The Times and 'Opportunity Now' Recognise BNY Mellon for Diversity and
Sheena Wilson earns 'Directing Diverse Talent Award' for Global Talent
Management and Diversity and Inclusion Programmes
BNY Mellon ranked among the UK's Top 50 Employers for Women
NEW YORK and LONDON, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK and LONDON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global
leader in investment management and investment services, announced that it has
garnered high honours for gender equality in the workplace for a second
consecutive year from The Times of London and 'Opportunity Now', the gender
campaign from Business in the Community. With more than 5,500 UK-based
employees, BNY Mellon features prominently in The Times' annual list of the
UK's Top 50 Employers for Women, as both a corporate entity and for the
extraordinary leadership of Sheena Wilson, the company's global head of talent
strategy, who earned the "Directing Diverse Talent" award at a ceremony in
central London last night.
Kathryn Nawrockyi, director of Opportunity Now, said: "Sheena impressed us
with her personal drive to challenge the status quo and because she was able
to hard wire diversity and inclusion into the company's leadership agenda. By
successfully integrating diversity and inclusion into the personal development
plans for every BNY Mellon employee around the globe, Sheena has ensured real
accountability across the organisation. With Sheena, strategic action and
results are complemented by a deep personal commitment to advance diversity
and inclusion as a business imperative. Accordingly, at BNY Mellon, Sheena
capitalises on her global remit to share best practices in support of
excellent talent wherever she goes, which makes her an authentic, passionate
and influential role model."
For nearly two decades, the Opportunity Now Awards have highlighted the
industry leadership, outperformance and influence of top performing businesses
throughout the UK that also strive for gender equity in the workplace. The
elite group of companies selected to the list demonstrates a commitment to
actively recruiting, retaining and progressing female talent.
Karen Peetz, president of BNY Mellon, said: "Companies that embrace diversity
enjoy greater success and have higher levels of employee satisfaction and
performance. That's why it is a top priority at BNY Mellon. We know the
diversity of our workforce helps us to deliver the best, most innovative
solutions to our clients. And our focus on diversity helps ensure that each
employee has every opportunity to contribute his or her best work — and to be
recognised and rewarded for that performance."
According to Lisa Peters, the company's chief human resources officer, "Sheena
is a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion and we are thrilled that
she is being recognized for so successfully shaping and driving BNY Mellon's
diversity and inclusion programs."
According to Opportunity Now, Wilson distinguished herself for introducing
best practices. For example, she ensured a diversity goal was included in
every employee's annual appraisal process. She also has played a an important
role in the extraordinary growth of the company's four employee resource
groups, including BNY Mellon's Women's Initiatives Network (WIN), which grew
from 39 chapters in 6 countries to 106 chapters in 17 countries. During this
same period, the number of women serving on BNY Mellon's three senior most
leadership bodies increased nearly 60%.
As the global head of Talent Strategy for BNY Mellon, Wilson works on a wide
range of global talent management priorities, including talent acquisition,
diversity and inclusion and talent management.
BNY Mellonis a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients
manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.
Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or
individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and
investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31,
2013, BNY Mellon had $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or
administration, and $1.4 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can
act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold,
manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the
corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).
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About The Times Top 50 process: Opportunity Now managed The Times Top 50
Employers for Women list and judging process. Entry was by self nomination and
open to any employer with a UK presence. Employers supplied detailed
information on what their organisation does internally as a top employer for
women as well as what it does externally to promote gender equality, diversity
and inclusion and to create opportunities for women in a wider context.
Organisations were required to supply two case study stories of specific
initiatives/programmes which demonstrated the work they were doing to create
culture change. All entries were stringently marked against a framework of
best practice and assessed on an anonymous basis by a team of gender experts
within Opportunity Now.
About Opportunity Now and Business in the Community: Opportunity Now is the
workplace gender campaign from Business in the Community. For information
about Opportunity Now's work on diversity and inclusion, please see
www.bitcdiversity.org.uk. Business in the Community stands for responsible
business. With a membership of over 850 companies, engagement in 10,700
organisations internationally and an employee reach of 14.7 million, Business
in the Community is raising the benchmark for responsible business practice.
We offer our members practical support to help them transform their businesses
and integrate responsible practices into their operations. And we ask our
members to work in partnership with us to help transform communities and
tackle serious social issues where business can make a real difference.
Business in the Community is one of the Prince's Charities, a group of
not-for-profit organisations of which The Prince of Wales is President.
SOURCE BNY Mellon
Contact: Lane Cigna, +1 412 234 0575, Lane.Cigna@bnymellon.com, or Jamie
Brookes, +44 020 7163 2146, Jamie.Brookes@bnymellon.com
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