MetLife Recognized for Commitment to Gender Equality
NEW YORK, January 21, 2020 — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has been named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fifth year in a row, in recognition of its efforts to advance women in the workplace and society.
Bloomberg evaluates companies on their employee policies, representation of women within leadership, product offerings for women, and community engagement.
“Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world, and our support for gender equality is a vital part of that purpose,” said MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf. “We’re honored to receive this recognition and committed to making even more progress in the years ahead.”
Globally, women make up more than half of MetLife’s entry-level employees and nearly 40 percent of its managers, along with 30 percent of its Executive Group and 30 percent of its Board of Directors. The company has been recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York as a “Champion” for the high representation of women on its board.
MetLife partners with organizations such as the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council to promote women’s entrepreneurship and innovation, and it was the first insurer to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. The company also is a member of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative, which seeks to advance diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in the workplace.
In addition, MetLife Foundation works to improve the financial health of low-income women across the world through its partnerships with groups such as Accion, Trickle Up, and Women’s World Banking.
For more information on MetLife’s commitment to gender equality and its corporate responsibility activities, visit www.metlifeglobalimpact.com.
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MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.