At Bloomberg, our formula is Diversity + Inclusion = Innovation.
Bloomberg’s diverse workforce and open culture are essential to innovation, which is the key to our success. Diversity means the innumerable ways in which we are different, and inclusion means that those differences are leveraged. Simply stated, our success is driven by extreme diversity of thought.
Our Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy harnesses both the power of our employees’ demographic diversity and our inclusive culture to yield optimal business results. Fully valuing the contributions of all employees enables us to capitalize on the strength and competitiveness of our company. As Bloomberg’s global client base becomes increasingly diverse, with emerging markets the fastest growing segment, our focus on diversity and inclusion will help us stay attuned and open to our clients’ rich and varied cultures, norms, and business practices.
Internally we seek to:
- Instill D&I principles and behaviors into organizational culture and systems
- Increase the experience of inclusion for all employees, particularly for underrepresented groups
- Raise awareness of D&I efforts across the organization and increase engagement
Externally we seek to:
- Provide philanthropic sponsorship to diversity organizations that focus on cutting-edge research and thought leadership
- Work with organizations and universities to source students and experienced candidates from a variety of backgrounds
- Enhance the Bloomberg brand in the marketplace through our company commitment to diversity and inclusion
Selected global initiatives include:
- Bloomberg Communities – such as Women’s, LBGT, and Black Professional groups — serve as a forum for employees to share ideas, concerns, and successes, to serve as brand ambassadors internally and externally, and to increase professional development.
- Women’s Coaching & Development Programs in News
- Curriculum Design – Embedding D&I messaging and concepts into global curriculum
- Culture Survey – Focus group sessions on engagement, career development, commitment, flexibility, retention, etc.
- Strategic partnerships with organizations that provide thought leadership and programs that improve workplace for underrepresented groups. Notable partnerships include:
National Council for Research on Women
The Center for Talent Innovation
Women’s Bond Club
Institute for Sustained Dialogue
100,000 Jobs Mission
American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
American Asian Journalists Association
South Asian Journalists Association
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
Diversity in Asia Network
Women Corporate Directors
Digital Diversity Network