Diversity & Inclusion
Creating opportunities for everyone
Our purpose, “to bring the age of opportunity to everyone,” exists to promote diversity and inclusion across all of our stakeholder groups, starting with our focus on diversity in the workplace. As a global company, our people are our greatest asset. We intentionally foster a workplace that prioritizes inclusion so our people can bring their whole selves to work every day. At BBVA, we value the diversity of our employees, customers, vendors and communities because we know that differences in cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints drive innovation.
We put a premium on being diverse and inclusive in every corner of our business because it creates unparalleled innovation. It anchors our ‘one team‘ spirit and allows us to attract the most creative thinkers, the most innovative suppliers, and gives us a competitive advantage in today’s age of opportunity.
—BBVA USA CEO Javier Rodríguez Soler
At BBVA workplace diversity and inclusion is a priority. We appreciate and embrace the inherent uniqueness of everyone. We value our similarities and differences, including diversity of thought, and recognize that people have unique backgrounds, characteristics, experiences, ideas, beliefs, motivations and choices, all of which add value to our organization.
We foster a culture of inclusion and we continuously explore ways to leverage diversity and inclusion to create an environment in which everyone feels welcomed, heard, valued, and respected.
We demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion in everything we do. To that end, we strive to attract, hire and retain a group of talented people to help achieve our purpose, to create opportunities by blending the best that each of us has to offer.
A Top 50 Company for Diversity
BBVA is honored to be recognized as one of DiversityInc's 2019 Top 50 Companies for Diversity. Our commitment to workforce and supplier diversity allows us to fully represent the clients and businesses we serve.
At BBVA, we support supplier diversity. We are committed to identifying and expanding effective business partnerships with diverse suppliers.
We established the BBVA Supplier Diversity Program and have a dedicated team focused on promoting the advancement of diverse spending throughout the United States and abroad. Our long-term goal is to make substantial gains in developing strategic alliances with minority and women-owned businesses in a wide range of categories – supporting BBVA’s business infrastructure.
A Perfect Score on the Corporate Equality Index
BBVA received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, a measure of workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees that serves as a benchmark for some of the country’s largest and most influential workplaces. This caps a remarkable drive as we work to build a workforce that fully reflects the clients and businesses we serve.
At BBVA, we partner with diverse communities in an effort to make them better. Our hope is that as our organization flourishes, so will the communities around us. We believe our community involvement, whether through financial gifts, volunteerism or other support, should be accessible to all and reflect our organization’s purpose: to bring the age of opportunity to everyone.
Diversity and Inclusion In Action
Diversity and Inclusion Council
BBVA's Diversity and Inclusion Council is a strategic governing body that empowers employees from the across the bank's footprint to provide direction on key diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Established in 2013, the council acts as an incubator for new ideas and its members champion diversity and inclusion throughout their respective business units.
Women in Leadership
BBVA's Women in Leadership Business Resource Group (BRG) was started in 2017 in Houston, TX and has since expanded to Birmingham, AL and New York, NY. Women in Leadership focuses on recruiting and retaining top talent, increasing engagement for women throughout BBVA and creating opportunities for peer mentorship, sponsorship, professional development and networking.