Diversity Awards and Recognition

Company Awards

Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008

  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation
    BNY Mellon received perfect 100 percent score.

Corporate Partner of the Year, 2013

  • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
    Recognizing BNY Mellon for demonstrating outstanding leadership by promoting and leading diversity initiatives within the company and the industry.

Leadership Award, 2013

  • OPEN Finance
    Honoring BNY Mellon for demonstrating incredible leadership in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) equality by signing the Bingham amicus brief for the United States v. Windsor case.

Robert D. McAuliffe Community Service Award, 2013

  • Arc of Onondaga Foundation
    Recognizing BNY Mellon for its longstanding commitment to people with developmental disabilities and diversity in the workplace.

Readers' Choice Best Diversity Company, 2013

  • Diversity/Careers
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as a leader in diversity within financial services by demonstrating outstanding commitment to and support of minorities and women, attention to work-life balance, and support of supplier diversity.

Corporate Partner of the Year, 2013

  • The Albert Kennedy Trust
    Recognizing BNY Mellon and Prism, for its ongoing commitment to The Albert Kennedy Trust, in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless young people in crisis.

Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK, 2013

  • The Times and Opportunity Now
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as one of the top 50 employers for women in the United Kingdom who strive for gender equality in the workplace by fostering an inclusive culture that helps each individual reach their full potential.

Top Employer in Finance, 2013

  • Black EOE Journal
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as a Top Financial Company in the Black EOE Journal's "Best of the Best" list for the efforts made towards promoting equal opportunity and business opportunities for diverse employees.

Top Employer in Finance, 2013

  • Professional Woman's Magazine
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as a Top Financial Company in the Professional Woman's Magazine's "Best of the Best" list for efforts made towards promoting the advancement of multicultural diverse women in all aspects of business and employment to ensure equal opportunity.

Champion of Inclusion, 2012

  • Best Buddies
    Recognizing BNY Mellon's ongoing commitment to advancing workforce development opportunities through support of the organization which creates one-to-one friendships and integrated employment opportunities for people with intellectual differences.

Top 50 Employers for Women in the UK, 2012

  • The Times of London and Opportunity Now
    Recognizing BNY Mellon on its annual list of 50 top-performing businesses throughout the UK that also strive for gender equity in the workplace.

Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award, 2012

  • Pro Bono Institute
    Recognizing BNY Mellon's Legal Team for outstanding global pro bono work, including helping returning U.S. veterans with combat-related disabilities secure benefits.

Circle of Hope Award, 2011

  • Pennsylvania Women Work
    Recognizing BNY Mellon for its efforts with the organization which advocates for education and economic equity among all people.

Corporate Partner of the Year, 2010

  • National Black MBA Association, Metro New York Chapter
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as a dedicated and leading supporter of the organization.

Top 50 Places to Work in India, 2010

  • Great Place to Work Institute, India
    Recognizing BNY Mellon (India) in Pune as No. 28 on the basis of their employees' responses to questions relating to the levels of trust, camaraderie, and teamwork within their workplace.

"i Award" Corporate Leadership Award, 2010

  • Central New York Inclusion Conference
    Recognizing a business for demonstrating best practice internal inclusion and diversity efforts.

Top 20 Best Places to Work in Ireland, 2010

  • Great Place to Work Institute
    Recognizing BNY Mellon, as top 20 large company in Ireland where employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

Top 25 Best Companies to Work For, 2010 and 2009

  • Great Place to Work Institute, India
    Recognizing iNautix India, an affiliate of Pershing LLC as Nov. 17 (2010), on the basis of their employees' responses to questions relating to the levels of trust, credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie within their workplace.

Power of Work Award, 2010 and 2009

  • Goodwill Industries
    BNY Mellon received this award for helping people with special needs overcome barriers to employment.

Rainbow Award, 2009

  • Belgium Business Association
    Recognizing BNY Mellon as the most gay friendly employer in Belgium.

Advocacy and Services for People with Disabilities Certificate, 2009

  • The Arc,
    BNY Mellon received this recognition for demonstrated commitment to employment diversity.

Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality Index, 2009 and 2008

  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation
    BNY Mellon featured on list of the top companies that support equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees.

The Top 50 – Where Women Want to Work, 2009 and 2008

  • The London Times
    BNY Mellon featured on list of 50 of the UK's largest and most progressive employers, for demonstrated efforts in attracting, retaining and developing female talent.


Individual Awards

CUP Catalysts Change Agent, Law, 2013

  • Council of Urban Professionals
    Honoring Kevin Armstrong, Director and Managing Counsel, Pershing Advisor Solutions LLC, for his leadership, accomplishments, and extraordinary success in law while simultaneously making a significant impact on his community.

Lifetime Achievement Award, 2013

  • Association of Latino Professional in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), Boston
    Honoring Rene Jarquin, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wealth Management for his outstanding achievements and longstanding commitment to the ALPFA organization and its members.

