We are a diverse and inclusive company
Our purpose is to make financial lives better for our customers, clients and communities by connecting them to the resources they need to be successful. That starts with our employees. The diversity of our employees—in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture and experience—makes us stronger, and is essential to our ability to fulfill our purpose and achieve our business strategy of responsible growth.
Diversity and inclusion are part of our values. Around the world, we hold leaders accountable for building diverse teams and fostering an inclusive environment where employees are valued for who they are and what they offer. This accountability starts with our CEO, Brian Moynihan, who chairs our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council.
We're stronger when we connect our diverse backgrounds and perspectives to better meet the needs of our customers. More than half of our global workforce is women and more than 40 percent of our US workforce is racially and ethnically diverse. We also recognize that our work in building upon our diversity is not done. Through recruitment efforts and partnerships we're attracting some of the best and diverse talent from around the world. We've expanded our dedicated campus and specialty sourcing recruiting teams, which partner with more than 200 colleges, universities and other organizations around the world to recruit diverse talent. Our most recent campus recruiting class was more than 50 percent diverse.
We place particular emphasis on how we care for our employees, drive a culture of mutual respect, and promote teamwork at every level of our company. We invest in all employees through development and learning programs that support their career development and wellness. Our Employee Networks give employees the opportunity to connect to develop leadership skills, build strong ties with their communities, and bring lasting value to our business. Our 12 employee networks have more than 70,000 memberships around the world.
By nurturing a workplace where our employees feel appreciated and engaged, we help them become better in their jobs and at building their careers with us. We strive to give all employees the support they need to be their best at work and at home, so that they can make a genuine impact and contribute to the sustainable growth of our business and the communities we serve.
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Every day, we're focused on a great place for people to work. We actively promote an inclusive environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve personal success and contribute to our company.
We’re committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe. In 2009, we created the Diversity Executive Recruiting team, which identifies prospective executives and connects talent to leaders within our organization.
Our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment starts at the top with our CEO Brian Moynihan, who chairs our Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.