Global impact

Diversity & inclusion

Sustaining a strong global workforce in more than 40 countries.

Promoting a diverse workplace starts at the top

With a global workforce in more than 40 countries, diversity and inclusion — in thought, style, experience, culture, ethnicity and sexual orientation — are good for business, help attract and retain talent and enable us to better serve employees, customers, clients and shareholders.

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. This group, composed of senior leaders from around the world, has created a culture that keeps diversity and inclusion at the forefront for managers throughout the company. Our Global Diversity & Inclusion organization is led by Cynthia Bowman, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Cynthia and her team partner with businesses across regions to develop strategy, recruit diverse talent, and manage our diversity sponsorships and strategic alliances.

 

Recruiting the right talent:

 

Every day, we’re focused on creating not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other.

 

We seek to attract, recruit and retain top diverse talent from across the globe. Our Diversity Executive Recruiting Team identifies prospective executives and connects talent to leaders within our organization. We also increased our diversity hiring with a focus on early candidate identification and development through partnerships with approximately 200 schools and external diversity organizations.

 

Fostering a diverse employee network:


At Bank of America, diversity is part of our DNA. Our Employee Networks are perfect examples of how the bank grows stronger through its commitment to diversity and inclusion. We have 12 Employee Networks with more than 200 chapters made up of more than 70,000 of our employees worldwide. These networks provide participants with frequent opportunities to connect with those of a similar dimension of diversity – along with their allies – to develop leadership skills, build strong ties with the communities we serve and bring lasting value to our business strategies.

 

Maintaining supplier diversity:


Our Supplier Diversity and Development program works to make sure that the goods and services we purchase in our communities come from a wide range of sources and our suppliers have a chance to become long-term partners. Our suppliers include minorities and people with disabilities, as well as businesses owned by veterans, women, and individuals in the LGBT community. In 2014, we spent $2.5 billion with diverse businesses.

Diversity & Inclusion in action
NAPN

A culture of diversity and inclusion

Created in 2004, the Native American Professional Network (NAPN) is one of 12 of our employee networks providing valuable mentoring, support and community involvement opportunities…  learn More about A culture of diversity and inclusion

Jackie Robinson

What Jackie Robinson could teach us today

Jackie's message suggests that fostering an inclusive culture is everyone's responsibility, whether you are a bank, a baseball player, a filmmaker, or simply a citizen of the world…  learn More about What Jackie Robinson could teach us today

ALLY video

Ally Program sends a powerful message of inclusivity

In February 2014, the Ally Program was recognized as Program of the Year by the National Business Inclusion Consortium. The forum consists of industry-leading financial service companies, as well as diversity advocates and government officials…  learn More about Ally Program sends a powerful message of inclusivity

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Diverse Global Workforce

Diverse Global Workforce 

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.

Recruiting the Right Talent

Recruiting the Right Talent 

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.

Councils & Employee Networks

Councils & Employee Networks 

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.