At J.P. Morgan, we are committed to creating an inclusive organization where everyone can succeed based on merit. We understand that with diversity comes strength. We aim to hire and develop a diverse group of talented men and women who find ways to solve our clients’ problems using ideas that reflect the best of their different points of view.
This goal was set by our senior management and is fostered by all levels of employees. Jamie Dimon, our Chairman and CEO, leads the Corporate Diversity Council, a group of senior leaders from across the company who set the vision and strategy for diversity at the firm.
All employees are encouraged to participate in the promotion of inclusiveness. Over 20,000 of our colleagues belong to more than 70 Employee Networking Groups within the firm. These groups, initiated by and for our employees, in locations across the globe, are made up of colleagues who share a common cultural heritage, race, gender, age or interest. They provide members with a forum to communicate and exchange ideas, to develop a more extensive network of relationships across the firm, to access volunteer opportunities in the community, and to benefit from career development and mentoring support.
We recruit people with unique experiences and diverse backgrounds because we believe that is a fundamental part of strengthening our global business capabilities. We understand that different perspectives bring strength and creativity to our work and lead to the best solutions for our clients. The firm sponsors internship opportunities and scholarships to students of diverse backgrounds and participates in a wide variety of career events that attract diverse candidates.