In 2020, BNY Mellon volunteers coached underemployed refugees seeking new roles that better match their skills and aspirations. During virtual, hour-long one-on-one Career Insights interviews, professionals in accounting, technology and digital, human resources and other fields shared first-hand insights about the realities of working within a particular field, industry or position. Beyond that assistance, through our Signature Pro Bono program, a London-based BNY Mellon Human Resources team spent 10 weeks collaborating with Breaking Barriers to create a human resources performance management process from scratch.
Across the world in Singapore, BNY Mellon helps migrant female domestic workers transform their lives through economic empowerment. We mobilize financial resources and the talents of our employees to support Aidha, an innovative financial education and entrepreneurship program designed to end the cycle of poverty. Aidha gives workers what amounts to a micro-MBA in economics and business and has helped many women find financial freedom by launching their own business.
The BNY Mellon Technology Team in Singapore led a technology workshop for Aidha students and 23 BNY Mellon volunteers logged 120 hours as they facilitated workshops for Aidha alumnae and judged a business start-up competition. While Aidha students reaped benefits from these opportunities, BNY Mellon volunteers garnered satisfaction from touching and transforming lives.
For us, it’s all about helping people build a better future while offering employees the opportunity to transform lives.