Working Toward a More Diverse Group of Future Leaders
We strive for a group of diverse leaders who evoke inspiration, fuel engagement and spark innovation among their colleagues, and who embody the culture of trust and inclusion which is critical to serving MetLife’s purpose.
EXCELERATE, MetLife’s CEO-driven talent sponsorship program, focuses on nurturing the diversity of our future leadership cohort by accelerating the progression of underrepresented groups as leaders.
The program has now reached participants across 27 countries and increases visibility, access and engagement with MetLife’s Executive Leadership Team. We continue to see growth among participants, with 34% receiving new or expanded responsibilities or having been promoted in 2022, compared with 22% in 2021.
Enhancing Team Inclusiveness
Teams are powered by diverse perspectives. MetLife’s INDEAVOR Team Experience is an interactive learning opportunity in which participants receive expert coaching and tools to accelerate more inclusive and high-performing interactions. Following a successful first year in 2021, participants reported feeling more comfortable being themselves, asking for help and collaborating with their colleagues. The 2022 cohort comprised 150 people.