CUP Catalysts Change Agent, Finance, 2013

  • Council of Urban Professionals
    Honoring Patrick Vatel, Managing Director, Asset Servicing, Credit Management & Strategy, for his leadership, accomplishments, and extraordinary success in business while simultaneously making a significant impact on his community.

Rising Star, 2013

  • Women's Bond Club
    Recognizing Prasanna Patel, Manager of the GRS Technology Program Management Office in Client Technology Solutions, for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments in business.

Ascend Inspiring Across Generations (IAG): High Impact Leader, 2013

  • Ascend
    Honoring Christine Park, Senior Director, Wealth Management, for her outstanding leadership in the marketplace, commitment to community service, and serving as an inspiring role model to Asian Americans and others in the business.

Top 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds, 2013

  • Hedge Fund Journal
    Honoring Marina Lewin, Head of Sales for Asset Servicing Americans and Global Head of Sales for Alternative Investment Services, for her achievements and extraordinary success in the industry.

Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity, 2013

  • Diversity Plus
    Honoring Claire Scanlon, Supplier Development Program Manager, for her leadership and for advancing diversity at BNY Mellon and the community through her extensive work and commitment to supplier diversity.

Directing Diverse Talent, 2013

  • The Times and Opportunity Now
    Recognizing Sheena Wilson, Global Head of Talent Strategy, for her deep personal commitment to challenge the status quo and advance diversity and inclusion as a business imperative across the organization and ensuring its incorporation into the company's leadership agenda.

Black Achievers in Industry, 2013

  • Harlem YMCA
    Honoring Clara Brooks, Business Planning and Project Manager in Wealth Management, and Max Smith, IMS Account Manager in Asset Servicing, for their professional accomplishments, civic contributions, and ability to serve as positive role models for youths in the community.

Blazing Emerging Leader, 2013

  • Pittsburgh African American Leadership Association
    Honoring Nicole Manns, Affirmative Action Compliance Manager, for her leadership and influential work on behalf of the community.

Inspiring Woman of the Year in Finance, 2013

  • Inspiring Wo-Men Business Club - Luxembourg
    Honoring Murielle Antoine, Luxembourg Head of Corporate Trust and Alternative Investment Services, for serving as an influential role model to women in finance through her exemplary business leadership, impact on gender equity, and on-going philanthropic commitments.

Corporate Executives of the Year, 2012

  • National Black MBA Association - Metro New York
    Honoring Shelley Daniels, Training Manager; Brendon Donnellan, Corporate Risk Officer; and Laura Travers, Senior HR Business Partner, for their efforts and support of the organization.

Top 25 Women of Power Impacting Diversity, 2012

  • DiversityPlus Magazine
    Recognizing Claire Scanlon, Head of Supplier Development, for her leadership and demonstrated commitment in this area by guiding the development of the firm's award-winning Supplier Development Program, including actions such as hosting capacity-building sessions and workshops that benefit the supplier community and support the growth and sustainability of small businesses.

Excellence in Practice Champion Award, 2012

  • Opportunity Now
    Honoring Helena Morrissey, Newton CEO, for her efforts in championing the commercial imperative of gender balance on boards and in senior management roles in the financial services sector and across other industries.

Aiming High Award, 2011

  • Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund
    Honoring Jane Sherburne, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, for her extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in breaking new ground for women in business.

President's Award, 2011

  • Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council
    Honoring Claire Scanlon, Head of the Supplier Development program, for her sustained leadership and initiative in strengthening supplier diversity.

Advocate of the Year, 2011

  • New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
    Honoring Claire Scanlon, Head of the Supplier Development program, for her success in creating outstanding business collaborations by advocating supplier diversity.

Women of Excellence Award, 2011

  • New York Women's Chamber of Commerce
    Honoring Claire Scanlon, Head of the Supplier Development program, for her long time work and support of minority and women businesses.

Tribute to Abigail Adams, 2011

  • Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus
    Honoring Vicary Graham, Wealth Management Regional President for New England, for her work toward empowering women in the corporate world as well as for her philanthropic work on behalf of the community.

Black Achievers in Industry, 2011

  • Harlem YMCA
    Honoring Renee LaRoche-Morris, Head of Corporate Development and Financial Planning and Analysis, and Laura Byerson, Private Banker, for professional and civic accomplishments of African-American professionals who also serve as role models for young people.

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, 2011, 2009 and 2008

  • U.S. Banker and American Banker
    Honoring Karen Peetz as No. 1 (2011), No. 2 (2009) and No. 6 (2008), on the list of 25 women recognized for their professional achievements, personal tenacity and influence as top-performing financial services executives.

Women's Bond Club Rising Star, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008

  • Women's Bond Club
    Honoring Monika Sadana (2011) Denise Morgenthaler (2010), Medita Vucic (2009) and Priya Nagrani (2008) as young women early in their careers who have demonstrated future leadership qualities.

