MetLife, Inc. – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


MetLife, Inc. #32

New York, NY
64,000 employees
CEO: Steven A. Kandarian
CDE: Lynne DiStasio

Diversity Mission: MetLife’s diversity and inclusion vision is to attract and retain the best talent and to foster an inclusive culture that leverages our diversity to drive growth and profitability wherever we do business in the global marketplace. At MetLife, diversity is core to our business, embedded at all levels of our company with clear accountability for success. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes MetLife a more competitive company and allows us to better serve our customers, attract and retain the best talent, and do business with the best companies and suppliers around the world.

MetLife respects all family types. The company offers adoption assistance and domestic partner benefits to same- and opposite-sex domestic partners of employees for medical, dental, legal services, long-term care, and auto and home insurance. MetLife provides elder care options, including an Elder Care Resource and Referral Program, and Care ASSIST, an elder care assessment and care-planning program. The company also has flexible work arrangements, including compressed workweeks, part-time work, job-sharing, flex time, and telecommuting. It brings to MetLife fresh perspectives, new ways of thinking, and more innovative products. It helps build relationships in the communities we serve and helps support our brand. At MetLife, diversity is a key driver of business performance and creates lasting shareholder value.