Connecting our Employees

Through Our Employee Business Resource Groups

Employee Business Resource Groups (EBRGs)

PNC employees bring diversity and inclusion goals to life through EBRGs. EBRGs are unique groups composed mostly of employees who share a common dimension of diversity, such as gender, sexual orientation, heritage or military service, among others.

These groups welcome all PNC employees in an effort to share their backgrounds and experiences with one another. EBRGs offer participants opportunities to network, communicate, and progress personally and professionally. Members also work closely with senior executives to implement business opportunities they have identified and initiatives recommended by their groups.

The Asian-American EBRG is much more than just a fun sushi-rolling class or tea-tasting event. It provides PNC employees with a tangible perspective into various Asian cultures, which in turn, helps us to genuinely connect with each other, our clients and our diverse communities where we do business.

- Shinik Patel | President, Asian-American EBRG, Eastern Carolinas

The broader message to derive from events such as these is quite simply that diversity and inclusion is vital to every aspect of our organization’s success, whether as a resource to cultivate meaningful professional relationships within the organization, further employee engagement or leverage as a strategic sales tool. The measure of success involves PNC employees being intentional about consistently incorporating diversity and inclusion into their professional activities and individualized development plans.

- Vik Venkataraman | President, Asian-American EBRG, New Jersey

2016 EBRG Highlights

Eastern Carolinas Asian American EBRG
Hosted a panel discussion with entrepreneurs from North Carolina’s food and beverage industry in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. The event brought together a creative group of regional Asian entrepreneurs to discuss how innovation and grassroots efforts are driving exciting developments in the food and beverage industry.
Hear from this EBRG's president

New Jersey EBRGs
All New Jersey EBRGs ollaborated to host an event that was attended by senior business leaders along with 100 other PNC employees, some of whom were already active in an EBRG and others who were interested in becoming involved. The event resulted in more than a dozen new EBRG members.
Hear from the President of the New Jersey Asian-American EBRG

Pittsburgh African-American EBRG
Participated in the 2016 National Conversation on Board Diversity presented by 2020 Women on Boards (WOBs). WOBs is a national initiative to boost the number of women on public company boards to 20 percent by 2020.


Women on Boards panelists are (from left) Todd Barnhart, Marjorie Cheshire Rodgers, Kay Cole James, Greg Jordan and Joseph Weldon.

The African-American EBRG hosted a panel discussion featuring PNC board members and executives who gave advice to women on how to build networks and gain exposure that could help them break into mostly male-populated corporate boards. The EBRG is led by Darcel Madkins, president of the EBRG and 2020 WOBs host committee member.

~14k

Employees Participate in our EBRGs

Across 21 PNC markets

68

Chapters Across 10 EBRG Groups

EBRG groups include African American, Asian American, Inter-Generational, Latino, Military, Multicultural, Disability Awareness, LGBTQ, Emerging Professionals & Women Connect

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. ("PNC") to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, ancestry, marital status, genetic information, family medical history, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. Protected veterans include disabled veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, recently separated veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation, and benefits conform to this basic policy in order to further the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

PNC's Equal Employment Policy is consistent with the requirements and objectives set forth in Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), all as amended.

Affirmative Action Plans and processes have been developed and implemented throughout PNC to ensure that good faith efforts are made to provide equal employment opportunity to every employee and qualified potential employee and to formalize and reaffirm PNC's commitment to equal opportunity employment. 

PNC's objectives are to establish realistic goals and implement programs to actively recruit, promote, and provide career opportunities for qualified minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. PNC has developed internal audit procedures to monitor the development, implementation, and progress of our objectives. Our overall goal is to recruit, hire, and maintain a culturally diverse workforce that can work to its fullest potential and provide PNC with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

PNC's employees and applicants will not be subject to intimidation and/or harassment because they have engaged in or may engage in any of the following activities: filing a complaint; assisting or participating in an investigation; opposing any act or practice made unlawful by the provisions of Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA or Section 503; or exercising any other right protected by these laws.

Summaries of PNC's Affirmative Action Plan(s) are available for review. To schedule an appointment, please contact Diversity & Inclusion at 412-762-0381, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.