Manulife welcomes author Soledad O’Brien to reinforce the company’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

Fireside chat with O’Brien and Manulife’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, michelle taylor jones fostered frank dialogue with colleagues to foster inclusivity and understanding

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TORONTO, April 26, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Manulife welcomes a documentary filmmaker, author and journalist Soledad O’Brien for a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event at Boston. The event provided an opportunity for 38,000 Manulife colleagues to participate and listen to an important conversation about inclusion and the biases that can prevail in the workplace.

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“Identifying and addressing biases and making inclusion a priority in the workplace are key to positively impacting the future of work. It is encouraging to see the growing commitment over the past decade in the area of ​​diversity, equity and inclusion, especially from corporate leaders and organizations like Manulife,” said Soledad O’Brien. “This interest runs deep and we see companies determined to find ways to solve problems, take positive action and accelerate progress on all fronts. The pillars and values ​​that Manulife has defined for their global team truly exemplify their dedication and commitment to this area. space.”

“Having an open and candid dialogue about the progress we’ve made at Manulife on our journey towards diversity, equity and inclusion is extremely important. As we continue to drive the strategy forward, it is imperative that we remain active and intentional in our efforts to secure a better and more inclusive future for all,” said michelle taylor jonesManulife’s Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer.

Manulife is committed to building a culture of inclusion, continuous learning and moving forward on the path to diversity, equity and inclusion. Through events like today’s, Manulife remains focused on expanding its diversity of talent and creating a stronger, more inclusive culture that will help foster meaningful connections for all, and enable greater great innovation, growth and will make their business an attractive place for talent. people.

To learn more about Manulife’s DEI journey, visit

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international provider of financial services that helps people make decisions easier and live better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canadawe provide financial advice and insurance, trading as Manulife across Canada, Asiaand Europeand mainly as John Hancock in United States. Through Manulife Investment Management, the global brand for our global wealth and asset management business, we serve individuals, institutions and pension plan members around the world. Our main operations are in Asia and Canadaand United States, where we have been serving our customers for over 155 years. We trade as “MFC” on the Toronto, New Yorkand Philippine stock exchanges and under ‘945’ in hong kong. Over the past 12 months, we have made 31.8 billion Canadian dollars in payments to our customers.

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