Chief Diversity Officer recognized as champ of global diversity.


Kathleen Navarro, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, was named among DiversityGlobal Magazine’s Top 10 Champions of Global Diversity.  The magazine's award recognizes global leaders who are striving to advance Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) within their organizations in all geographic locations, and through their influence, promote diversity and inclusion in their communities of operation or in general through inclusive initiatives.

Kathleen believes the success that New York Life has achieved in diversifying its workforce is due to a comprehensive approach focusing equally on representation and belonging. Best practices differentiating the company include innovative employee campaigns to encourage authenticity and promote appreciation for the value of each other's differences.  In 2017, she implemented #InclusionMatters which incorporated an interactive learning solution to help employees connect, learn about unconscious bias, and share stories of inclusion.  Her latest initiative for 2018 is #BeYourself, which encourages employees to bring their authentic selves to work.

The Top 10 Champions of Global Diversity were selected after an independent editorial team reviewed each person's bio and responses to a set of questions designed to highlight their achievements and strategies in the D&I space.   The final list of 10 Champions reflects the growing recognition that D&I is critical to organizational success.

Read the entire article in the DiversityGlobal’s Sping issue here.

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Lacey Siegel

New York Life Insurance Company