Awards & recognition

An important part of how we drive responsible growth is our focus on being a great place to work. We deliver on this commitment by being an inclusive workplace for all our employees, creating opportunities for them to develop and grow, recognizing and rewarding performance, and supporting our employee’s physical, emotional and financial wellness.

In 2019, Fortune and Great Place to Work Institute named us one of the 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For. We were included as the only financial services company on Fortune’s inaugural 2019 Best Big Companies to Work For list, and we were named No. 19 out of 30 large companies on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance list and No. 21 out of 100 companies on the 2019 Workplaces for Diversity list. In April, we were ranked the top financial institution in the 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies list which recognizes the 50 most sought-after places to work in the U.S.

We’re honored to be recognized by these and other organizations and media around the world for our practices. Here are some of our most recent awards:

Being an inclusive workplace for all of our employees
Creating opportunities for growth and development
Supporting our employee’s physical, emotional and financial wellness

Being an inclusive workplace for all of our employees

  • Recognized as a leader in the U.S. on the Equileap global gender equality report and for our commitment to gender equality at all levels of our company, as well as access to top healthcare benefits
  • World's Best Bank for Diversity & Inclusion by Euromoney, in 2019, 2018 and 2016
  • 2019 Catalyst Award winner, recognizing our exceptional efforts to accelerate progress for women in business
  • Recognized as a leader for the fourth consecutive year on Bloomberg’s annual Gender-Equality Index, for demonstrating leadership in our policies, practices and disclosures in support of gender equality
  • One of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Diversity and Best Workplaces for Women
  • Named #2 in Diversity MBA Magazine’s ranking of 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work
  • Included as an inaugural member in the Morningstar Minority Empowerment Index, recognizing Bank of America as a corporate leader in fostering an equitable, just and inclusive workplace, board of directors, as well as supply chains and community engagement
  • Ranked on Black Enterprise’s 50 Best Companies for Diversity in 2018
  • Named to LATINA Style magazine’s 50 best companies for Latinas to work as part of its Latina Style 50 Report in 2019; our Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) was named a Top Employee Resource Group of the year
  • Among Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology’s Top 20 most Admired Employers
  • Named to Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index, which recognizes companies for diversity and inclusion practices in recruitment, retention, and advancement; company culture; and demographic transparency. Our HOLA and our Disability Advocacy Network were also recognized with Above and Beyond Awards in 2019.
  • American Banker ranked five of our executives among the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance
  • Recognized as a top 10 company in Working Mother Magazine’s 100 Best Companies list of 2018; our 30th consecutive year on the list. We are also one of their Best Companies for Dads and Best Companies for Multicultural Women.
  • Recognized by the National Association for Female Executives on its Top Companies for Executive Women list for 2019
  • Recognized by ANITAB.org as one of their Top Companies for Women Technologists in 2018
  • Honored by the 2020 Women on Boards campaign for our commitment to board diversity in maintaining a board composition of at least 20 percent women
  • Career Mastered Magazine recognized Bank of America on its list of the Top 50 Companies for Women in 2018
  • One of Workingmums.co.uk’s Top Employers
  • Part of the Women in Finance Charter, pledging our commitment to gender equality
  • Named to the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index in 2019 for our inclusive workplace and support for the LGBT+ community 
  • Recognized with Out & Equal’s Workplace Excellence “Outie” Award in 2017 for our programs, policies and actions to support our LGBT teammates and equality
  • Gold Award for the Work With Pride Index in 2018
  • Named 2019 Global Employer of the Year by Disability:IN for leading the way in policies, practices and programs that are inclusive of people with disabilities
  • Received the Disability Rights Advocates Eagle Award for our ongoing commitment to disability rights
  • Named one of Military Times magazine’s Best for Vets: Employers in 2019
  • Named a CivilianJobs.com Most Valuable Employers Finalist in 2017
  • Listed by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies and Top Supplier Diversity Programs in 2018
  • Our Military Support and Assistance Group was recognized by the Association of ERGs & Councils as a Top 25 U.S. Employee Resource Groups, Business Resource Groups and Diversity Councils in both 2018 and 2019
  • Recipient of the UK Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award in 2016
  • We were the first financial services company on the Billion Dollar Roundtable, for our commitment to supplier diversity and development
  • Recognized by Jane Doe Inc. for our efforts to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence
  • Named Corporation of the Year by The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
  • The NGLCC and the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) also named Bank of America among their NBIC Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion in 2018
  • Named Corporation of the Year - Financial from the National Minority Supplier Development Council in 2018 for the second year for our supplier diversity efforts
  • On the Omnikal “Omni50” list of America’s Top 50 Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities

Creating opportunities for growth and development

  • Eleven Learning and Leadership Development programs recognized in 2019 with a Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence Award
  • Received a Brandon Hall Group Silver award in 2018 for Best Advance in Early Talent Acquisition Technology for digitalizing our campus recruiting
  • One of Comparably’s top 25 Large Companies for Professional Development in 2018
  • Included in the UK Top Undergraduate Employer rankings, as voted for by students on Rate My Placement
  • Universum ranked Bank of America Merrill Lynch #21 on its 2018 list of the World’s Most Attractive Employers
  • Recognized by JUST Capital as the industry leader in the “Banks” industry category in the second annual ranking of America’s Most JUST Companies
  • WayUp recognized Bank of America as a 2018 Top 100 Internship Program
  • One of Vault’s 50 Best Investment Banks to Work For in 2018

Supporting our employee’s physical, emotional and financial wellness

  • One of Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Parents
  • Awarded gold level recognition on the 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index for fostering a workplace culture of health
  • Named a 2018 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Ranked among Fatherly.com’s 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads
  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Families by Paid Leave + US

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