Hispanic Lifestyle is pleased to recognize New York Life Insurance as a 2016 Great Organization for Women. Representatives for New York Life Insurance are invited to participate in a reception acknowledging their efforts for providing a Great Working Enviroment For Women on April 7, 2016 at the Ontario Airport Hotel, Ontario, California. The reception is the kickoff event for Hispanic Lifestyle’s 2016 Latina Conference to be held on April 8, 2016.
About New York Life Insurance
It all began on April 12, 1845, when the foundation was laid for a new enterprise that would come to be known as the New York Life Insurance Company, Elected Secretary Lewis Benton purchased the first policy for $5,000. So began a legacy of security and a commitment to keeping promises reflected still today in our core values.
As President and Chairman (1907–1932) Darwin P. Kingsley said, “When will New York Life be finished? Never! Its foundations are as deep as human love; its spires disappear in unfulfilled dreams of human aspiration; its great arches support an expanding nave which can cover and protect all who come.”
That passion and commitment to protection have continued unabated for nearly two centuries. We’ve seen the nation evolve and events occur that affect the lives of Americans: from the Civil War, to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, to the 1929 stock market crash, to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, 9/11, and of course, the recent recession.
The company’s 170th anniversary follows on the heels of a record–setting financial year in which we added more to our surplus, becoming stronger than we’ve ever been.
A Company Committed to Diversity
At New York Life, we have long embraced diversity and inclusion because we know they make us a smarter, more responsive and—most definitively—a better company. Over the years, as our customer markets became more and more diverse, our agent and employee workforce kept stride.
Every day we hire agents, managers, and employees from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, valuing their differences including, but not limited to, ethnic diversity, gender, sexual orientation, or physical abilities. The unique perspectives and insights they bring to their jobs enable us to fulfill our singular mission of protecting and providing financial stability to more and more families and businesses.
Perhaps our Chairman and CEO Ted Mathas says it best: “New York Life could not have achieved the success we enjoy today were it not for our richly diverse corporate culture. Rather than expect agents and employees to adapt themselves to a single way of doing business, everyone is encouraged to bring their own cultural and intellectual perspectives to the table.
“Nor do we pursue a one-size-fits-all approach in the marketplace; our culturally sensitive outreach to customers has established New York Life as ‘the company of the community’ in neighborhoods that reflect the changing face of America. Little wonder that we consider our commitment to diversity to be a fundamental strategic strength.”
As the company’s chief diversity officer, Kathleen Navarro promotes that culture across all aspects of the organization, including talent recruitment, development and retention, as well as internal and external communications. She works closely with department managers and employees to ensure our commitment to diversity and inclusion helps to drive business strategies and results.
It all comes down to people
Helping our clients protect the ones they love the most, makes New York Life a “people” company from top to bottom. And, we firmly believe that the men and women who work for us as both agents and employees help distinguish us from other companies. We take every opportunity to celebrate and recognize our people’s unique abilities, innovations, and the dynamic workplace they create. We invite you to explore a career with New York Life and discover how we train, develop, and nurture our agents and employees.
How a company feels is an important consideration as you search for career opportunities. Since you’ll be spending a lot of time at your new company, you’ll want it to be a good fit. New York Life feels different from other companies. We’re passionate about serving our customers. We collaborate. We give back. We deliver our best. And we never seek financial gains at the expense of our values. If these things are important to you, consider learning more about our sales and professional career opportunities.
Employee Resource Groups
As an extension of our commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, New York Life proudly sponsors Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Created by and for employees who represent unique cultures, experiences, and backgrounds, ERGs enable workers to engage, participate, and pursue professional and personal development through a series of workshops, lectures, group activities, and special events during the year.
New York Life’s Supplier Diversity Program ensures that diverse businesses can participate in all of our procurement activities. We diligently seek out certified diverse businesses to be included in our procurement activities.
We believe that a diverse procurement process adds value to our business by providing a wider range of ideas and viewpoints, reflective of our diverse employees and customer base, than would otherwise be available.
From the website of New York Life Insurance