Celebrating Diversity Month 2021

Meet Our Employees

Celebrating Diversity Month

April 2021

Emily Mattern

Global Operations and Technology

Pittsburgh

Meet Emily

 

Emily is a Fund/Client Accounting Senior Representative. She supports her team in carrying out day-to-day accounting and net asset value production functions. Emily joined BNY Mellon in January 2021 following an apprenticeship with the company’s pilot Autism@Work Program that focuses on neurodivergent inclusion.

 

What excites you about working at BNY Mellon?

 

As part of the Autism@Work Program, the amount of time, energy and resources which BNY Mellon has expended on my behalf makes me feel valued as both an employee and a person. This is the first time I’ve worked for a global organization, and I am energized by the collaborative environment and wealth of training and support available. My team has been incredibly accepting and providing me with the tools that I need to learn, grow and succeed.

 

What does celebrating diversity mean to you?

 

As a woman with autism, celebrating diversity means recognizing that each person possesses a unique skillset which may be harnessed by employers if individuals are only given the chance to prove themselves.

 

A diverse workplace is one that promotes a dialogue driven by the varying perspectives of its members, in turn, resulting in greater opportunities for personal, as well as collective progress. Because BNY Mellon is not only open to neurodivergent employees, but actively seeks them out, it has been easy for me to acclimate to my new role and to feel welcome. At BNY Mellon, I hope to empower others with the knowledge that it is both possible and desirable for everyone to belong.

 

Tell us how you’re living our “passion for excellence” value at BNY Mellon.

 

Although I am new to BNY Mellon, I strive to produce my best work daily, not only for myself and the organization, but for those who may look to me as an example. The online learnings offered by BNY Mellon have also assisted me in remaining informed and confident in my abilities. By performing my duties with intention and by seeking to learn as much as I can, I am able to support my team in achieving our shared goals.