Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

Relentlessly pursuing a diverse culture

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.”

Championing teammates

We’re creating an inclusive and energizing environment where all teammates can be empowered to learn, grow, and have meaningful careers.

  • Advancement opportunities through 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 programs focused on increasing the diversity of our senior leadership
  • Eight Business Resource Groups in each of our 24 markets to increase cultural awareness, deliver our purpose, and foster inclusivity
  • Hundreds of Day of Understanding sessions throughout 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 leaders to 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.

Standing up for equity

At Truist, we believe there’s no place for hatred, racism, or bias. We’re committed to advancing equity, respect, safety, and justice.

“Our nation is mourning the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others. It’s a sobering reminder that we still have much work to do in our country. Everyone deserves the right to be heard and to feel safe. We must stand for better.”

Truist Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kelly S. King

Source: LinkedIn