Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing, has named BNY Mellon as the 2015 winner of ABI's Top Companies for Women Technologists. A national program designed to recognize companies where women technologists can thrive, ABI's Leadership Index is considered the definitive standard for identifying companies who are leaders in the representation of women in technical roles.
"BNY Mellon and all of the companies on the Top Companies Leadership Index have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to advancing women in technical roles and creating a culture where they can thrive," said Telle Whitney, chief executive officer at Anita Borg Institute. "To attract the best and the brightest, it only makes sense for companies to tap into the extraordinary talent women technologists' offer."
"We're honored to be recognized by the Anita Borg Institute as the top company for women technologists," said Lucille Mayer, chief information officer of Client Experience Delivery at BNY Mellon. "As a global innovator, our success depends on the talent, skills and commitment of all employees. The valued participation of women at all levels of our technical workforce drives new approaches to the industry-leading services and solutions BNY Mellon's clients expect throughout the investment lifecycle."
The Index measures women's representation within the technical workforce, including roles at all levels from entry-level to middle, senior, and executive roles, as well as rating recruitment and advancement programs. Participants provide critical data to understand progress across the industry, and spotlight trends and challenges around gender diversity in technology in meaningful ways. BNY Mellon's accomplishment represents the highest cumulative score out of some 35 companies ABI evaluated in 2015, with a combined technology workforce of over 435,000.
"BNY Mellon is invested in talent development and growth and this is evidenced through our holistic approach to talent management. Women in technology are a vital part of this effort and are involved in many aspects of our business from innovating the next generation of products and services, to leading major change initiatives," said Monique R. Herena, chief human resources officer, BNY Mellon. "When there's an uncompromising commitment to diversity and inclusion, as modeled by the Anita Borg Institute's Leadership Index, we believe that industry and cultural change naturally leads to breakthrough innovation," said Jyoti Chopra, global head of diversity and inclusion, BNY Mellon. The Index provides women, who seek to build rewarding tech sector careers, insight into the companies that are leading the effort to improve the inclusion of women. To learn more about ABI and the 2015 Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index, please visit www.anitaborg.org.