Diversity and inclusion are important, but some companies simply talk the talk without walking the walk. Even if such forward-thinking policies can lead to increased financial success, productivity, and innovation, it’s still taking some U.S. companies literal generations to overcome an obvious societal bias towards hiring a certain kind of person – a bias that persists. But not at these 7 progressive Financial Services companies, which have strong D&I policies and initiatives that are integral to their mission.
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Location: San Antonio, TX
The United Services Automobile Association is a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group. The mission of the association is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates, and their families through provision of a range of highly competitive financial products and services; in so doing, USAA seeks to be the provider of choice for the military community.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Just as diversifying a financial portfolio makes it stronger, promoting a corporate culture of diversity and inclusion makes USAA stronger and helps us provide exceptional member service and innovative solutions for our members and their families. At USAA, diversity and inclusion are essential components of our business strategy for competitive advantage, continued business growth and improved performance.
“We are all very comfortable with each other. If one of us needs help or advice we do our best to help.”
USAA employees rated their overall culture a A.
Location: New York, NY
Ernst & Young (or EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY delivers helps build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on their promises to all of their stakeholders. In so doing, EY play a critical role in building a better working world for their people, for their clients and for their communities.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “Diverse perspectives, combined with an inclusive culture, drive better decision-making, stimulate innovation, increase organizational agility and strengthen resilience to disruption. Inclusive organizations maximize the power of all differences and realize the full potential of all of their employees. This minimizes blind spots, and encourages truly innovative thinking. Learn how creating and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusiveness can help your organization sustain long-term success in today’s global marketplace.”
Location: New York City, NY
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We are committed to making sure our colleagues are as diverse as our customers and communities. We value and embrace differences and believe unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences are critical to our success. By fostering an inclusive culture, we maintain an environment where all colleagues are engaged, have a voice and can thrive. We want to ensure that American Express continues to be a global leader in inclusivity and a company where being yourself matters.”
Location: New York City, NY
KPMG is a provider of risk, financial services, business advisory, internal audit, corporate governance, tax and regulatory services for businesses.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We believe in a future where everyone feels included, no matter where they work or live, and diversity is embraced, because we believe a future of inclusion is a better future for all.”
Location: Detroit, MI
What began as a summer experiment has become America’s largest mortgage lender, with offices in Detroit, Cleveland, Phoenix and more. Over 17,000 professionals work for Quicken’s suite of fintech services.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We champion inclusion because the diversity of our backgrounds and perspectives is the basis for our success. Our differences make all the difference.”
“We work very closely, maintaining open communication and are supportive of each other.”
Quicken Loans employees rated their overall culture an A-.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Visa is an American multinational financial services company that facilitates electronic payment systems throughout the world.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “We will remain focused on ensuring that Visa is a diverse and inclusive environment where different perspectives are valued, and all of our employees feel comfortable coming to work every day to do their best.”
Location: New York City, NY
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is an accounting firm that provides assurance, audit, tax, human resources, transactional, performance improvement, and crisis management services. It serves sectors such as aerospace and defense, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, industrial manufacturing, real estate, retail and consumer, technology, transportation and logistics, financial services, entertainment and media, chemicals, metals, banking and capital markets, automotive, private equity, and more.
On Diversity & Inclusion: “An inclusive environment makes us all feel welcomed and valued for the contributions we make. And that requires everyone’s commitment. Cultural dexterity—the ability to work and communicate with people from different backgrounds—is an important business skill that helps us work together and interact with our clients. It helps us bring PwC’s values to life. At PwC, we are all responsible for helping sustain an inclusive work environment so we can unlock everyone’s potential. Diverse teams are innovative because each member has a distinct point of view and can offer a broad range of ideas. We build trusting relationships, find common ground and identify areas for collaboration within the firm, as well as across our industry and in our communities, to create solutions.”