MetLife Recognized for Its Commitment to Gender Equality by Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced today it is one of 26 firms recognized in
the 2016 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI) for
its strong, demonstrated commitment to gender equality, including
dedicated social disclosure policies and practices. This is the
inaugural year for the BFGEI, a new index to provide investors and
organizations with standardized data on gender equality practices by
which to evaluate a company’s reputation, value and performance.

The BFGEI evaluated MetLife not only on its employee policies and
representation of women within leadership, but also on MetLife’s product
offerings for females and community support and engagement to promote
gender equality.

“MetLife is honored to be recognized and included on the first-ever
Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index for our efforts to
advance gender equality,” said Maria Morris, executive vice president of
Global Employee Benefits and interim head of the U.S. Business. “We are
proud of our efforts to promote and develop women in the workplace and
within the communities that we serve, and we remain committed to
attracting, developing and advancing women throughout the company.”

Examples of MetLife’s commitment to women within the workplace and the
community include:

  • Workplace: Global Women’s Initiative (GWI) which offers a
    variety of programs for women focused on developing leadership
    competencies, strengthening our female pipeline and increasing the
    representation of women in broader leadership roles. GWI’s programs
    include the Women’s Business Networks, Global Women’s Leadership
    Forum, Lean In Circles and Developing Women’s Career Experience.
  • Community: MetLife Foundation has committed more than $200
    million to financial inclusion over five years, to support the needs
    of those who are not included in the financial system, many of whom
    are women. Through partnerships with organizations such as Women’s
    World Banking, Girl Scouts/Girl Guides, Pro Mujer and others, MetLife
    supports the work of its partners to build financial capabilities and
    develop financial products and services that meet the needs of women
    around the world.

For more information on MetLife’s commitment to gender equality and its
corporate responsibility activities, visit

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


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