(Springfield, MA) - Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) was named one of the best companies, demonstrating measurable achievement and performance in the vital area of diversity and inclusion, by UPTOWN Professional Magazine, a twice-yearly career-focused publication and website for the global urban professional, which is part of the UPTOWN Magazine brand.
“This recognition by UPTOWN Magazine validates the strides MassMutual has made in diversifying our Board of Directors, half of which is now made up of women and people of color, and in our flourishing employee resource groups, as well as the recognition we have received from Working Mother Media and DiversityInc.,” said Lorie Valle-Yañez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual, who also was named one of Uptown Professional’s 2012 top 100 influential executives.
“These kudos only make us want to work harder to become a truly and completely diverse and inclusive company, not only because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the right thing for the business,” Valle-Yañez said.
“These industry and thought leading companies and organizations are responsive to the seismic shift in global demographics, and we feel are sensitive enough to connect the dots in the nettlesome areas of recruitment, retention, training & development and multicultural marketing in calling to positive action new, vibrant emerging markets for the onset of this dynamic millennium,” said Robert Ingram, publisher of UPTOWN Professional.
The announcement of the top companies and organizations on the 2013 list was made in May. The UPTOWN list is created in conjunction with OppsPlace.com, a leading recruitment and employment solutions website. To see MassMutual’s Diversity & Inclusion recognition, visit MassMutual’s website.
Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. The company has a long history of financial strength and strong performance, and although dividends are not guaranteed, MassMutual has paid dividends to eligible participating policyowners consistently since the 1860s. With whole life insurance as its foundation, MassMutual provides products to help meet the financial needs of clients, such as life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, retirement/401(k) plan services, and annuities. In addition, the company’s strong and growing network of financial professionals helps clients make good financial decisions for the long-term.
MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliated companies and sales representatives. MassMutual is headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts and its major affiliates include: Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; The First Mercantile Trust Company; MassMutual International LLC; MML Investors Services, LLC, Member FINRA and SIPC; OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB.