MetLife Recognized as a Top Company for Female Executives

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) announced today that it has been named to the
2016 list of “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” by the National
Association for Female Executives (NAFE). This is the ninth time in the
past 10 years MetLife has been named to the list.

NAFE recognizes organizations whose policies and practices encourage
women’s advancement and whose numbers at the highest levels of
leadership demonstrate that commitment. The intensive application
includes over 200 questions to assess female representation at all
levels, with a focus on the corporate officer and profit-and-loss
leadership ranks, the number of employees that have access to and
participate in programs and policies that promote the advancement of
women, and how managers are held accountable for the advancement of
female employees.

“MetLife is honored to be recognized for our efforts to develop and
advance women,” said Elizabeth Nieto, global chief diversity and
inclusion officer for MetLife. “We are proud to have many women in key
senior roles across the organization, including on our board of
directors and executive group, and we remain committed to attracting,
developing and advancing women at all levels of the company.”

“MetLife’s focus on women ties to our bottom line,” said Marlene Debel,
executive vice president and treasurer for MetLife. “Women are a major,
global economic force accounting for an increasing portion of financial
and healthcare spending decisions, so building a workplace that reflects
our customer base is critical. MetLife continues to work to understand
and incorporate women’s needs and values as customers.”

Through its Global Women’s Initiative, MetLife offers a wide array of
programs for women in the company. They focus on developing leadership
competencies, strengthening the pipeline of women and increasing their
representation in broader leadership roles. These programs include:

  • Women’s Business Networks, resource groups in more than 30 countries
    that female employees can use to share insights and build informal
  • The Global Women’s Leadership Forum, an annual program that brings
    together the most influential senior women in the organization to
    connect on leadership topics and develop plans to advance women in
    their respective countries and lines of business
  • Developing Women’s Career Experience, a 14-month developmental program
    focused on the female talent pipeline
  • Lean In Circles, modeled on the concepts in Sheryl Sandberg’s
    best-selling book

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates
(“MetLife”), is one of the largest life insurance companies in the
world. Founded in 1868, MetLife is a global provider of life insurance,
annuities, employee benefits and asset management. Serving approximately
100 million customers, MetLife has operations in nearly 50 countries and
holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin
America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit


For MetLife, Inc.
Jon Richter, 212-578-5370