TIAA-CREF Named One of the Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers

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Company lauded for the fifth year in a row by Working Mother
magazine for progressive programs that foster a supportive workplace for
women

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, announced today
that it has been named one the 100 Best Companies for working mothers by Working
Mother
magazine. The list recognizes employers for outstanding
leadership in establishing policies, programs and a corporate culture
that supports working moms, including child care, flexible work
arrangements, paid parental leave and the advancement of women. This
year marks the fifth consecutive recognition for TIAA-CREF and the
company’s ninth time receiving the award.

In addition, TIAA-CREF’s Selina Urbina, managing director and national
practice management lead for the TIAA-CREF Institutional Retirement
Business, has been chosen as a Working Mother of the Year. Urbina will
be honored at Working Mother Media’s Gala Dinner on Oct. 15 and profiled
in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine.

“TIAA-CREF is honored to be recognized by Working Mother for our
support of working moms at all levels of our organization,” said Skip
Spriggs, executive vice president and head of human resources at
TIAA-CREF. “We also congratulate our colleague Selina who is a testament
to the talent and commitment of the working mothers we are so fortunate
to have on our team. Our company has built a culture where women can
thrive by coming together and where working moms have the flexibility,
support and opportunities they need and deserve.”

“As a 16-year veteran at TIAA-CREF and a mother of two, I’ve experienced
first-hand the many ways that our company stands behind working moms,”
said Urbina. “As an organization, TIAA-CREF offers an array of resources
to help women balance their career and family commitments. And as
individuals, women across the company take time to mentor and champion
one another. I’m proud to say my company has the creative thinking and
commitment to foster a work environment where women can excel – and, in
turn, help TIAA-CREF serve our clients that much more effectively.”

Promoting Women’s Financial Learning and Living

In addition to TIAA-CREF’s efforts to promote women in the workplace,
the financial services leader is dedicated to advancing women across the
nation by helping them build financial security and achieve retirement
readiness. Women face a number of unique challenges ahead of retirement
due to factors such as longer life expectancies, lower average wages and
a larger share of caregiving responsibilities. TIAA-CREF provides women
with the tools, guidance and knowledge they need to build financial
confidence and strengthen their financial foundation.

TIAA-CREF reaches thousands of women at all life stages through its Woman2Woman
online community and Woman2Woman Financial Empowerment Series of
workshops and webinars. Woman2Woman is an online community where women
can share financial insights and learn from financial experts, including
TIAA-CREF thought leaders and guest contributors. The site includes
articles and resources that can help women navigate financial challenges
and plan for security during their retirement years.

In honor of the company’s inclusion on the Working Mother list,
TIAA-CREF is featuring profiles of working mother employees on Woman2Woman
with tips on how they successfully manage work-life balance at
TIAA-CREF. For more information about TIAA-CREF’s Woman2Woman program,
please click here.

For more information about TIAA-CREF’s commitment to a diverse and
inclusive workplace, click here.

About TIAA-CREF

TIAA-CREF (www.tiaa-cref.org)
is a national financial services organization with $869 billion in
assets under management (as of 6/30/15) and is the leading provider of
retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural
fields.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media (WMM), a division of Bonnier Corporation (bonnier.com),
publishes Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com.
The Working Mother Research Institute (workingmother.com/wmri),
the National Association for Female Executives (nafe.com)
and Diversity Best Practices (diversitybestpractices.com)
are also units within WMM. WMM’s mission is to serve as a champion of
culture change. Working Mother magazine is the only national
magazine for career-committed mothers. Follow us on Facebook,
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LinkedIn
and Pinterest.

TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, Teachers Personal
Investors Services, Inc., and Nuveen Securities, LLC, Members FINRA and
SIPC, distribute securities products.

© 2015 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College
Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY
10017

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TIAA-CREF
John McCool, 888-200-4062
media@tiaa-cref.org
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