NEW YORK, August 27, 2014 — MetLife has been selected by LATINA Style Magazine as one of the 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for and is featured in the magazine's 2014 LATINA Style 50 Report. Now in its 17th year, this annual report is one of the most respected sources of employment and career information for Hispanic women in the United States.
"At MetLife, we are committed to growing a diverse workforce that reflects our customers, shareholders and communities and to creating a culture of inclusion – both of which are essential to meeting our business goals," said Elizabeth Nieto, MetLife's global chief diversity and inclusion officer. "We're proud that LATINA Style has recognized MetLife's strong track record of attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce."
The 50 Best Companies are selected based on their efforts to promote diversity and provide career advancement opportunities, with special attention this year to programs that recruit veterans and military personnel. MetLife is focused on gender diversity through efforts to strengthen the representation, talent development and advancement of women in senior leadership roles. In addition, the company has an ongoing campaign to recruit veterans and military personnel.
"This year LATINA Style is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in providing the Latina community with information that makes a difference in their everyday lives, and we are happy to honor MetLife in this year's Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas," said Robert E. Bard, president and chief executive officer of LATINA Style, Inc. "MetLife was chosen for its commitment to advancing Latina women in the workforce and sets an example that other companies should follow."
The LATINA Style 50 Companies will be honored during LATINA Style's Awards Ceremony & Diversity Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., on February 5, 2015.
MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately 100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com