Meet the women who shaped New York Life.

From the nineteenth century to the twenty-first, women have played a pivotal role in the history of New York Life. From Winifred Supple, our first female employee, to Anna Rusche, our first female general manager. From Mary “Minnie” Tumbleson, our first female agent, to Mildred McAfee Horton, the first woman to join our board of directors.

They are just a few of the many remarkable women who have shaped our past  and our present. Watch our inspiring new short film to discover their stories and view our timeline to find out more.

Watch The Women of New York Life video and download our infographic timeline.

Media contact

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


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