New York Life recognized twice over by Profiles in Diversity Journal.

New York Life | July 15, 2020


We’ve long had an inclusive culture at New York Life, and others take notice. The latest recognition come from Profiles in Diversity Journal, which honored both our entire Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) team and Technology’s Vivian Armstrong.

As winners of Diversity Journal’s Diversity Teams award, members of ODI were honored for their work in creating a robust and comprehensive D&I program that is baked into the fabric of what we do at New York Life. From recruiting and hiring to leadership training, ODI has made tremendous strides in fostering diversity and inclusiveness since its founding in 2006. 

According to ODI’s Patricia Gomez-Garcia, “Earning this recognition is confirmation that the diverse experiences and perspectives that each member of our team brings to the innovative and impactful diversity and inclusion work that we’re doing is a differentiator. I am proud to have an active role in the growth and implementation of our D&I programming across the company.”

“New York Life determinedly invests time and resources to ensure D&I is embedded in of our all processes and I’ve witnessed the positive impact this has had over the years,” she continues. “There is a lot more to be done, and I encourage all of our employees to become active participants in our D&I programs as we continue to build on our inclusive culture.”

Woman to Watch

Diversity Journal also recently released its list of Women to Watch in STEM 2020, and it included Technology’s Vivian Armstrong.

“It’s a big honor to have been nominated by New York Life for this prestigious award and recognition,” Armstrong says. “The award symbolizes that diversity and inclusion is widely accepted and being celebrated throughout the STEM industry. As a Black woman in a male dominated industry, this recognition celebrates the steadfastness and diligence I have applied throughout my technology career.”

Learn more about Vivian’s recognition here.


Pictured: Vivian Armstrong


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