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

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A Candid Conversation on Diversity Inclusion and Belonging

Jolen Anderson, Global Head of Human Resources, and Sam Scott, Director and Board Member, recently discussed the movement against racial injustice that is sweeping the United States and the world. Below are excerpts from that conversation which took place during an all-employee town hall.


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


Powering Engagement, Performance and Growth

Diversity is our differentiating strength. We’re building a team and a culture that harnesses our differences as competitive advantage to deliver a distinct BNY Mellon talent experience and impact.

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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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Ethnic/Racial minorities among U.S. new hires

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Ethnic/Racial minorities in our U.S. workforce

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Ethnic/Racial minorities on our Board of Directors

Data as of December 31, 2019.

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Celebrating Latinx Leadership

We proudly kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in a virtual ringing of the NYSE closing bell. Marking the occasion are BNY Mellon Board Chair Joe Echevarria and members of our Latinx Leadership Forum.

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Through Diversity and Inclusion Comes Understanding and Strength

As a global company, we take great pride in our diverse workforce and in fostering a culture of inclusion. This requires us to be empathetic and understanding of the very raw and uncomfortable social issues that continue to plague our communities.

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When Competing to Win, Bring Your Full Self

Certifying demographic information among employees can help advance the level of inclusion at an organization. Yau Cheng, our Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, explains why.

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Disability Inclusion is Valuable

BNY Mellon is proud to join The Valuable 500, a global consortium of business leaders driving a movement to ensure neurodiversity – and disability more broadly – is integrated into business strategy and the leadership agenda.

Gender Equality By the Numbers

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

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Women among global new hires

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Women on our Board of Directors

Data as of December 31, 2019.

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Pay Equity at BNY Mellon

We are committed to providing equal pay for equal work. Our people are our company’s most important asset, enabling us to build an organization focused on urgency, accountability, excellence and innovation.

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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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PRISM Employee Resource Group

BNY Mellon is committed to providing an inclusive workplace for all LGBT+ individuals – supported by a strong ally network. Whatever your identity on the LGBT+ prism, you are welcome, valued and encouraged to succeed in your career aspirations.

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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.