No. 23 | New York Life | DiversityInc Top 50


New York Life moves up four spots on the list and achieves a ranking of No. 4 on the Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups. More than a third of the company’s employees are members of at least one ERG.


  • Women in Senior Management: 6.2% higher than U.S. companies overall
  • Blacks, Latinos and Asians in Total Management: 7% higher than U.S. companies overall


Ted Mathas

Chairman, President and CEO

“Diversity is about growth for any business, but it’s also about growth for each of us personally and professionally. A company that embraces different backgrounds and different opinions — one that is open, flexible, and respectful — produces the best results for the increasingly diverse communities it serves. At the same time, no one ever grows through complacency. We grow when we are confronted by the unexpected, and challenged by new ideas and new perspectives. Diversity provides us with exciting opportunities to learn and to look at the world around us from a fresh point of view.”

Kathleen Navarro

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

“I am proud to be a part of an organization that unleashes the full potential of all employees by creating an inclusive environment where differences are encouraged and leveraged. Our richly diverse culture makes us a more forward thinking and agile company, and one better aligned to the needs of our policyholders.”



New York, N.Y.



Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking No. 27

DiversityInc Lists

No. 4 Employee Resource Groups

No. 7 Opportunity

Latest News

EY Announces Inaugural Cohort of Entrepreneur Program for Black and Latinx Entrepreneurs

Originally published at EY is a DiversityInc Hall of Fame company. Ernst & Young LLP announced in December 2020 the inaugural cohort of the Entrepreneurs Access Network (EAN), a business accelerator and comprehensive, executive-level educational program designed to elevate scalable Black and Latinx-owned companies through access to mentors, resources…

EY on the ‘Transformative Mindset’ and How Leaders Can Radically Reimagine Their Future

Originally published at EY is a DiversityInc Hall of Fame company. In a world of accelerating change, one trait transcends all others: the transformative mindset. In brief: Today’s successful leaders prioritize three principles: humans@center, technology@speed and innovation@scale. Successful leaders understand that investing in an innovation culture overcomes transformation fatigue….

Puerto Rico in crisis

Puerto Rico Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Wave of Gender-Based Violence; Twitter Launches New “Birdwatch” Community to Combat Misinformation; and More

Puerto Rico declares “State of Emergency” over recent wave of killings targeting women and transgender individuals. Newly sworn in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has declared that Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency following a recent wave of gender-based violence across the territory. According to CNN, “At least 60 direct…


New Cigna Study Shows Integrated Medical, Pharmacy and Behavioral Benefit Design Delivers Better Health Outcomes and Improves Affordability

Originally published at Cigna ranked No. 42 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2020. Taking a whole-person approach to health by integrating Cigna medical, pharmacy and behavioral benefits drives better health engagement, outcomes and lowers total health care costs, according to Cigna’s fifth annual Value of Integration study,…

Accenture and Salesforce Expand Partnership To Help Companies Embed Sustainability Into the Core of Their Business

Originally published at Accenture ranked No. 5 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. Accenture and Salesforce are expanding their alliance to help companies embed sustainability into their business, meet growing customer and stakeholder expectations, and contribute to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The…

President Biden enacts historic legislation

President Biden Continues Making History Just Days Into Office; the Disappearance of Racially Biased Standardized Testing for College Acceptance; and More

President Biden’s new administration continues to enact legislation at a breakneck pace. As the administration of 46th President Joe Biden starts its first full week in control of the White House, legislation setting a new course for the country continues to be approved at a record rate. Among the actions…