Diversity
& inclusion


The greatest value comes from the

freedom to be yourself

At BNY Mellon, we strive to be the best. And we become the best versions of ourselves by leveraging our unique perspectives, backgrounds, life experiences and range of expertise. 

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Who We Are Defines How We Move Ahead

In today's complex financial world, we must explore each challenge by approaching it from multiple perspectives. Diversity and inclusion are our differentiating strengths that ensure we continue to look forward.

Nurturing Diverse Talent

Our enduring ambition is to build the best global team—one that is inclusive of differing perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, and represents the increasingly varied markets and clients we serve.


Creating an Inclusive Culture

What we do defines who we are. That's why we deliver programs that support wellbeing and offer a range of family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and employee forums to support the engagement, development and advancement of our people.


Setting a Market Standard

We stand by our actions.  We prioritize inclusion throughout the talent life cycle, from recruitment and development to retention and advancement.  We provide and engage in industry thought leadership on important issues that affect our employees and society at large.

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Our Philosophy In Action

*As of December 2022
  • 40%
    women in our global workforce
  • 37%
    women in new hires
  • 32%
    women senior leaders
  • 36%
    women on our Board of Directors

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are integral to our winning culture and global success. These valuable networks create the conditions for our people to succeed and deliver more – for clients, investors, stakeholders and each other.

The primary aim of GENEDGE is to drive high-impact ideas by promoting educational, social, charitable, networking and collaboration opportunities for professionals across the firm – especially those who are interested in developing managers and senior executives or becoming better leaders themselves. Programs include reverse mentoring and a Shadow Executive Committee program.

HEART elevates awareness of disabilities and promotes a safe, respectful and welcoming environment where all employees feel included, valued and able to contribute their diverse abilities. Providing practical support, this group has spearheaded closed-captioning capability for deaf and hard-of-hearing colleagues, and sponsors relevant events, such as an annual Disability Mentoring Day.

IMPACT provides a resource for the recruitment, retention, professional development and advancement of multicultural employees. Its Leadership Forums (Black, Latinx and Asian) serve as an incubator for leaders and sponsors, and event programs like Courageous Conversations educate employees and create space for candid conversation.

PRISM promotes LGBTQ+ inclusion for the benefit of all colleagues and the company through workplace activities and external engagement.

VETNET serves as a resource, advocate and network for BNY Mellon’s veterans, military spouses, family members and their colleagues. VETNET members are active in every phase of the ERG's mission and the company's support for veterans, including: recruitment, sponsorship, mentorship and career development of veteran employees, internal recognition of the value of military service and external support for veterans.

WIN supports the advancement of women at BNY Mellon by offering a deep roster of professional development opportunities, including leadership roles, mentoring and sponsorship, skills training, and networking with peers, clients and the company’s executive leadership. WIN's Male Allies program helps to break down the perception that gender equality is a woman's issue.

Our Awards

Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

FTSE4Good Global Benchmark Index

10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS


HRC Leader in LGBTQ+ Workplace Inclusion logo

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

16 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies

"World's Most Admired Companies" for 2024

27th APPEARANCE ON THE LIST

Americas's Most Just Companies logo

Just Capital's "Most Just Companies"

2 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Picture Yourself at BNY Mellon

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