As a “Top 50 Company for Diversity,” we are honoured to be a source of strength for our customers, our employees and the many communities we serve. With nearly 65,000 employees in over 50 countries around the globe, having a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion is essential to strengthen our ability to help people pursue more from life.
We aspire to be known as a diverse and inclusive company that attracts, develops and recognizes the best talent globally. By fostering an inclusive work environment, we will inspire fresh perspectives and thinking enabling us to compete more effectively for talent. The more diverse backgrounds and experiences that our employees bring in serving our customers, the more successful we will be in developing the products and services that meets their needs. It also helps us better understand our markets across the world and build stronger relationships with our customers and the communities where we live and work.
Women in Leadership
MetLife’s focus on women ties to our core strategy. Women are a major, global, economic force accounting for an increasing portion of financial and healthcare spending decisions, so building a workplace that reflects our customer base is critical. We work to understand and incorporate women’s needs and values as customers.
To this end, women represent a huge opportunity for MetLife to access the talent that it needs to succeed. The company takes a layered approach to engage and develop women to take on broader leadership roles. For example, the company’s Global Women’s Initiative forges connections through 26 women’s business networks made up of employees around the globe. MetLife fortifies its pipeline with a 14-month “Developing Women’s Career Experience” program to strengthen the readiness of emerging women leaders for senior positions. And, its Global Women’s Leadership Forum brings together the company’s top 70 women, who serve as ambassadors for the Initiative, reaching back through the pipeline to bring others along.