Driving Diversity and Inclusion
When evaluating our strongest asset at Huntington, it always comes back to people. Our commitment to inclusion creates an open, high-energy and high-performing environment, where colleagues can be their authentic selves. We value and foster inclusion, all united toward our shared mission of doing the right thing for our customers, colleagues, shareholders and communities.
Driven by the work of our Inclusion Councils, the commitment of colleague engagement is evident throughout our organization.
Business Resource Groups (BRGs)
Through the work of our Business Resource Groups (BRGs), we are transforming the workplace at Huntington. Our BRGs are colleague driven groups organized around a shared interest or common diversity dimension and they support our commitment to fostering an inclusive and engaging work environment for all. Through innovative thinking on disability inclusion, military friendly practices, LGBT friendly policies and other initiatives that help support our inclusive culture and serve our diverse workforce. We currently have eight BRGs:
- AdaptAbility BRG (colleagues with disabilities)
- African American BRG
- Asian BRG
- Emerging Professionals BRG
- LGBTA Network BRG
- Women’s Network BRG
- Hispanic BRG
- Military BRG
Inclusion Council (ICs)
Inclusion Councils are voluntary, colleague-driven groups designed to support our vision to be THE Bank of the Midwest, to implement our inclusion strategy, and to create an inclusive, respectful and supportive environment for all colleagues. The role of Inclusion Councils is to create an inclusive, respectful and supportive environment for all colleagues. They are a vital component of our inclusion strategy because they provide a forum for all colleagues to become actively engaged in the inclusion journey. We currently have four ICs:
- Akron IC
- Easton IC
- Gateway IC
- Michigan IC
- SOK IC
Committed to change
At Huntington, we believe we have the power to change our communities for the better by contributing to the economic strength of our local communities, investing in business growth, and partnering and volunteering to make a difference where we live and work.
We are cultivating partnerships with diverse organizations that share our commitment to diversity and inclusion, such as: Women for Economic Leadership Development (WELD), Prospanica (formerly National Society for Hispanic MBA), Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and others, we are contributing to the development of our diverse communities and impacting them in a positive way.
At Huntington, we’re committed to bringing innovation to our industry and doing the right thing for customers, colleagues, communities and shareholders. This is a place where every person is valued not for the title on his or her business card, but for the name that goes before it. Our culture of high performance is a direct byproduct of this commitment to inclusion.
While the foundation and business case for inclusion is solid at Huntington, we are always looking ahead to how we improve the mix, leverage for results and develop the ROI. It’s a fluid model that requires honest introspection. It’s getting to a place where the efforts of inclusion become innate. It’s getting to a place where the actions of inclusion become instinctive. It’s reaching a place where the results of inclusion at Huntington become a part of our DNA. It’s a journey we look forward to continuing.
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