Where respect and dignity are job requirements for all
Inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are integral to who we are as a company and how we serve the financial needs of those who serve others. Alongside Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we address systemic issues so we can promote equity for our associates, clients and communities — because everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
Be the Change
TIAA is committed to Be the Change through three key areas of focus:
We must build a generation of diverse future leaders
We must enable inclusive wealth generation
We must stand for bold community impact
These focus areas drive us to take meaningful action within our organization and the world around us.
"TIAA has made diversity, equity and inclusion a cornerstone of its culture. Now more than ever, companies need to create cultures where employees can bring their true selves to work. It's not only the right thing to do but also what's best for the long-term health of our business."
Thasunda Brown Duckett
President and CEO of TIAA
It's time to retire inequality
We've always believed that retiring with dignity and security is a fundamental right for all. But even in 2022, women retire with 30% less income than men on average. In light of the 50th anniversary of Title IX and supporting our mission to enable a legacy of inclusive wealth generation, TIAA is committed to closing the retirement security gap and helping women retire with equality.
Empowered by our people
TIAA supports a rich community of Business Resource Groups (BRGs) that unite associates from underrepresented communities and their allies. With over 40% of our organization participating, our BRGs enhance our ID&E strategy through leadership development, networking opportunities, community outreach, philanthropic efforts, business solutions, product input and multicultural awareness.
Female associates and allies
African American associates and allies
Seasoned, experienced associates and allies
LGBTQ associates and allies
Asian associates and allies
Latino and Hispanic associates and allies
Associates with disabilities and caregivers and allies
Active military, veterans and family members associates and allies
Associates early in career or new in role and allies
Giving back and giving it our all
Corporate Social Responsibility is a critical component of our ID&E strategy. Together, CSR and ID&E participate in efforts addressing systemic issues to promote equity for underserved populations. We emphasize equity in all community outreach practices to ensure an inclusive approach to making a difference.
Our responsibility to make change
Our platform as a global financial services firm affords us a unique opportunity and responsibility to rally for social justice. We've partnered with several corporate coalitions to make long-lasting sustainable change.
Corporate Call to Action: Coalition for Equity and Opportunity is a working group of 18 major financial services institutions who aim to combat the root causes and effects of systemic racism so we can improve economic and racial equity in the financial services industry and the economy at large.
Paradigm for Parity is committed to achieving a new norm in corporate leadership that ensures women and men have equal power, status and opportunity. The coalition has created the Paradigm for Parity 5-Point Action Plan for corporations to accelerate the pace of gender equity in senior executive roles.
CEO Action for Racial Equity is focused on improving the lives of the 47+ million Black Americans through advocacy and advancement of public policies that will end systemic racism. As part of this coalition, we are working through public policy to bridge the digital divide, providing more accessibility, affordability and digital education related to social economics, infrastructure and technology.
Supplier diversity program
Launched in 1992 to build supplier relationships with businesses owned by women and minorities, we are now an industry leader in supplier diversity with 12% of our spend across 1,300+ diverse companies.
Come work with TIAA
We're always seeking new talent to build a more diverse workplace and culture. Become a part of our heritage of serving those who do good in the world.
Long-standing track record
TIAA has been publicly recognized for our commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity throughout our history.
2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Diversity Inc. • 2013-2020
2021 The Employers for Diversity
Forbes • 2018-2020
NAFE - National Association for Female Executives
Best of the Best Corporation for Inclusion
NBIC • 2016-2020
100 Best Company
Seramount • 2021
Best Company for Dads
Seramount • 2021
Best Company for Multicultural Women
Seramount • 2021
Best Places to Work LQBTQ Equality
HRC Corporate Equality Index • 2020
Best for Vets Employers
Military Times • 2020
Best Places to Work for Dads
Fatherly • Scary Mommy • 2020-2021
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Employment
TIAA is committed to providing equal employment opportunity as to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, training/development, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action and compensation, without regard to race, creed, ethnicity, color, age, religion, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy (including childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions where applicable), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, requesting a reasonable accommodation based on mental or physical disability, medical condition (as defined by applicable law), genetic history and information, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.