Bank of America Invests in Women Technologists

Bank of America Invests in Women Technologists

AnitaB.org is proud to offer Top Companies for Women Technologists, a national program to recognize organizations building workplaces where women technologists can thrive. In 2018, we evaluated 80 companies, accounting for more than 628,000 women technologists across a variety of fields. Top Companies is the only program that provides a consistent benchmark of the technical workforce across a wide range of industries.

Our three awards are based on technical workforce size — less than 1,000 employees, 1,000 to 10,000 employees, and more than 10,000 employees. Each of our three winners had the highest overall score in their respective categories.

Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, earned the highest score of our participating companies with technical workforces of more than 10,000. Bank of America leaders tell us they are dedicated to making the financial lives of female clients and customers better, and advancing the economic empowerment of women in communities around the world.

Leaders at Bank of America believe that diversity and inclusion are key factors as they work to meet the needs of clients, communities, and employees. The company has a long tradition of supporting women’s economic empowerment and leadership, and its leaders continue to find ways to attract and retain diverse women technologists.

“Women like Grace Hopper, Anita Borg, and Katherine Johnson have shown us from the beginning of computing that women are great technologists,” said Catherine Bessant, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America. “At Bank of America, we work every day… to move the needle on hiring and advancing women technologists… This award shows that our efforts are paying off, but more importantly, it inspires us to do even more. Greater diversity makes our team stronger and better able to serve our clients in every way.”

Bank of America promotes diversity through initiatives such as:

  • Partnerships that support girls and young women to build a pipeline of future female talent.
  • Career development programs that provide mentoring and sponsorship for career advancement.
  • Industry-leading benefits and programs.

We’re proud to recognize Bank of America’s ongoing leadership in supporting women technologists, and to help the company’s leadership quantify their progress toward a more equitable workplace. If you’d like to join the ranks of companies that measure what matters, preregister for our 2019 Top Companies for Women Technologists program. You’ll receive important updates on Top Companies deadlines, and be able to start gathering data for for your submissions Spring 2019.

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. You Have Every Right to Be Upset. Here’s how to take action

We at AnitaB.org, are disheartened and dismayed by the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a landmark ruling that enabled the right of an abortion to people around the nation. AnitaB.org brings together allies and champions across every sector to advance intersectional gender equity in technology. The technologists we support are also people impacted by targeted oppressive and unjust laws including laws that restrict reproductive rights. Not only do we empower technologists through our year-long programming but, we also advocate for better systemic solutions for the workforce and for their humanity. 

In response to the Supreme Court ruling, we are joining to elevate the calls to action of our social justice colleagues and community partners. 

If you feel called to do something today or in the next coming days, here are some action steps:  

  • Support and donate to Repro Legal Defense Fund, which is a national organization that covers bail and funds strong defense for people who are investigated, arrested, or prosecuted for abortion. Because no one should be behind bars for ending their pregnancy or helping someone else do so.
  • Support and donate to Plan C, an educational resource for learning about how people in the US access abortion pills.
  • Support and donate to your local Planned Parenthood, independent abortion clinics, and abortion funds.
    Go to the streets and join a protest near you. Most protests are happening today at 5 PM at the federal courthouses or state capitols

AnitaB.org is also launching a political advocacy series, Power to the People, with our first event on July 20th. The first event of this series, Power to People: Abortion Rights and Digital Privacy, will elevate the voices of abortion advocates and the risks emerging with digital rights and privacy. This event will empower you to take additional action regarding abortion rights and data privacy. Stay tuned for more information about this upcoming event.