Bank of America has been named a winner of , earning the highest total score for a company with a technical workforce of over 10,000 employees. Known for its dedication to increasing the presence and contributions of women in technology, AnitaB.org presented the award as part of its annual Grace Hopper Celebration in Houston.
This is the second time Bank of America has been honored by AnitaB.org, the first occurring in 2014. As one of the leading companies in America focused on diversity and opportunity in technology-related fields for women, the company was recognized for creating a workplace committed to building a positive employee experience where women can thrive.
“At Bank of America, we work every day, and have worked for a long time, to move the needle on hiring and advancing women technologists,” said Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer. “Women like Grace Hopper, Anita Borg and Katherine Johnson have shown us that women are great technologists. And yet, across every industry, we still need to improve the representation of women in the STEM disciplines.”
Bank of America has built an infrastructure and culture that allows women to succeed as great technologists and leaders. An example includes the Diverse Leadership Sponsorship Program which identifies the 100 talented women and diverse team members as part of the talent pipeline and assigns them an executive sponsor for ongoing support. Bank of America also provides technology training programs, such as GT&O University, to prepare team members from across the bank for future opportunities in the organization.
Bessant noted that diversity in technology is a business imperative considering the ubiquitous nature of its impact on our lives every day. “Greater diversity makes our team stronger and better able to serve our clients in every way. This award shows that our efforts are paying off, but more importantly, inspires us to do even more.” she said.
Our ongoing work to invest in women as they make meaningful contributions within our company and in our communities includes our focus on being a great place to work for our female employees, making the financial lives of our female clients and customers better and advancing the economic empowerment of women in communities around the world.
For information on careers at Bank of America, please visit our website at http://careers.bankofamerica.com.
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers, including more than 1,700 lending centers, more than 1,900 Merrill Edge investment centers and more than 1,300 business centers; approximately 16,100 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including 25 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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