TIAA has earned 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), an annual assessment of LGBTQ+ equality in business, and was named one of the HRC “Best Places to Work.”
“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training.
“Inclusion, diversity and equity remains critical to our mission…it’s at the heart of how we’re focused on being the change,” said Corie Pauling, TIAA Chief Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and CSR Officer. "We want every associate to have a true sense of belonging, voice and impact. To do this, sustained focus, investment and accountability are vital. We’re proud of the progress so far, but also understand that we must set and reset the bar.”
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation rates companies using four categories: non-discrimination policies across business entities; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. It reviews more than 20 million U.S. workers and an additional 18 million abroad.
TIAA was rated alongside many other major US businesses, including Fortune magazine’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses and American Lawyer magazine’s top 200 revenue-grossing law firms (AmLaw 200).
The full report can be found here.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) people. Through its programs, the HRC Foundation seeks to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people, shedding light on inequity and deepening the public’s understanding of LGBTQ+ issues, with a clear focus on advancing transgender and racial justice. Its work has transformed the landscape for more than 15 million workers, 11 million students, 1 million clients in the adoption and foster care system and so much more. The HRC Foundation provides direct consultation and technical assistance to institutions and communities, driving the advancement of inclusive policies and practices; it builds the capacity of future leaders and allies through fellowship and training programs; and, with the firm belief that we are stronger working together, it forges partnerships with advocates in the U.S. and around the globe to increase our impact and shape the future of our work.