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.
PRISM, BNY Mellon’s LGBT+ employee resource group, promotes an open and supportive environment for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBT+) employees and their allies.
Some of us navigate between a world and culture we are comfortable with and an environment that may not always be welcoming. Anyone who identifies with an underrepresented group learns various ways of assimilating and adapting to the realities around them. However, assimilating and adapting are coping mechanisms. At BNY Mellon we believe that there’s no greater value than the freedom to be yourself. We don’t want our people to cope. We want them to grow in a diverse, inclusive environment and achieve their full potential.
PRISM is a driving force of our commitment to LBGT+ equality and equity. PRISM members contribute their voices, time, leadership and inspiration to raise awareness on the most critical issues for LGBT+ people; evolve company practices, policies and programs to address LGBT+ employee needs and promote LGBT+ inclusion in the financial services industry and in the communities where we operate.
Through BNY Mellon’s holistic approach to wellbeing, PRISM promotes physical, financial and mental health through global webinars, educational materials and local activities that drive discussion and action in support of LGBT+ equality and equity.
Through PRISM, BNY Mellon employees connect and collaborate with colleagues around the world, access development opportunities and expand leadership networks to improve effectiveness, visibility and career paths. Our out leaders and employees share personal experiences, speak at company forums and external events, and are recognized leaders and role models for the next generation of LGBT+ talent.
PRISM’s Ally Program engages our people in actively supporting LGBT+ employees and communities. Allyship has helped foster LGBT+ inclusion, particularly in geographies where laws are unfriendly, and in some cases hostile, to LGBT+ people. Through company forums, personal stories shared by leaders and employees, and events with external partners, PRISM bridges gaps in understanding and awareness of the value of LGBT+ perspectives and contributions in the workplace.
PRISM supports BNY Mellon’s aim to build the best global team and leverage diverse talent as a competitive advantage to grow our business and help our clients do the same.
As our markets and clients span the globe, so do our LGBT+ initiatives. PRISM chapters around the world engage business leaders to better understand the LGBT+ market; improve LGBT+ access to financial information, products and resources; and identify growth opportunities. Collaboration helps accelerate progress and PRISM is often a leader, hosting or sponsoring cross-industry and interbank conferences and convening key influencers and experts.