Our Diverse Community
Open to all associates, MetLife has many networks available for associates who want to foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We encourage participating in our programs and initiatives to ensure that every associate has an opportunity to make a contribution and enhance their personal and professional development.
Diversity Business Resource Networks (DBRNs) are voluntary groups of associates that share a common affinity (ethnicity, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, military status, etc.) and volunteer their time at MetLife to help foster awareness, respect and inclusion. Diversity Business Resource Networks include:
WBN's mission is to support MetLife in developing world class talent with the attraction, retention, development and advancement of women at MetLife. Currently, there are 15 networks that exist in the U.S., Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, India, Australia, Japan, Russia, Poland, France, Ireland and the U.K.
MRN's mission is to enhance MetLife’s standing as a world-class company by promoting an environment of cultural competence. Our goal is to highlight the racial and ethnic diversity among MetLife professionals and to leverage their collective experiences to enrich MetLife’s cross-cultural business acumen and awareness.
GLAM's mission is to support MetLife in attracting and developing world-class LGBT talent while benefiting the broader LGBT community and driving shareholder value.
MVET's mission is to create a workplace that values the unique skills of veterans and fosters these skills to support long-term success as MetLife associates. In addition to this, MVET helps to build and promote MetLife's reputation as a veteran-friendly company among our customers, business partners and in the broader community.
IRISE’s mission is to be a community that effectively provides professional development, networking and leadership opportunities to emerging leaders that are establishing their careers at MetLife.
MDA's mission is to champion disability inclusion and awareness among MetLife’s associates, customers and communities. Our focus will be to promote a culture where associates feel empowered to reach their full potential through inclusion, representation and access to essential resources in the workplace and are recognized for their unique abilities, experiences and talents.
Local Inclusion Action Teams (LIATs), also voluntary groups of associates, exist in over 20 MetLife locations across the U.S. with one in India. LIATs operate by supporting business initiatives that will foster, promote and encourage an inclusive environment at the local level and differ from DBRNs in that they work to support local leaders in advancing diversity and inclusion at the local site or in the communities where they are located.
Functional Inclusion Action Teams (FIATs) are committees at the line of business level that support D&I by facilitating initiatives within their business that help drive the implementation of the D&I strategy.
Additionally, our CEO Steve Kandarian chairs our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. The primary focus of the council is to oversee the development and implementation of our D&I strategy around the world. We also established four regional D&I Task Forces sponsored by the regional presidents and chaired by members of the Global D&I Council focused on the implementation of the strategy at the regional level.