At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities. Every day, the pursuit of better drives us. We’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion—and boldly believe in the power of what we can achieve together.
Everyone and every moment matters. It’s a value that guides us to be intentional about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Truist. While we are still on our journey, our focus remains unwavering.
Our heritage organizations received a 100%
Both of our heritage organizations received a 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge
In 2020, we signed PwC’s CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We also joined the Business Coalition for the Equality Act to ensure equal rights for all.
Diversity in Leadership
Our Board of Directors is 45% racially, ethnically, or gender diverse. Of our 14-member Executive Leadership Team, two are women and two are African American. We also have committed to ongoing pay equity reviews and increasing diversity in senior leadership roles from almost 12% to 15% in three years.
Ellen M. Fitzsimmons
Chief Legal Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity
"No company or community can flourish without diverse perspectives being shared and respected always. We believe that every voice must be heard—both in and outside our walls.”
We’re creating an inclusive and energizing environment where all teammates can be empowered to learn, grow, and have meaningful careers.
Advancement opportunitiesthrough internal leadership training, leadership certification for students, internships, and financial support—and a recruiting strategy to ensure we pursue top diverse talent
Development and sponsorship programsfocused on increasing the diversity of our senior leadership
Eight Business Resource Groupsin each of our 24 markets to increase cultural awareness, deliver our purpose, and foster inclusivity
Hundreds of Day of Understanding sessionsthroughout the year to encourage bold and courageous conversations on topics like race and social justice
Bundled educational resources,including articles, podcasts, books, training, and videos, to create empathy and enhance understanding of racial equity and social justice topics
Training leadersto recognize and change unconscious bias and provide inclusion and diversity learning opportunities for all
Empowering clients. Building better communities.
All people and communities should have an equal opportunity to thrive. So we’re actively addressing the needs of our communities to help everyone achieve more.
Our Truist Cares initiative supports the needs of clients, communities, and teammates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our $40 million initial donation will help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs), where 100% of the funding will be allocated to racially and ethnically diverse small business owners, women and individuals in low- and moderate-income communities, with a focus on African American-owned small businesses.