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Clear Perspectives

March 2016

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Be the Best

We believe unleashing the power of personal character, coupled with one’s contribution, is the path to individual and organizational success. For us, it’s always been about being the best — working with the best people, coming up with the best ideas and driving the best outcomes.

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Strength in Diversity

In the United States, 31 percent of our people are from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds, including 37 percent of our new hires in 2015.

Source: BNY Mellon Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

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A New Kind of Leadership

Companies that are more diverse have proven more adept at innovating, winning new business, taking smart risks and improving shareholder performance. But diversity alone is not enough. BNY Mellon is evolving the conversation to raise awareness and appreciation for attributes people develop, acquire or have the power to change as fuel for new ideas and fresh perspectives.

*Sources: Andres T. Tapia, The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity. Ruth Malloy and Amy Cortese, “Inequality In the Workplace: The Conversation That Won’t End.” (https://www.kornferry.com/institute/inequality-in-the-workplace-the-conversation-that-wont-end)

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Our leadership in diversity and inclusion has been widely recognized. View our awards to see all the areas where we are setting new benchmarks.

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At BNY Mellon, innovation and inclusion go hand in hand. Our global Innovation team wants ideas from every corner of our company. Programs like our annual A.C.E. (Accelerate, Collaborate and Execute) innovation competition bring out the best in BNY Mellon creativity and ingenuity.

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BNY Mellon women are leading change, innovation and transformation that are profoundly affecting our business today and shaping our success tomorrow. Representing a diverse spectrum of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, our women have helped establish BNY Mellon as a top technology employer.

The Critical Role Of Women at BNY Mellon

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43% of our total global workforce and 42% of 2015 new hires are women

Source: BNY Mellon Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

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

Source: BNY Mellon Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

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

Source: BNY Mellon Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion

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Top Company for Women in Technology

In 2015, BNY Mellon was named winner of the Anita Borg Institute’s (ABI) Top Companies for Women Technologists award, prevailing over 35 other leading companies, including some of the world’s largest and most recognized technology brands like Apple, Google, Facebook and IBM.

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Leading Societal Change

At BNY Mellon, we believe in setting strategic goals that align profit aspirations with the improvement of economic and social conditions in the communities in which we operate. Our corporate values are grounded in respect for the individual, and we uphold these values in all of the countries and territories where we work and live.

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When transgender people undergo an identity transition — such as changing from a male gender name to a female gender name — they often face expensive and potentially challenging legal hurdles. As part of our ongoing commitment to making a difference, our legal pro bono teams worked with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) to initiate The Name Change Project. This nonprofit organization connects transgender people with volunteer attorneys, and thousands of people have benefited over the years.

Driving Big Social, Cultural and Global Legislative Change in 2015

  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

    In February, BNY Mellon signed the Code of Practice against Discrimination in Employment on the Ground of Sexual Orientation in Hong Kong.

  • United States

    United States

    BNY Mellon was a party to the amicus brief in support of marriage equality that contributed to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June 2015 legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

  • Ireland


    In June, BNY Mellon signed the Diversity Charter Ireland to mark Ireland’s National Diversity & Inclusion Day, publicly committing to promote effective diversity and inclusion with respect to all stakeholders.

  • Australia


    In July, BNY Mellon signed an open letter supporting marriage equality in Australia. Globally, nearly two dozen countries have passed laws allowing same-sex marriage.

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