Bank of America Named Winner of Top Companies for Women Technologists Program

AnitaB.org Honors Bank for Second Consecutive Year

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:00 pm EDT

AnitaB.org has named Bank of America a 2019 Top Company for Women Technologists. This is the second consecutive year that Bank of America has been recognized. The award was presented at the annual AnitaB.org Grace Hopper Celebration in Orlando, Florida.

Bank of America had the highest score in the technical workforce category of more than 10,000 employees. The award demonstrates Bank of America’s commitment to being a diverse and inclusive company, which is essential to our ability to meet the needs of our clients, communities and employees.

“Bank of America is a company built on diversity,” said Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s chief operations and technology officer. “In 1919, we had the first bond saleswoman on Wall Street. We formed one of the first women-focused banking divisions in 1921. Six members of our board of directors and six direct reports of our CEO are women. We are proud to be a part of the Grace Hopper celebration and grateful for the recognition in this award. We work every day to be a great employer of choice for women in technology.”

AnitaB.org is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to increasing the representation of women technologists in the global workforce. The honor came after the evaluation of 76 companies and 143,000 women technologists across a variety of fields.

“We are proud to recognize Bank of America as a 2019 Top Company,” said Michelle Flatt, vice president of programs at AnitaB.org. “This is the second year in a row Bank of America has been recognized. They have shown true dedication and commitment to building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for all women in technology.”

Bank of America is committed to attracting diverse talent and provides female employees tools and programs to support their success and help advance their careers.

  • In addition to our relationship with AnitaB.org, we partner with more than 30 organizations globally that are dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.
  • We partner with more than 200 colleges, universities and other organizations around the world to recruit diverse female talent.
  • Our recruiting initiatives increased the representation of women across our intern and full-time classes to more than 40 percent; Bank of America’s summer intern class was the most diverse in our history.
  • Bank of America’s Women in Technology and Operations advocacy group brings together more than 9,000 women from around the world as part of our commitment to developing and advancing women in technical roles.

 

 

 

Bank of America
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 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,300 retail financial centers, including approximately 2,200 lending centers, 2,400 financial centers with a Consumer Investment Financial Solutions Advisor and 1,700 business centers; approximately 16,600 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with more than 37 million active users, including approximately 28 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 approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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