Cindy Pace was named global diversity & inclusion officer at MetLife.
In her new role, Pace will further MetLife’s global diversity and inclusion strategy to help fuel innovation, cross-cultural collaboration and business success.
“I am excited about all we can accomplish through our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion,” says Susan Podlogar, MetLife executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “I know these efforts will only get stronger under Cindy’s leadership.”
Pace joined MetLife in 2013 to lead the company’s first global women’s initiative to advance women in leadership roles and strengthen the readiness and capabilities of women in the talent pipeline. Under her leadership, these efforts resulted in an increase of merited promotions into vice president-level roles. Pace also spearheaded the recent partnership with the United Nations’ Women and Global Innovation Coalition for Change and serves as an advisor and company representative.
A 20-year veteran of various corporate management and global leadership roles, Pace has worked in clinical research, diversity and inclusion, organizational change, executive leadership development, talent strategy integration, and innovation.
“Cultivating a purpose-driven and inclusive culture where diversity is valued and fostered is at the heart of MetLife’s approach,” says Pace. “We believe a globally, diverse workforce enables us to drive innovation, deliver on our promises to customers, and make a positive impact in the communities we serve.”
Pace earned a doctorate in Organizational Learning and Leadership from the Teachers College at Columbia University; a Master of Business Education from New York University; and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Morris Brown College where she was a Research Fellow in Microbiology and Neuropsychology.