Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is ranked number three on DiversityInc.’s Top 10 Companies for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Employees list for 2014.
In ranking companies, DiversityInc. cited such notable accomplishments as MassMutual’s LGBT market-focused webpages, its PRIDE employee resource group (ERG), the company’s first responder status to advocate for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), its 100 percent Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Rating, and corporate support of several national LGBT organizations.
“MassMutual is in business to help all Americans secure their futures and protect the ones they love, which is why it is so critically important that we strive to keep pace with the evolving U.S. population,” said Mike Fanning, Executive Vice President, U.S. Insurance Group, MassMutual, and executive sponsor of the company’s PRIDE ERG.
“I am grateful for and give a tremendous amount of credit to the members of our PRIDE ERG for their tireless efforts in building a strong inclusive culture at MassMutual and for cultivating relationships nationally and locally to help us be the best in serving the needs of our many customers.”
MassMutual’s recognition as a top company for LGBT employees underscores its commitment to diversity and inclusion and to delivering on the company’s purpose. Specifically, MassMutual:
- Worked on and was one of the first to join the historic “friend of the court” brief for the repeal of DOMA, is a member of the HRC Business Coalitions for Benefits Tax Equity and for Repealing DOMA and was one of the companies in Arizona to sign the Unity Pledge against the controversial bill allowing business owners the right to refuse service to customers who do not practice their own religious beliefs.
- Nationally, sponsors the NGLCC (National Gay and Lesbian Chambers of Commerce), Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network), and the Gay Games. Locally, sponsors the Northampton, Mass. “NoHo” Pride Parade, the Western Massachusetts AIDS Foundation, the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, and the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
- Internally, established its thriving PRIDE ERG, in addition to seven other ERGs with employees from traditionally underrepresented groups and allies.
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