AXA is a proud gold sponsor of the 2015 New York City Pride Festival

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NEW YORK – AXA, a global financial protection and retirement leader, announced today that it is an official gold sponsor of NYC Pride 2015 (June 23-28), one of the largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) events in the nation.

“At AXA, diversity and inclusion are embedded in our values and our practice. Our sponsorship of NYC Pride is just one part of our steadfast commitment to creating a truly inclusive workplace and organization that reflects the customers we serve and the communities in which we live and work,” said David Karr, chairman of AXA Advisors and executive sponsor of the AXA Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG). 

AXA was recently recognized as one of the “best places to work” for LGBT equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, earning a perfect score of 100 percent on their 2015 Corporate Equality Index.  AXA embraces an inclusive work environment that respects all people and encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work each day.  As part of AXA’s ongoing commitment to promoting inclusion, the company recently launched “Allies@AXA Pride,” AXA Group’s first global ERG.  This group, along with the national ERG “AXA Pride,” creates and sustains an AXA presence in the LGBT community, fostering advocacy and action across the 59 countries where AXA’s employees and clients live and work. 

AXA was an industry pioneer in offering life insurance benefits to same-sex couples. Continuing this tradition, AXA Advisors will be hosting an LGBT Summit during Pride week.  This annual educational conference is attended by our diverse and dedicated teams of financial professionals and provides a forum to discuss how best to serve the life and retirement needs of the LGBT community.  

Event Timeline

  • To kick off NYC Pride week, AXA will be participating in the Family Movie Night event on June 23rd at Pier 63 where the public is invited to stop by an AXA booth for fun, kid-friendly activities.   
  • On June 28th, AXA employees, led by CEO Mark Pearson, will march down Fifth Avenue in the largest Pride celebration in the world. 
  • After the March, participants can visit the AXA booth at PrideFest, the annual LGBT street fair and concert series located on Hudson Street between Abigdon Square and West 14th street.

AXA will also be celebrating Pride at our other primary office locations.  On June 20th, AXA celebrated (CNY) Pride in Syracuse, and AXA will take part in the Charlotte Pride Parade and Festival on August 15 and 16.  For more information about AXA Pride, visit our Diversity and Inclusion section. Follow us on Twitter @AXA_US.

About AXA

“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: Jersey City, NJ), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insuranceannuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC. Group insurance products are issued by AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable), by MONY Life Insurance Company of America (MONY America), and by unaffiliated third-party issuers. AXA Equitable and MONY America have sole responsibility for their insurance and claims-paying obligations. AXA S.A. is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA S.A. is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 59 countries as of December 31, 2014.
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