TIAA-CREF Named One of The Top 100 Companies For Working Mothers

Company lauded for the fifth year in a row by Working Mother magazine for progressive programs that foster a supportive workplace for women
New York, NY – September 22, 2015 – TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, announced today that it has been named one the 100 Best Companies for working mothers by Working Mother magazine. The list recognizes employers for outstanding leadership in establishing policies, programs and a corporate culture that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work arrangements, paid parental leave and the advancement of women. This year marks the fifth consecutive recognition for TIAA-CREF and the company’s ninth time receiving the award.
In addition, TIAA-CREF’s Selina Urbina, managing director and national practice management lead for the TIAA-CREF Institutional Retirement Business, has been chosen as a Working Mother of the Year. Urbina will be honored at Working Mother Media's Gala Dinner on Oct. 15 and profiled in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine.
“TIAA-CREF is honored to be recognized by Working Mother for our support of working moms at all levels of our organization,” said Skip Spriggs, executive vice president and head of human resources at TIAA-CREF. “We also congratulate our colleague Selina who is a testament to the talent and commitment of the working mothers we are so fortunate to have on our team. Our company has built a culture where women can thrive by coming together and where working moms have the flexibility, support and opportunities they need and deserve.”
“As a 16-year veteran at TIAA-CREF and a mother of two, I’ve experienced first-hand the many ways that our company stands behind working moms,” said Urbina. “As an organization, TIAA-CREF offers an array of resources to help women balance their career and family commitments. And as individuals, women across the company take time to mentor and champion one another. I’m proud to say my company has the creative thinking and commitment to foster a work environment where women can excel – and, in turn, help TIAA-CREF serve our clients that much more effectively.”

Promoting Women’s Financial Learning and Living

In addition to TIAA-CREF’s efforts to promote women in the workplace, the financial services leader is dedicated to advancing women across the nation by helping them build financial security and achieve retirement readiness. Women face a number of unique challenges ahead of retirement due to factors such as longer life expectancies, lower average wages and a larger share of caregiving responsibilities. TIAA-CREF provides women with the tools, guidance and knowledge they need to build financial confidence and strengthen their financial foundation.
TIAA-CREF reaches thousands of women at all life stages through its Woman2Woman online community and Woman2Woman Financial Empowerment Series of workshops and webinars. Woman2Woman is an online community where women can share financial insights and learn from financial experts, including TIAA-CREF thought leaders and guest contributors. The site includes articles and resources that can help women navigate financial challenges and plan for security during their retirement years.
In honor of the company’s inclusion on the Working Mother list, TIAA-CREF is featuring profiles of working mother employees on Woman2Woman with tips on how they successfully manage work-life balance at TIAA-CREF. For more information about TIAA-CREF’s Woman2Woman program, please click here.
For more information about TIAA-CREF’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace, click here.


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