We don't 'do diversity' because it's politically correct or fashionable or simply to comply with the law; we embrace and promote diversity because it is the right thing to do. -Bill Demchak, PNC Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
By recruiting, developing and retaining top talent, we help to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are respected and have an opportunity to contribute to the company’s success. To further support this workplace, we are committed to developing inclusive leaders who help the company execute against strategic initiatives that integrate diversity and inclusion into every facet of our business.
Chaired by CEO Bill Demchak, the Corporate Diversity Council (CDC) is responsible for integrating diversity into all business practices.
Consisting of senior executives from across the organization, the CDC focuses on PNC’s ability to win in the marketplace through the development of an inclusive and talent-focused culture.
PNC’s Regional Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Councils identify and execute upon regional business opportunities that result from changing demographics. They work closely with employees, customers, diverse suppliers and the community to ensure that PNC is best serving its diverse constituents. Similarly, individual Line of Business and other corporate function D&I Councils identify opportunities to integrate PNC’s D&I strategy into their respective businesses, aim to enhance employee recruitment, development and engagement, and enrich the customer experience.
The D&I Partner Roundtable is a group of subject-matter experts from across PNC, each of whom has a specific diverse lens as part of their role at the bank, in areas such as supplier diversity, multicultural marketing, women business development, community development, talent and campus recruiting. These experts work collaboratively with the D&I team to share information on goals, objectives, resources and tools.
The Roundtable leverages strategies and opportunities to support robust diversity initiatives and drive enhanced business results.
Through the Diversity and Inclusion Expanded Learning Topics training modules, employees develop their knowledge and skills related to navigating generational differences and leveraging a diverse team, as well as inclusive onboarding, inclusive language, disability awareness, and religious expression in the workplace. These courses enhance our efforts to continue to build an inclusive workplace.
PNC is committed to attracting and retaining active military, reservists and veterans.
Recognizing the skills, values and experience these individuals bring to the workplace, PNC offers numerous resources, including a Military Advisory Council consisting of executives across PNC who help develop recruiting strategies, a Veteran Young Professionals Resource Group, a Veteran Professional Leadership Program and a dedicated Talent Acquisition team that provides guidance to veterans throughout the hiring process and their careers. Furthermore, our partnership with American Corporate Partners allows PNC employees to mentor veterans in the areas of finance, wealth management, technology and operations, and retail banking.
PNC is committed to better understanding the issue of disabled employment and to attracting, developing and retaining employees with a disability. In addition to partnering with professional organizations that support individuals with a disability, PNC offers accommodations, as well as mentoring, networking and other professional development opportunities.
At the 2016 U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Conference, PNC was recognized as the “Top Corporation for Disability-Owned Businesses” for demonstrating outstanding inclusion of USBLN-certified disability-owned suppliers, including those owned by service-disabled veterans.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) named PNC among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. With a perfect score of 100 on the HRC’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index, we earned top ratings for our policies, benefits and practices that support LGBTQ employees and their families. The HRC is America’s largest civil rights organization that works to achieve LGBTQ equality. PNC’s recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to create an inclusive and supportive corporate culture.
Also reflective of PNC’s efforts to advance inclusiveness was PNC CEO Bill Demchak’s decision to sign a letter - drafted by the HRC and Equality North Carolina - to Governor Pat McCrory, protesting anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Mr. Demchak was among dozens of CEOs who signed this letter in April 2016 to take a stance against this controversial legislation, North Carolina House Bill 2.
Also in 2016, the National LGBT Bar Association presented its Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award to PNC’s Legal Department and General Counsel Greg Jordan for their demonstrated commitment to equality and inclusion and for their work in the LGBT community.
“Presenting Greg Jordan and the PNC Legal Department with our Philadelphia Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award demonstrates how important it is to have strong allies. Greg’s commitment to diversity and awareness, both at PNC and throughout his career, is to be applauded and emulated,” said D’Arcy Kemnitz, executive director of the National LGBT Bar Association. “PNC’s continued dedication to LGBT inclusion is seen in important aspects of the work they do, including their partnership with the LGBT Bar to provide internships to LGBT law students each year.”
EBRGs support employees with a shared heritage, gender, sexual orientation or background, and provide a forum for discussion and professional development, as well as an opportunity for employees to contribute to PNC’s success.
PNC’s 10 EBRGs are open to all employees regardless of identity or heritage and have thousands of members across 67 chapters and represent the following groups: African American; Asian American; Disability Awareness; Emerging Professionals; Intergenerational; Latino; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies (LGBTQA); Multicultural; Veterans/Military and Women. Additionally, PNC’s EBRGs sponsor a mentoring program to assist their members with enhanced opportunities for career and professional development.
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