Inclusion & Diversity

TIAA is a diverse and dynamic organization. Our associates bring a wide range of perspectives, which allows us to deliver relevant insights. This allows us to better serve clients from all backgrounds.
A Culture of Diversity

Connected through our differences

By building a culture that allows all associates to contribute their unique talents and skills, we're able to provide our clients with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.

Business Resource Groups

To help foster inclusion and diversity (I&D), TIAA has a rich community of Business Resource Groups that provide leadership development, networking opportunities, community outreach and philanthropic efforts, business solutions and product input, and multicultural awareness for its associates.
TIAA’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs) are one of our largest and most important inclusion programs. Our BRG program started more than 10 years ago and has grown to include the following:
Female associates and allies
LGBTQ+ associates and allies
Diverse Abilities
Associates with disabilities, caregivers, and allies
Black associates and allies
Asian associates and allies
Our Corps
Active military, veterans, family members, and allies
Seasoned, experienced associates and allies
Latino and Hispanic associates and allies
Associates young in career or new in role and allies
Any associate can join any BRG. In fact, we encourage associates to join BRGs as allies to learn more about their colleagues and strengthen the ties of our TIAA family. Our BRGs operate according to a five-part Value Proposition that guides their strategies and initiatives:
  1. Employee engagement
  2. Community outreach (in partnership with Corporate Social Responsibility)
  3. Talent development
  4. Employer of choice
  5. Business impact

Our BRGs’ accomplishments highlight how they rise to the Value Proposition. Some highlights include:
  • Empowered’s critical partnership in our first-ever Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Early Insights Summit in 2019
  • Alliance, Diverse Abilities, and Our Corps’ partnership with the brand and marketing department to enhance the inclusivity of the imagery used in our marketing materials
  • SoPro and Our Corps’ Leadership in Times of Crisis learning event in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
Quick facts

TIAA Board of Trustees

TIAA sees the value of a diverse board to shape inclusive policies and operations for the many groups TIAA serves.
Minorities represent 28% of TIAA and CREF trustees and overseers and women represent 39%. 
Quick facts


TIAA works with more than 100 diverse suppliers. 11.7% of our spend is with
diverse companies.
supplier diversity

Supplier Diversity Program

We launched our Supplier Diversity Program in 1992 to build supplier relationships with minority- and women-owned business enterprises. Since 2011, TIAA has been designated as “best in class” among our peers for supplier diversity.

Is TIAA the place for you?

We’re always searching for new talent to build a more diverse team. We’re looking for your unique perspective to help us:
  • Create a more inclusive workforce
  • Meet the needs of our clients
  • Drive innovative thinking
  • Compete in a challenging market
awards & recognition

Workplace diversity

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve earned for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Diversity Inc Logo
Top 10 Companies for Diversity
Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
National Association for Female Executives
Black Enterprise Logo
50 Best Companies for Diversity
Black Enterprise

TIAA celebrates successful working parents

TIAA has been selected as one of the 100 Best Companies by Working Mother for nine consecutive years. In 2020, TIAA was chosen by as one of The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads.

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.
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