Opportunity & equity for all

Business Diversity Program

TIAA is committed to inclusion, diversity and equity on all fronts, and we're able to put this philosophy into practice by supporting diverse-owned businesses nationwide.

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Our commitment

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Thasunda Brown-Duckett
Letter from our CEO

At TIAA, we embrace diversity as a way of doing business. It's the right thing to do, but more than that, it's who we are—and we believe it's key to our success.

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Who we are & what we do

Equal access and a level playing field

Our Business Diversity Program adds economic value to diverse organizations, creates a competitive advantage, increases market share and provides access to capital. While helping TIAA access a diverse supplier base, the program reinforces our commitment to focus on the economic growth of all communities—including and reflective of the participants we serve.

Looking forward

Building toward the future, every day

We strive to provide equitable opportunities and inclusive representation throughout our supply chain.

Supply Chain Sustainability

We are committed to environmental stewardship, human rights, fair and equal treatment, benefits, and health and safety.

Our goals:

  • Advance supply chain sustainability while promoting inclusive behavior and equity.
  • Balance the immediate needs of clients, colleagues and our communities, with benefits for future generations.
Supplier Diversity

A subset of TIAA's Business Diversity Program, our Supplier Diversity initiative was established in 1992 to:

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How we help

Diverse Supplier Academy

The TIAA Diverse Supplier Academy connects our suppliers with key leaders across the organization for a shared understanding of our business while providing opportunities to grow their companies.


Through an interactive webinar series and Q&A sessions with key business area leaders, we seek to develop diverse suppliers that have the ability, capacity and skills necessary to grow, develop and manage their businesses profitably.


Our mentoring program connects diverse-owned businesses with committed TIAA mentors who can provide expert guidance and industry insights focused directly on mentees' business goals to support the growth of their companies and help them expand their reach.


TIAA provides diverse suppliers, business owners and underrepresented entrepreneurs with scholarships to attend the Tuck Diversity Business Programs at Dartmouth College in an effort to accelerate their growth.

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Getting started

Start your journey with us today

If you or your business qualify, you may be eligible to join the Business Diversity Program to assist in the procurement of goods and services for our organization. We seek to include one or more diverse-owned suppliers in all Request for Proposals (RFPs).

To be considered, visit our supplier portal and complete a company profile.

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