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MassMutual Named One of 2013 Top Companies for Diversity & Inclusion by UPTOWN Professional Magazine
7/15/2013 12:05:14 PM


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) was named one of the best companies, demonstrating measurable achievement and performance in the vital area of diversity and inclusion, by UPTOWN Professional Magazine, a twice-yearly career-focused publication and website for the global urban professional, which is part of the UPTOWN Magazine brand.

"This recognition by UPTOWN Magazine validates the strides MassMutual has made in diversifying our Board of Directors, half of which is now made up of women and people of color, and in our flourishing employee resource groups, as well as the recognition we have received from Working Mother Media and DiversityInc.," said Lorie Valle-Yanez, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, MassMutual, who also was named one of Uptown Professional's 2012 top 100 influential executives.

"These kudos only make us want to work harder to become a truly and completely diverse and inclusive company, not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because it's the right thing for the business," Valle-Yanez said.

"These industry and thought leading companies and organizations are responsive to the seismic shift in global demographics, and we feel are sensitive enough to connect the dots in the nettlesome areas of recruitment, retention, training & development and multicultural marketing in calling to positive action new, vibrant emerging markets for the onset of this dynamic millennium," said Robert Ingram, publisher of UPTOWN Professional.

The announcement of the top companies and organizations on the 2013 list was made in May. The UPTOWN list is created in conjunction with, a leading recruitment and employment solutions website.

To see MassMutual's Diversity & Inclusion recognition, visit MassMutual's website.

Source via PR Newswire

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