The Birmingham Business Journal has named Regions a Leader in Diversity, citing the company’s commitment to building a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Regions was named the overall winner in the Large Company category. The award was announced at a virtual celebration event attended by business and community leaders and celebrated in the Feb. 26 edition of the publication.
Clara Green, head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) for Regions, highlighted recent initiatives and best practices related to DEI including a series of internal dialogue sessions around difference, commemoration of inclusion observances, associate engagement through internal Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Networks, and the company’s public, $12 million commitment to support programs and initiatives that promote racial equity and economic empowerment in the communities Regions serves.
We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging.
Clara Green, head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Regions
“Our mission at Regions is to make life better for our customers, associates and the communities where we do business. To accomplish our mission, we must have the best and brightest ideas and build a team that reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve. That is why we are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging and putting programs in place to attract and develop diverse talent,” said Green.
In addition, Regions associate Taleisha (Nikki) Ming-White was recognized as an individual leader in Diversity and Inclusion. Ming-White is a member of Regions’ Human Resources group and is currently representing Regions as a participant in the CEO Action for Racial Equity fellowship program.
“Our goal with the Leaders in Diversity Awards was to highlight innovative and impactful D&I ideas from Birmingham Companies, commented Joel Welker, publisher of the Birmingham Business Journal. “The ideas, initiatives and individuals we are spotlighting in this special feature have all made an impact on a critically important matter for our region. We know much work remains. We’re still a long way from where we need to be. But our hope is that sharing ideas and highlighting success stories will help move the needle toward a better, more inclusive Birmingham.”
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Regions Bank
Regions’ focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is anchored in the importance of acknowledging and appreciating what makes all of us unique. That includes a wide variety of differences – such as age, ability, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and many others. Regions has been recognized for specific efforts in these areas:
- Regions earned a top score of 100 and the distinction of being named one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. This national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees spans nearly every industry and geography.
- Regions was recognized as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly®, an organization that measures the commitment of companies to create professional opportunities that leverage military experience.
- Regions is now a Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) Partner. The MSEP is a career partnership that connects military spouses with hundreds of partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses.
- Regions signed the Valuable 500 a global community of CEOs committed to improving disability inclusion through business leadership and a collective voice.
Regions launched BRAVE — Building Regions Associate Veterans Experience. This program helps transitioning military service members build a successful career at Regions.