Diversity & inclusion

TIAA is a diverse and dynamic organization. Our employees 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 employees 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.

Employee Resource Groups

To help foster diversity and inclusion, TIAA has a rich community of Employee Resource Groups that provide leadership development, networking opportunities, community outreach and philanthropic efforts, business solutions and product input, and multicultural awareness.

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Diverse. Inclusive. Not just a nice idea. It's who we are.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion doesn’t stop with TIAA employees. We created a website for young professionals, an online community and financial webinars for women, a website in Spanish for Spanish preferred participants, and a series of webinars for LBGT customers.
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Women represent 34% of TIAA and CREF trustees and overseers and 27% of the executive management team.
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Minorities represent 21% of TIAA and CREF trustees & overseers and 27% of the executive management team.
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TIAA works with more than 100 diverse suppliers. 14% of our spend is with diverse companies.
Customer Stories

“Successful planning has and will continue to manifest my dreams into reality.”


Angie Moore, 25
Research assistant
Participant since 2015


TIAA joins the Business Coalition for Equality

Aligned with TIAA’s continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Coalition for Equality is a group of leading U.S. employers that support the Equality Act.

Nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment

TIAA is committed to providing equal opportunity across all employment practices including recruitment, selection, training/development, promotion, transfer and compensation, without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or any category protected by law (“protected categories”).
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awards & recognition

Workplace diversity

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve earned for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Diversity Inc Logo
Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
National Association of Female Executives
Black Enterprise Logo
40 Best Companies for Diversity
Black Enterprise
Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2016

TIAA celebrates successful working parents

For the 6th year in a row, Working Mother has selected TIAA as one fo the 100 Best Companies. Hear from TIAA working parents and see how we support them.

Is TIAA the place for you?

Partnering with universities and professional organizations, 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
supplier diversity

Supplier Diversity Program

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