Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Colleagues, Clients and Community are our strategic priority areas for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We believe that a focus on inclusion at every level of the organization, leads to better performance, increased innovation, an enhanced ability to address customer needs, higher employee engagement, lower employee turnover rates and helps to strengthen our communities.

At the heart of our belief is that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion must be intentional and individual. Each of us at Voya is responsible for executing Voya’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. We believe that our employees own our culture and have a responsibility to foster an environment where we all feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work. It is up to each of us to act in ways that support our overall strategy: “Celebrating our differences. Choosing to include.” We are stronger because of our differences: race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, creed, citizenship status, as well as perspective of thought, beliefs, education, background and experiences.

Celebrating our Differences

Equal Opportunity

Voya Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. This governs all decisions related to employment, including selection, development and compensation. It also includes an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation. We believe that all employees must be treated fairly, with respect, and in a manner free from discrimination and harassment.

We aggressively enforce our harassment and anti-discrimination workplace policies. All new managers are required to take training to help them create an environment that demonstrates value, respect and fair treatment for all individuals.

For information on positions with Voya Financial, please visit Careers at Voya.

Employee-Led Councils

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Voya’s Employee-Led Councils, formerly Employee Resource Groups (ERG), play an important role in engaging and educating our workforce, and are a vital resource to advancing Voya’s business goals. These Councils help Voya foster a more inclusive culture where diverse perspectives are valued and celebrated. Voya has 11 Councils:

  • African American/Black
  • Asian
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Giving
  • Hispanic and Latino
  • LGBTQ & Allies
  • NextGen
  • People with Disabilities and Caregivers
  • Veterans
  • Volunteerism
  • Women’s

DEI Programs and Initiatives

Voya has developed and executed various trainings, initiatives and development and mentorship programs that support the advancement of our diversity strategy. Explore Voya’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement to learn more about our DEI programs and initiatives.

Additionally, we have achieved the following:

  • Advancement of our cross-company mentoring program, in partnership with Menttium, designed to accelerate leadership skills for underrepresented professionals.
  • Completion of a second phase of Voya’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force designed to develop recommendations and solutions that create meaningful change within various underrepresented groups.
  • Enhancements to our tuition reimbursement program to reduce debt and cash flow burdens.
  • Growth of Voya’s leadership trainings to help strengthen management skills for diverse teams and underrepresented talent.
Description

We define diversity at Voya as diversity of thought, perspective and background. We believe that focus on inclusion at every level of the organization, leads to better performance, increased innovation, an enhanced ability to address customer needs, higher employee engagement, lower employee turnover rates and helps to strengthen our communities.

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The importance of diversity and inclusion at Voya is reinforced at the highest level. Voya Financial’s board of directors is composed of a highly skilled group of individuals representing a diversity of gender, ethnicity, expertise and skills. Voya is actively advancing the dialogue around board diversity. We are working with external partners, publications and forums to amplify a shared vision for greater diversity in board rooms across the U.S. and set an example that others may apply to their organizations. 

Description

At the heart of our belief is that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion must be intentional and individual. Each of us at Voya is responsible for executing Voya’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy. We believe that our employees own our culture and have a responsibility to foster an environment where we all feel comfortable bringing our whole selves to work. It is up to each of us to act in ways that support our overall strategy: “Celebrating our Differences. Choosing to Include.

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We are stronger because of our differences: race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, creed, citizenship status, as well as perspective of thought, beliefs, education, background and experiences. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. This governs all decisions related to employment, including selection, development and compensation. It also includes an employee’s request for reasonable accommodation. We believe that all employees must be treated fairly, with respect, and in a manner free from discrimination and harassment. Our policies provide clarity about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the related expectations we place on our employees, business collaborators and other key stakeholders.

Description

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential to conducting our business in a responsible manner and is integral to developing innovative solutions to enable our clients to effectively plan, invest and protect their assets. Our mission is to help all Americans retire better, and that means that a workforce that reflects the diversity of Americans we serve.

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In an increasingly complex, global marketplace, the ability to draw on a wide range of viewpoints, backgrounds, skills, experience and expertise results in better and more innovative solutions. We invest in attracting, hiring and retaining diverse talent and this allows us to better serve our clients and deliver products and services that meet their needs.

As an extension of Voya’s vision and mission to help all Americans have the quality of life they seek in retirement, the Voya Cares® program is committed to being a leader in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and special needs — as well as their families, caregivers and other providers — by offering a depth of resources focused on education, planning and solutions. Visit Voya Cares to learn more.

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We believe in strengthening our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, giving and nonprofit board service. Voya Foundation is the philanthropic giving arm of Voya Financial and provides grants that support our Financial Resilience giving priority, which focuses on (1) providing grades K–12 with the resources to be financially secure in the future; (2) supporting teacher training and rewarding excellence in the classroom; and (3) helping students pursue post-secondary education through our Voya Scholars program. Through this philanthropic work, we focus on financial inclusion and providing the tools and resources for the achievement of financial security.

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Our employees are generous with their time and resources. In 2022, 53% of Voya employees volunteered more than 10k hours in their communities during our National Days of Service in May. 81% of employees engaged in our annual Employee Giving Campaign during September, raising $1.6 million, together with Voya Foundation match for nonprofits. 

The programs we support through our nonprofit partners tend to serve those who are economically and/or socially disadvantaged. Beneficiaries for all programs are most likely to be (1) people of color (non-Caucasian); (2) female; (3) living in a household where the annual household income is below $50,000; and (4) living in a household where the highest education attained is high school or less.

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