The National Association for Female Executives Honors the 2010 Top Companies Dedicated to the Advancement of Women

For the fifth consecutive year, MetLife has been named to the NAFE Top 50 Companies and 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The list recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of leadership demonstrate that commitment.

“This marks the fifth year that MetLife has received this great honor,” said Kathleen Henkel, executive vice president of Human Resources for MetLife. “We are proud that NAFE has recognized us not only for our strong representation of women, but also for the number of positions women hold at the most senior levels of the company. We’re also especially proud of our culture that allows our associates to excel professionally while managing their personal interests and responsibilities.”

In addition to assessing corporate programs and policies dedicated to advancing women, NAFE measured results, examining the number of women in each company overall, in senior management, and on its board of directors. They drew particular attention to the number of women with profit-and-loss responsibility. To be declared a NAFE winner, companies must have at least two women on the board and track gender in P&L jobs, something many have not done before.

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), founded in 1972, serves 20,000 members nationwide with networking, tools and solutions to strengthen and grow their careers and businesses. NAFEmagazine publishes the annual Top Companies issue and the annual Women of Excellence issue. provides up-to-date information, community for women in business and access to member benefits. NAFE is a division of Working Mother Media and Bonnier Corporation.

MetLife is a subsidiary of MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit