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No. 21 | TIAA


  • TIAA moves up six spots. President and CEO Roger Ferguson, one of three Black CEOs in the Fortune 500, chairs the executive diversity council which is 52 percent women.
  • The organization has almost three times as many Blacks in the top two levels of management than the national average for U.S. companies.
  • TIAA has more than 40 percent of employees participating in its ERGs. The TIAA Incubator is a new initiative that leverages the collective talent in TIAA’s ERGs to solve business problems.
  • Former CHRO Skip Spriggs is now the President of the ELC.

The TIAA Incubator Provides an Innovative Approach to Leveraging ERGs

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TIAA’s Veterans Are an Important Part of Its Employee-Base


TIAA is a unique financial partner. With an award-winning track record for consistent performance, TIAA is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1 trillion in assets under management (as of 12/31/2017) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and education, and retirement services.

TIAA is commemorating its 100th anniversary by launching a new initiative to celebrate 100 individuals in the nonprofit world who are making a powerful difference – giving a total of $1 million dollars in grants to honor their outstanding contributions.

TIAA was established a century ago with a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York to make a difference in the lives of educators by giving them the financial security they needed and retirement they deserved.

Today, TIAA honors others making a significant impact on the world through the TIAA Difference Maker 100 program , which will shine a spotlight on people who teach, invent, inspire, cure, nurture and serve others. Those recognized will each receive $10,000 for the nonprofit where they are working to create a better world.


Roger Ferguson
President & Chief Executive Officer

“TIAA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a foundation of our culture and values. As we mark the 100th anniversary of our founding, we celebrate all the ways that D&I makes us a better company – and enables us to make a difference for our clients.”


Sean Woodroffe
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

“TIAA’s continuing investment and commitment to diversity and inclusion provides the opportunity for employees to thrive in an environment to be their best selves in service of our TIAA participants and clients.”


U.S. Headquarters: New York, N.Y.

Global Employees: 9,399

Last Year’s DiversityInc Top 50 Ranking • No. 27

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