A Place Where Diverse Thinking and Ideas Thrive

It’s not enough to ensure that every voice at AB is heard—we’re striving to amplify the power of those voices.

 

Our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

At AB, we want every person to have the opportunity to succeed based on merit, regardless of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, military or veteran status, or any other criterion. Why is this so important? To us, diverse and inclusive teams enriched with people of distinctive backgrounds make us better. They help us generate better ideas, reach more balanced decisions, engage our communities and help our clients achieve better outcomes.

Diversity Recruitment

Implement new recruitment processes that give diverse candidates greater access.

 

Accountability at All Levels

Develop leaders who demonstrate and promote inclusive behaviors.

 

Diverse Talent Development

Foster an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives.

 
 

We are committed to enhanced transparency as part of building a more diverse and inclusive firm. This data snapshot of the current state of diversity at AllianceBernstein (US only) is a step toward building that transparency.

 

Developing Diverse Talent to Lead Us Forward

We believe in bringing out the best in all our people, so we offer leadership development programs tailored to the needs of individual groups.

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Career Catalyst Program

The Career Catalyst Program is a six-month coaching program designed to give participants the tools to manage their career development. The program pairs senior vice presidents with female and ethnically diverse vice presidents.

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ERG Leadership Workshop

The ERG Leadership Workshop, a half-day training session for ERG leadership teams, focuses on three areas: leadership development, brand/perception and strategic planning.

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Women’s Leadership Council

The council is designed to cultivate an inclusive, diverse environment in which women can build and broaden their leadership roles. Past topics have focused on executive presence, gravitas, the power of your voice and communicating your commercial impact.

 

Accountability at All Levels

At AB we are unwavering in our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment that will attract all types of talented people. Toward that end, we've taken concrete steps to ensure that our employees model and are accountable for meeting AB's diversity and inclusion goals.

  • Established global diversity councils across the US, EMEA, and APAC that are responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion efforts across the firm
  • Implemented mandatory diversity and inclusion training for all employees
  • Hired a dedicated Diversity Talent Partner to focus on the firmwide diversity recruitment strategy
  • Launched an inclusive leadership training program for all managers, helping them examine how their actions—regardless of intent—can have a negative impact
  • Developed Diversity and Inclusion workshops for all employees; Day of Understanding, We Can't Talk About that at Work, Beyond Talk: Anti-Racism Training, and Demystifying D&I
 
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AB Employees Learning to Make a Difference on Racial Equity

AB launched a Racial Justice & Anti-Racism Resource Library that offers AB employees literary, reference and virtual materials to help them start or advance their historical and current context on the globally relevant topic of anti-racism.

 

Affecting Change

AB’s diversity and inclusion initiatives reflect our connected culture, with employees continually asking themselves how they can make a positive impact. The diversity of our Board of Directors and operating committee provides tone from the top, helping us innovate and break through barriers to inclusivity.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs are at the heart of AB’s diversity and inclusion effort. They’re cross-divisional and employee-led, making them uniquely effective at accelerating the advancement of colleagues from traditionally underrepresented groups and empowering the allies who support them. By informing and educating—and reaching out to our clients and communities—ERGs help the firm develop its business as well as recruit, retain and develop AB employees all over the world.

AB Asians
AB Asians

AB Asians is committed to developing and modeling the leadership of its membership, showcasing it throughout the firm by promoting an inclusive community of our diverse cultures.

AB OUT
AB OUT

AB OUT promotes and supports the firm’s efforts to hire and retain members of the LGBTQ+ community, with the aim of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where LGBTQ+ employees can develop and reach their fullest potential. 

AB Veterans
AB Veterans

AB Veterans works to raise awareness of the issues relevant to veterans by providing a community for its members, as well as leadership that supports our diversity & inclusion efforts.

Adelante
Adelante

Adelante is dedicated to building awareness of the Hispanic-Latino community by leveraging cultural strengths to enable professional growth, promote teamwork and generate networking opportunities for its members.

Black ERG
Black ERG

The Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) is dedicated to positively impacting the firm by promoting the advancement of Black professionals, including but not limited to recruitment, mentorship, sponsorship and professional development.

Family Matters
Family Matters

Family Matters sponsors programs that enhance and celebrate the family lives and traditions of the firm’s diverse employee population, by providing relevant tips, strategies and networking opportunities to foster burgeoning talent and support healthy and happy familial relationships.

Synergy
Synergy

Synergy is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment for women where they can expand their leadership roles. Through women-led initiatives, Synergy works to promote a culture of mentorship that motivates and empowers women to advance in their careers.

 
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Is it Still Getting Better?

We aim to create a supportive and positive work environment for our LGBT employees. Watch our colleagues tell their courageous stories of what it's like to be out in the workplace.

 
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Connect with us to learn more about diversity and inclusion at AllianceBernstein.