No. 27 | TIAA | DiversityInc Top 50

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WHY THEY'RE ON THE LIST

KEY RESULTS

  • Blacks in Senior Leadership: 27.7% more than the Top 50
  • Women Among Those Promoted Into Management: 12.7% more than the Top 50
  • Level 2 Mentoring Participation: 29.8% more than the Top 50

BEST PRACTICES

TIAA moves up six spots on the Top 50 list this year. One of the company’s strong focuses is on its employee resource groups. TIAA offers eight groups for its employees to join, and the groups are open for all employees: women; LGBT; African American and Caribbean; Asian American; active military, veterans and their families; Latino and Hispanic; young professionals; and employees with disabilities or care for someone who does.

The company’s disability ERG is its newest addition, added in 2015, and has received widely positive responses from employees. Employees describe the company as not only having ethical behavior toward its customer base but also on an internal level toward its employees.

“At TIAA we know that our strength is in our differences,” said Skip Spriggs, the company’s chief human resources officer. “A range of backgrounds and perspectives makes for a better experience for our employees – and it allows us to examine issues and opportunities from multiple angles, which ultimately leads to better solutions for our clients.”

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Roger Ferguson

President and CEO

“Diversity and inclusion have been at the heart of who we are from TIAA’s beginnings.  We believe inclusive organizations make better decisions, are more innovative, and achieve better results.  Our focus on diversity and inclusion gives TIAA a better understanding of our customers’ needs and a more dynamic and productive workforce.”

Natasha Radden

Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

“At TIAA, diversity and inclusion is in our DNA. We are on a mission to make a difference for our clients. That’s why we are committed to building a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive environment where everyone can contribute to their potential and help drive the success of our organization.”

COMPANY FACTS

U.S. Headquarters: New York, N.Y.

Global Employees: 10,639

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