A stronger company, a stronger society

From building an inclusive, diverse company to promoting equality and inclusion in our communities, we recognize the value in welcoming different voices and perspectives. We also strive to empower everyone to create the financial lives they want. To achieve all of these objectives, we have policies and programs to advance the careers and businesses of various groups that can make unique contributions — like women, the LGBTQ+ community, service members and veterans, and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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Investing in women

We support women at Bank of America and out in the world to help them lead, create change and grow businesses.

We partner with organizations that connect women entrepreneurs to mentoring, capital and other tools that help advance their businesses and make significant contributions to our global economy.

Inside our company, we have active efforts to recruit, retain and promote women, who represent over 50% of our global workforce and over 45% of our management team. From our equal pay for equal work commitment to our philosophy on competitive compensation, we have created a culture where women’s pay is on average greater than 99% of that received by men across the U.S., UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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The LGBTQ+ community

Both in our company and in society, we’re committed to creating an environment where LGBTQ+ individuals are supported and included. From pioneering equal benefits for same-sex couples, sponsoring campaigns that promote inclusion, and having open dialogue among our employees, we're always assessing how to promote a progressive atmosphere.

Bank of America partners with Love Has No Labels, a groundbreaking movement that challenges us to judge less and accept more. Its message changes hearts by showing that we have more in common with others than we might think.

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Service members and veterans

Service members are known for their leadership, dedication and adaptability. That’s why we have many programs and resources that recruit veterans, current Guardsmen and Reservists and military spouses, then help them thrive in the workforce and in their lives.

Our Merchant Services Military Affinity Group (MAG) works to attract, recruit, hire, integrate, retain and develop military talent. Then our Military Affairs, made up of leaders across our company, helps create a smoother transition to civilian life. We also offer veteran-focused financial education, including through partnerships with nonprofits and military organizations nationwide, that helps them navigate money matters outside the military.

Another way we support vets and their families is our Military Support and Assistance Group (MSAG), which unites military employees, their colleagues, families and other employees to network and develop their careers. For our active military members and their families, MSAG also offers mentoring and support during and after deployments.

For veterans who own businesses, our $20 million Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program connects them with affordable capital to help kick-start and grow their companies.

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Supporting people with disabilities

We recognize the unique contributions that individuals with intellectual disabilities can make to our company and our communities. As part of our dedication to having a diverse, inclusive company, we have employed individuals with intellectual disabilities on our Support Services team for decades.

We also make sure to create opportunities for customers with disabilities with our products and services. Plus, we partner with other organizations to promote independence and empowerment for people with intellectual disabilities around the world, like our decades-long Special Olympics partnership.

Around the world, Special Olympics empowers those with intellectual disabilities and their families, too. For three decades we’ve been a proud sponsor of this incredible organization and its success in highlighting the power of possibility that lies within each of us.