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OUR WORKPLACE CULTURE Incredible people doing meaningful work.

People come to work at New York Life to help millions of families and businesses reach their financial goals. We feature a diverse and welcoming workforce dedicated to supporting communities where employees and financial professionals live and work. Our purpose-driven mindset has attracted people who want to grow their careers while also doing good for others—which has led to incredible success for our clients, our workforce, and our company.

Embracing diversity, encouraging people to be their authentic selves, and opening our eyes to the wonderful differences that make each of us unique unlocks the door to new opportunities.


Kathleen Navarro

New York Life Head of Talent Management and Chief Diversity Officer

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Our mission is to serve.

We take pride in being there for our customers when they need us most. For over 175 years, this commitment to others has been at the heart of everything we do—from the care and support we provide to families and communities, to the welcoming and award-winning workplace1 we’ve built together with our employees, our commitment has never been stronger.

Latin woman mentoring in workplace

Latin woman mentoring in workplace

Investing in our people.

Our employees give so much to New York Life, and we want to give just as much back by helping them grow with us. Through our digital learning platform, leadership development programs, company-wide hackathons, and abundant mentorship opportunities, our employees can flourish here.

Latin woman mentoring in workplace

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A truly great place to work.

We don’t just talk about a great place to work – we put it into practice by fostering an award-winning environment.1 Our collegial, flexible, and family-like atmosphere is a welcoming place where everyone can feel valued and supported.


of our corporate employees are women


of our corporate employees are people of color


of our Board of Directors consists of women and people of color

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Representing each and every community.

At New York Life, everyone is encouraged to feel comfortable bringing their full, authentic selves to work every day. We’re dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Because we know that our differences help us do our best and most innovative work, providing financial security and peace of mind to our policy owners. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply embedded within our company’s culture, and we continue to examine new ways to emphasize this commitment, while continuing to build on existing strategies and programming. We are especially proud to support the communities of our seven Employee Resource Groups: The Asian Pacific Circle; BOLD (Black Organization for Leadership and Development); ENABLE (disability-focused); LEAD (Latinos for Excellence, Advancement, and Development); NYLPride (LGBTQ+-focused); NYL-Vets; and The Women’s Initiative.

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The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for Awareness and Advocacy

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center for Awareness and Advocacy embodies New York Life’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment through programming, educational resources, external partnerships, and more.

New York Life has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion across our entire business, and we hold ourselves to a standard of continuous improvement.

African american family
African american family

In our communities.

A positive role in the lives of our neighbors.

We believe in the power of community. Whether it is a financial professional speaking to a client in their primary language3, a group of employees completing a volunteer project, or a General Office participating in a local cultural event, New York Life is a trusted member of communities across the country. 

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Diverse community charity

Volunteers for Good.

The New York Life Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. We provide employees with paid time off to volunteer, and employee and agent qualifying donations to organizations that support these two areas are matched by the Foundation.

Explore New York Life careers.

Find your place at a purpose-driven company with over 175 years of experience.

1 See our awards at http://f3ggjnf.intbetter.com/newsroom/featured-awards.
2 (http://f3ggjnf.intbetter.com/newsroom/2022-diversity-equity-inclusion-report): Representation is as of 12/31/22 and excludes investment boutiques and partners in the field. “Other” refers to employees who self-identify their race as other than Asian, Black, Hispanic and Latino, or White.
3 The offering documents (policies, contracts) for all New York Life and its subsidiaries products are available only in English.

New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity