I am proud to work for a company who not only promotes a positive work environment for LGBT but who also celebrates diversity. Manulife embraces you for your skills and knowledge and thrives to help you develop them further and to bring new ones to life. I love working for a company where my skills and opinions are valued by senior management and where my coworkers are actually more like family to me.

Marie Desrosiers-Leblanc,
Bilingual Mortgage Lender
– Bank Risk Management,
and Halifax PROUD Co-chair

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Manulife is a leading international financial services group providing forward-thinking solutions to help people with their big financial decisions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions.


Diversity and inclusion play an essential role in Manulife’s award-winning corporate culture. We want to sustain and nurture an inclusive environment where diversity of thought thrives, and where all employees feel valued and respected, bring their authentic selves to work and contribute to our success.We recently created a Chief Talent and Diversity Officer role within our organization to ensure we fully integrate diversity and inclusion into all of our global workforce practices. In this newly created role, we are ensuring constant and collaborative dialogue between both talent and diversity, which benefits the Manulife/John Hancock culture. We continue to make it a priority to attract, develop and retain a high performing global workforce that drives innovation and creates greater customer satisfaction. We’re also home to a growing organization called PROUD: Professionals Reaching Out for Unity and Diversity that was launched by employees. It aims to promote an inclusive workplace for all our employees, including our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally (LGBTQA) employees in order to ensure their full and unencumbered contribution to Manulife. There are over 700 active members from our locations in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halifax, Montreal, Boston, and the Philippines. In 2016, John Hancock was named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by Human Rights Campaign and received a 100 per cent rating for the second year in a row.


Embracing diversity and building an inclusive work environment will only help us grow stronger. We actively seek diverse viewpoints, experiences, cultures and backgrounds that encourage us to challenge each other more — and ultimately lead to more innovative ideas, greater customer satisfaction, a better competitive position, successful decision-making, and improved business results.Within our communities, we have an ongoing commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity. In 2016, we supported Toronto’s Pride celebrations by hosting an educational tent for participants. And each year, we raise the Rainbow Flag in many of our offices around the world to celebrate and demonstrate our support for Pride.


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