Fortune 500 ranked within Industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual), Fortune magazine, 6/12/17.  For methodology, see http://fortune.com/fortune500/. 
  • Individual independent rating agency commentary as of 8/1/17.
  • 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.