Our People

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Our People: Our Greatest Assets

Our people make an impact, helping companies create jobs, governments serve citizens and individuals achieve life goals.

We invest in the development and wellbeing of our people so they can achieve their aspirations and help our clients do the same. We provide an inclusive and collaborative culture with unique opportunities for our employees to learn, grow and take charge of their careers.


Building Winning Careers

eighty-seven percent

87% retention


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27% of our leaders are women*

*Managing Director level and above

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3,800 classes delivered through BNY Mellon University in 2015

“Our inclusive and socially responsible culture surrounds our people with teammates who share similar values yet offer diverse perspectives.”

Monique Herena
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer


Leadership and Development

Meeting the changing demands of our clients and evolving career interests of our people requires a thoughtful and robust learning infrastructure. We help our people reach their full potential and are invested in our company’s future leaders.

Transforming Learning and Development

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BNY Mellon University (BKU) facilitates sharing of new technologies, resources and best practices with our people.

The curriculum comprises courses on the global financial markets and specialized finance skills, as well as role-specific training and leadership development programs. We’ve developed learning paths that include a combination of on-demand courses, virtual classrooms and on-site learning experiences that incorporate networking and collaboration opportunities. Our faculty includes many of our own accomplished people, as well as some of the best external opinion leaders and subject matter experts.

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Our highly selective Emerging Leaders Program seeks to attract top undergraduate university students interested in a career in financial services.

The one-year program helps participants develop technical, professional and interpersonal skills through a four-week training course and on-the-job development opportunities during three 12-14 week rotations.

Engagement and Wellbeing

We believe in providing a workplace where employees are valued as individuals, can learn and grow through meaningful work, and where their wellbeing is a priority. Engaged employees make a difference where it matters most.

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Why Our People Stay

Retaining our top talent is a top priority. We seek to provide our people with opportunities to design and drive their careers, to develop new skills and experience new challenges.

Source: BNY Mellon Engagement Survey, 2014

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Modern, sophisticated and environmentally friendly design aligns our physical presence with our forward-looking mindset. Our new headquarters in New York features open spaces and sweeping views that foster big-picture thinking and impromptu connections. Our innovation centers leverage resources to aid brainstorming, crowdsourcing, modeling, and experimenting.

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Our Live Well program brings together resources to help employees and their families make healthy choices. We also offer programs to support employees’ financial wellbeing. We’re invested in our people for the long-term.

2015 Health and Wellbeing Results

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28,300 wellbeing assessments conducted


23,800 biometric screenings completed


13,500 employees in health coaching

Diversity and Inclusion

A diverse, inclusive workforce sparks knowledge generation and innovation. Our variety of perspectives, experiences and capabilities enables us to meet complex challenges and high expectations of those who depend on us.

Harnessing the Full Power of Diversity

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Evolving the Conversation

The differences in our people ― ranging from inherent attributes that form one’s core identity (e.g., gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability) to earned or acquired attributes that one has the power to change (e.g., cognitive diversity, values and belief systems, cultural competency, generational savvy, leadership styles, digital/technology smarts) ― fuel new ideas, fresh perspectives and game-changing transformation. Learn more


The Critical Role of Women

43 percent

43% of our people in our total global workforce are women

37 percent

37% of our people at the vice president level are women

27 percent

27% of our people at the director level or above are women

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A major Japanese insurance company took notice of BNY Mellon’s consistent 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The client sought our advice on how to improve its own diversity and inclusion initiatives, especially relating to LGBTQA employees.

Leveraging Shared Interests through Resource Groups

Resource groups bring people together on the basis of shared attributes, interests or experiences. They connect our people around the world, help them express and establish their unique value, provide leadership development and skill-building opportunities and offer a chance to shine on a global stage. Learn more


    Taps into and shares the knowledge capital, energy and range of talents within our diverse, multigenerational workforce.


    Increases awareness of and education about the needs of people with disabilities.


    Provides an invaluable resource for the recruitment, retention, professional development and advancement of multicultural employees.


    Fosters an open and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQA) employees.


    Serves as a resource for the professional development and advancement of military members as they transition to new careers and civilian life.

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    Promotes a culture of leadership and sponsorship to recognize and support the professional development and advancement of our women.

We are driving positive change for our company and the world.

As a global investments company, we’re invested in our markets, our people and our world. In the 35 countries and more than 100 markets where we do business, corporate social responsibility enables us to drive lasting impact. And we’re committed to creating an inclusive, sustainable world that helps people succeed and economies to thrive.

Learn more about how we are invested in our markets, our people and our world.

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Jyoti Chopra
If you have a question or feedback on our CSR performance, we want to hear from you.
Jyoti Chopra
Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability
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