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, which is led by Geri Thomas, our Chief Diversity executive partners 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. In 2009, we created the Diversity Executive Recruiting team, which 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. In 2012, through Employee Networks around the world, more than 60,000 employees connected and participated in networking opportunities, mentoring programs, information forums and various volunteer events. Many members also served in leadership roles and led initiatives for recruiting, client development and community partnerships.
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 2012, Bank of America spent $2.3 billion with diverse businesses.
In 1970, the professional landscape was vastly different than it is now. It is something DeKalb County resident Geri Thomas wanted to change when she entered the business world — and change it has. Thomas began her career with Bank of America in 1970 in customer accounting, a field filled primarily with women. However, the executive branches of the company were mostly populated by white men. In the 43 years she has worked with the bank, she has seen it evolve into a diverse institution, she said… learn More about DeKalb resident fosters equality in the workplace
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Women in Business: Q&A with Geri Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President, Bank of America
Geri Thomas is Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President for Bank of America. She serves as the chief strategist and leader for diversity and inclusion globally and serves on the bank's Global Diversity & Inclusion Council… learn More about Women in Business: Q&A with Geri Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer and Georgia State President, Bank of America
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.