MetLife has joined Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, a diversity and inclusion project that aims to drive change for women in the workplace

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MetLife joins Catalyst CEO Champions for Change

MetLife joins Catalyst CEO Champions for Change

CEO Michel Khalaf has pledged to work to accelerate diversity, inclusion and gender equality in the workplace. 

The company has joined the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, a transformational diversity and inclusion project launched by Catalyst, a leading organization dedicated to accelerating the progress of women at work.

Metlife CEO Michel Khalaf

Committed to driving change for working women 

MetLife joins over 60 global companies committed to driving change, specifically pledging to: 

  • accelerate progress in the representation of women, including women of color, in executive and senior level positions over five years.
  • maintain (where strong) or accelerate the representation of women, including women of color, on the MetLife's Board of Directors over five years.
  • strengthen the pipeline of women through an annual review of internal diagnostics and use leading practices to address any identified issues.
  • benchmark and track inclusion and improve the culture of inclusion within MetLife.
  • share key representation metrics with Catalyst for benchmarking and reporting of collective progress.

“Throughout my career, I’ve always been passionate about advancing women in leadership, and I’m proud that my colleagues at MetLife share this passion,” says MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf, who has signed onto the initiative. "I’m honored to join my peers at other companies in signing the CEO Champions For Change pledge, and I look forward to working closely with Catalyst to further strengthen inclusivity as part of MetLife’s culture.”

Committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace

MetLife joins the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative just a few months after it became the 27th company, and the first insurer, to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

“MetLife is committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace and the communities where we operate,” says Cindy Pace, MetLife’s Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. “That commitment is visible in our collaborations with Catalyst and UN Women, and in the programs we offer our employees, the products we develop for our customers, and the way we make an impact on society.”

Cindy Pace Metlife

Through its Global Women’s Initiative, MetLife offers a wide array of programs and resources to help women cultivate leadership capabilities and increase their representation in senior roles. 

MetLife has earned significant recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, such as its inclusion on the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). 

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Disclosure: Where Women Work researches and publishes insightful evidence about how its paid member organizations support women's equality.

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