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MassMutual named to Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index

July 24th, 2018

Recognized for best practices in diversity and inclusion

NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 - Diversity Best Practices (DBP), a division of Working Mother Media, unveiled its second annual Inclusion Index, providing data and insight into how participating organizations fared in three areas: diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement; organizational culture; and demographic transparency. Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) was among the 73 organizations that earned a score of at least 65% and a place on this year’s index.

This year, 124 organizations participated in the 2018 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, more than double the amount last year. Results reveal opportunities for all organizations to amplify their diversity and inclusion efforts for greater effectiveness.

The Inclusion Index asked organizations to provide data in three areas:

  • Adherence to best practices for fostering diversity and inclusion in recruitment, retention and advancement of people from under-represented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people.
  • Best practices in creating an inclusive culture through leadership, accountability, communications, and employee engagement.
  • Transparency in willingness to share workforce demographic data.

"It's wonderful to see how the DBP Inclusion Index has grown in its second year with more companies willing to share their progress and workforce demographics," says Deborah Munster, executive director, Diversity Best Practices. "We commend their transparency as they continue to strive for excellence in creating an inclusive environment for all employees."

About MassMutual
MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that is run for the benefit of its members and participating policyowners. MassMutual offers a wide range of financial products and services, including life insurance, disability income insurance, long term care insurance, annuities, retirement plans and other employee benefits. For more information, visit

About Diversity Best Practices
Diversity Best Practices, a division of Working Mother Media, is the preeminent organization for diversity thought leaders to share best practices and develop innovative solutions for culture change. Through research, benchmarking, publications and events, DBP offers members information and strategies on how to implement, grow, measure and create first-in-class diversity programs.