Corporate Social Responsibility

Going back to work after a break is tough and New York Life is helping.

New York Life partners with the Financial Women’s Association in support of the Back2Business initiative.

Going back to work

Whether you take a break to raise kids or take care of Dad for a while, re-entering the workforce can be challenging. To help, New York Life has partnered with the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) and is a founding sponsor of its Back2Business Initiative.

Back2Business is a program that offers women and men a chance to restart their careers and transition back to professional life in financial services after taking a break for at least two years for reasons such as providing childcare or elder care, or serving in the armed forces. Selected candidates are given the opportunity to re-enter the financial services sector with one of four partner companies—New York Life, BMO Capital Markets, BNY Mellon, and PGIM. Roles are offered in marketing, sales, relationship management, accounting, investment banking, and corporate and commercial banking.

Each sponsoring company determines the number of participants it accepts and how long the program lasts. Those chosen receive support for relevant coursework or to re-establish certifications; mentorship support from both the FWA and the company they are working with; and a one-year paid FWA membership to attend skill-building events, re-establish professional networks, and develop a support group of individuals in the financial services industry. Assignments will commence in the coming months.


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Media contact

Lacey Siegel
New York Life Insurance Company
(212) 576-7937