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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.
Learn more about our programs
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.
Women represent 34% of TIAA and CREF trustees and overseers and 27% of the executive management team.
Minorities represent 21% of TIAA and CREF trustees & overseers and 27% of the executive management team.
TIAA works with more than 100 diverse suppliers. 14% of our spend is with diverse companies.
“Successful planning has and will continue to manifest my dreams into reality.”
Angie Moore, 25
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 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.
awards & recognition
We’re proud of the recognition we’ve earned for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Top 10 Companies for Executive Women
National Association of Female Executives
50 Best Companies for Diversity
TIAA celebrates successful working parents
For the 7th year in a row, Working Mother has selected TIAA as one of 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 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.
The customer story above describes the circumstances and experiences of a specific participant from one or more of the companies in the TIAA organization (“TIAA”). It may not be representative of the experience of other TIAA customers and is not indicative of future performance or success. Individual results and experiences will vary.