People: Diversity & Inclusion

We draw strength from our diversity.

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U.S. Bank employees participated in the Pride parade in St. Louis, Missouri. *

Our unique approach to diversity and inclusion brings all stakeholders together.

Inclusive, equitable actions and diverse perspectives are essential to maintaining our best-in-class culture of ethics and integrity.

It starts with our diverse employee population:

In 2018, we were recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for Women and Diversity.

Our commitment to diversity is tangible at every level of our organization.

Our corporate board is recognized by Bank Director for notable board diversity, and we signed the CEO Pledge for Action alongside other Fortune 500 companies to foster inclusion and champion diversity across industries.

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In 2018, U.S. Bancorp Director Dorothy Bridges and U.S. Bank Global Inclusion & Diversity leader Greg Cunningham were named to the EBONY Power 100.

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Members of the Asian Heritage Business Resource Group at U.S. Bank.

We also offer Business Resource Groups (BRGs) for our employees.

BRGs allow employees to contribute powerfully to the business and our communities while developing personally and professionally.

In 2018:

Finally, our supplier diversity business is a significant part of our diversity and inclusion work at U.S. Bank.

We increased our spend year-over-year to: $548 Million with diverse suppliers as of 2018

Our partnership extends beyond spending with certified minority- and women- owned business enterprises (MWBEs), as well as veteran- and LGBTQ-owned firms. We take the next step to listen, learn and work with them to help achieve business opportunities which deepen and build relationships and grow trust.

When I see the U.S. Bank team at National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce events, I’m impressed, because they look holistically at business. They think about more than just partnering with diverse suppliers, but also offer programs which help younger businesses get up to speed on banking, lines of credit and inventory — things that are daunting for beginning business owners. They’re helping to create possibilities.

Charles Jordy
CEO of Jordy Construction, a certified LGBT-owned business

Valuing difference and empowering employees to succeed

At U.S. Bank, we draw strength from diversity.

Our differences are valued, and each of us is given opportunities to use our unique talents and skills.

One way we do that is by supporting employees with disabilities; U.S. Bank was recognized as a 2018 Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN, and a 2018 Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability.

Since 2014, we’ve partnered with The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, a nonprofit organization offering a range of specialized services, including services for individuals on the autism spectrum. Their research has shown that if an adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is not employed by the time they graduate high school, there is a 70 percent chance they won’t be employed, ever. To transform that reality, U.S. Bank offers a summer internship that provides meaningful, real-life experience for interns with ASD as part of the Home’s Ready 2 Work! program.

“The individuals we serve through Ready 2 Work! and our other Autism Services programs are incredibly capable and talented,” says Amanda Tipkemper, Autism Services Director at The Children’s Home. “Many are perfectly able to contribute productively to a workplace environment and our partnership with U.S. Bank illustrates what can be done with a supportive partner.”

Through our programs in Cincinnati, St. Paul, and our most recent expansion to Denver, we’ve hired 14 paid interns and eight employees.

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Amanda Tipkemper, Autism Services Manager at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, with 2018 graduate Christopher Boerner.

Our partnership with U.S. Bank illustrates what can be done with a supportive partner.

Amanda Tipkemper
Autism Services Director at The Children’s Home