Minority and Women-owned Business Advocate of the Year Award, 2011

  • Mayor Bloomberg and New York City's Department of Small Business Services
    Honoring Claire Scanlon for strengthening entrepreneurship opportunities among minorities and women through leadership to improve New York City's small business outlook.

Achievers Programs, 2011

  • YMCA (New England)
    Honoring Glenda Hoyte and Veronica Pontes as minority professionals in the Greater Boston business community for their professional achievements and dedication to youth in the greater Boston area, and who will share their knowledge by volunteering in one of the YMCA's youth programs, such as the "College Bound Culture" program.

Top Woman in Finance, 2010

  • Women of Color Magazine
    Honoring Priya Nagrani for her strong commitment to her community, leadership, and senior status within the organization.

Top 40, 2010

  • Howard University School of Business
    Honoring Cecil St. Jules as one of the university's most distinguished and accomplished graduates at the School's 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Private Sector Woman of the Year, 2010

  • Financial Women's Association
    Honoring Karen Peetz as an outstanding woman in the industry.

Most Influential Woman in Asset Management, 2010

  • Financial News Awards for Excellence in Institutional Asset Management Europe
    Honoring Helena Morrissey for her achievements within the asset management industry in Europe.

40 Under 40, 2010

  • The Feminist Press
    Honoring Denise Morgenthaler and Sonal Patel as individuals who embody feminism in their work and lives.

Corporate Appreciation Award, 2010

  • National Hispanic Business Group
    Honoring Claire Scanlon for her work in promoting the use of minority-, women-, veteran-owned, and other qualifying small business enterprises throughout the firm.

Most Influential Women, 2010

  • Irish Voice
    Honoring Carol Andrews of AIS for success in the business world as well as contributions to the Irish – American community.

Wall Street 50, 2010

  • Irish America
    Honoring Brian Ruane, CEO of Alternative Investment Services (AIS), for standout success in the financial industry by Irish Americans or Irish-born.

50 Top Women in Wealth, 2010

  • Wealth Manager
    Honoring Doris Meister, BNY Mellon Wealth Management's regional president for the New York Tri-State market, for contributions and leadership in the industry.

Champion of Diversity, 2010 and 2009

  • Supplier Diversity Magazine
    Honoring Claire Scanlon for her commitment to supplier diversity.

100 Most Influential Women in EMEA Financial Markets, 2009

  • Financial News
    Honoring Nadine Chakar, Head of Asset Servicing for EMEA, and Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management for their influence and leadership in the company and market sector, as well as performance over the past year and career to date.

Pittsburgh Human Resources Leadership Award, 2009

  • Pittsburgh Business Times and HR Leadership Forum
    Honoring Lisa Peters, Chief Human Resources Officer, for her leadership in areas including the company's Global Diversity Strategies efforts.

Fab 40 Under 40, 2009

  • Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)
    Honoring Stephanie Walker, Vice President and Director of Talent Acquisition Programs, as one of the Pennsylvania region's most promising individuals who is making a positive impact through for her work in talent acquisition and community development.

Women's Bond Club 2008 Merit Award

  • Women's Bond Club
    Honoring Karen Peetz, CEO of Issuer, Treasury & Broker-Dealer Services, in recognition of her significant contributions to the industry and support of women's diversity issues in the workplace.

Women of Distinction Award, 2008

  • Honoring Wanda Hill, Managing Director with the Investment Management Group; presented by Girl Scouts of America.

YMCA Black Achievers in Industry Award, 2009

  • Honoring Daisey Holmes, Head of Philanthropy and Employee Programs in the metro New York area.

Fundraising Recognition – Top Corporate Team, 2009

  • Honoring Griselda Morales-Lopez, Wendy Hemby and Rhonda Tharp; presented by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

The Most Powerful Women in Banking – Top 3 Banking Teams, 2009

  • U.S. Banker and American Banker
    Honoring a team of 17 women in key roles at BNY Mellon.
    The Team: Karen Peetz, Lisa Peters, Nadine Chakar, Regina Meredith-Carpeni, Helena Morrissey, Kathy Rulong, Susan Skerritt, Judy Verhave, Sheena Wilson, Debra Baker, Aniko Delaney, Wanda Hill, Stella Lagudis, Amy Pershing, Regina Stover, Jean Wynn, Priya Nagrani.

Annual Merit Award, 2008

  • Women's Bond Club
    Honoring Karen Peetz in recognition of her significant contributions to the industry and support of women's diversity issues in the workplace.

Fund Raising Recognition – Largest Dollar Increase in Company Support

  • The American Heart Association
    Recognizing the efforts of BNY Mellon's Women's Initiatives Network (WIN) Houston chapter.

Fund Raising Recognition – Top Corporate Team

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Honoring Griselda Morales-Lopez and Wendy Hemby.