Company becomes first insurer to join global coalition to advance diversity and inclusion

MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced today that it will become the 27th company and first insurer to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change. The Coalition is a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia, and not-for-profit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The announcement was made at an International Women’s Day forum at MetLife’s headquarters in New York City.

“Being asked to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change is a testament to MetLife’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and to developing innovative solutions that create opportunities for everyone,” said Michel Khalaf, President, U.S. Business and EMEA and incoming MetLife CEO. “We look forward to working with the Coalition to drive greater impact for women around the world.”

More information about MetLife’s commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found on MetLife’s Diversity & Inclusion page at , and at the International Women’s Day website at News and updates about International Women’s Day 2019 can be found using the hashtag #innovateforchange.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates (“MetLife”), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit