Diversity and Inclusion

Our journey goes beyond leadership. We want to be the best – for each other and those we serve. And, it’s our differences – unique perspectives, experiences and expertise – that will get us there.

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“The hallmark of an inclusive workplace is that each of us believes we are valued for our distinctive differences, empowered to make unique contributions and have an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive. We are after building the best global team, which means attracting, advancing and advocating for a workforce that is representative of the diversity of our communities and clients.”

— Yau Cheng, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BNY Mellon


We are an engine for the global financial markets. Our diversity powers our company, fuels progress and prosperity, and drives our mission to improve lives through investing.

Chart: Build the best global team – diverse in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences – within an inclusive workplace; Ensure our culture is welcoming, respectful and equitable for all – our workplace enables and empowers everyone to thrive; Enable businesses to optimize and differentiate performance – make D&I a business priority; Set a high bar for BNY Mellon and our people – drive and lead D&I progress in the marketplace


Fueling Engagement, Outperformance and Innovation

At BNY Mellon, we’re invested in diverse perspectives that fuel transformation. Our Global Diversity & Inclusion Strategy is informed by macro trends, validated by a strong business case and owned by our people.

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Where World Class Ambition Thrives on a Global Stage

Do you aspire to be your very best? Are you passionate about owning and driving your career? If you answered “yes,” you might like it here.


Innovative. Inclusive. Iconic. On our journey to becoming one of the safest, most trusted financial institutions in the world, we created a distinctive culture, fostered through an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.



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Different ethnic/racial backgrounds in our U.S. workforce



Different ethnic/racial backgrounds on our Board of Directors

Lee Stephens

The Language of Progress

We’re evolving the conversation and our culture, advancing inclusion across a broader spectrum of diversity attributes.

“Our inclusive culture enables us to play a critical role in the global markets and meet the high expectations of those who depend on us.”
— Lee Stephens, Executive Vice President, Global Client Management


Diversity alone is not enough. Harnessing the power of diversity and creating a culture of inclusion and innovation takes a sophisticated, nuanced kind of leadership. We’re proud to have that type of leadership at BNY Mellon.

Charlie Scharf



Balancing the Scales of Opportunity

“Change will not happen unless leaders are held accountable for making the tough decisions. At BNY Mellon, I am holding our Executive Committee accountable for achieving strengthened diversity and inclusion goals...”

— Charlie Scharf, Chairman and CEO, BNY Mellon

Gender Equality By the Numbers

We’re committed to elevating women in business and society, which improves lives, families, communities and economies.



Women among global new hires



Women comprise 41% of our global workforce



25% of our Board of Directors are women

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Advocates for Equality

BNY Mellon Asia Pacific launches PRISM Ally brochure which showcases our journey, continued commitment and support for LGBT+ employees, allies and the community. 

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Powering Potential

Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

“Women’s financial inclusion” is defined as women having access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs as individuals, economic agents and entrepreneurs.


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Honoring Women at the NYSE

BNY Mellon CMO Brenda Tsai rang the NYSE closing bell alongside a number of BNY Mellon women leaders on March 7. The ringing helped kick off International Women’s Day 2019 and recognize diversity and gender equality as competitive advantages. 

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Reversing the Generation Equation: Mentoring in the New Age of Work

The increasing presence of Millennials represents an opportunity for firms to better resonate with a diversifying talent base and marketplace. It also brings much-needed shifts in work mindsets, policies and practices

Employee Resources

Employee resource groups 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.

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Leveraging Shared Interests and Experiences

Employee resource groups (ERGs) foster deep relationships and rewarding collaboration among our people around the world. They provide leadership development and a chance to shine on a global stage.


BNY Mellon’s commitment to diversity and inclusion stems from a larger aspiration to make a difference where it matters most. We set our sights on delivering more than business results – we aim to improve lives through investing.

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Supplier Diversity

BNY Mellon’s Supply Chain Responsibility program forges strong relationships with a diverse supplier network. We are interested in what you have to offer and can help you position your company to bid on new business.


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Our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council members serve as champions, role models and change agents.


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Whether we are leading or convening or actively supporting, BNY Mellon is delivering greater impact through strategic collaborations.



BNY Mellon strives to make a positive impact in the world directly through peoples’ lives. Our efforts have been recognized by media, professional organizations and community groups from around the world.

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Our Awards

 We are proud of the worldwide recognition we receive and remain committed to doing all we can to help our people, clients and communities achieve their full potential.

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BNY Mellon Praised for Global Excellence and Best Practices

Asia Society honors BNY Mellon as its (Global) Best Employer for LGBT Asian Employees and as a Best Practices Company in the category of LGBT Asian Employees (Best of the Best) and, for the second consecutive year, in the category of Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Groups.

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BNY Mellon Recognized for Continued Diversity Leadership

BNY Mellon is ranked 25th in Equileap’s 2019 survey of 100 leading businesses for gender equality and included in Morningstar’s 2018 Women Empowerment Index and its 2018 Minority Empowerment Index. We’re also part of Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index.