Investing in our Asian American community

At Bank of America, we attract and retain the talent needed to make the financial lives of our clients better through the power of every connection.

We are committed to investing in our Asian American community, including supporting our Asian American teammates, delivering for our Asian American clients, and helping advance thriving economies in the communities we serve.

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Connecting our employees

We have several leader-led diversity councils that bring together leaders to support the inclusion, advancement and success of our diverse workforce globally. Our Asian Advisory Council is made up of senior leaders who work to improve advocacy and create opportunities for career advancement for colleagues of Asian descent across the bank, and to grow relationships with our clients.

 

We have 11 Employee Networks, including our Asian Leadership Network (ALN) which focuses on engaging members through cultural heritage programs, community involvement and professional development. These programs help reinforce our company’s culture of inclusion, calling attention to how cultural differences in the workplace can benefit a team. ALN recently celebrated its 20th anniversary and since forming in 1999 has grown to more than 10,000 members across 20 chapters.

 

These chapters share their rich culture and customs by hosting celebrations, panel discussions and webinars to commemorate important moments like Lunar New Year, Dragon Boat Festivals, Diwali, Eid al-Fitr and Asian Pacific American Heritage month. Members actively volunteer in their communities, including clean-up events in local Chinatowns and delivering financial literacy courses tailored specifically for immigrant communities and young adults.

Learn more about our Employee Networks
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Asian Leadership Network gives back

For #GivingTuesday, we asked our employees “What you would like the power to do?” for communities and the causes we care about. Members of the Greater Bay Area Asian Leadership Network (ALN) responded by participating in the annual food drive at the Chinese Newcomers Service Center.

Our commitment to and leadership in support of Asian heritage

We are proud to be a leader in supporting diversity and have been widely recognized for workplace practices and initiatives that foster a culture of inclusion, encouraging our employees to bring their whole selves to work.

Through diversity and inclusion learning, we educate each other and learn from our common values. We include a Cultural Competency Series, developed by our Asian Leadership Network, to discuss the potential impact of cultural values on communication and personal and professional growth.

From sponsorships to the perspectives we bring through our products and services, our commitment to diversity and inclusion advances our business and contributes to meaningful social impact. Philanthropic giving through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation provides benefits and assistance to the Asian American Pacific Islander population through grants to nearly 40 non-profit organizations across the U.S.

In the U.S., May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Throughout the month, we recognize our Asian teammates by sharing personal and professional experiences, highlighting events and spotlighting the work of our Asian Leadership Network.

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Bringing your whole self to work

Asha Reyes, a Financial Center Manager in Kennesaw, Georgia, and an active member of ALN, shares how important her identity is to her success. For Asha, it is important to identify with her Asian/West Indian heritage as well as her American identity.

 

“It is part of who I am because I am a representative of my community that shares the blended culture. It is important that I bring my whole self to work because Asian/West Indian-Americans are very much a part of the community that Bank of America serves.”

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