All employees are encouraged to participate in the promotion of inclusiveness. More than 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.
Employee Networking Groups provide their members with a forum to communicate and exchange ideas, build a network of relationships across the firm, access volunteer opportunities in the community and support career development and mentoring.
Employee networks help strengthen our culture by:
- supporting employees
- promoting professional development
- offering mentoring opportunities
- helping employees understand the firm's culture
- reinforcing J.P. Morgan's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity
- functioning as a resource to the Corporate Diversity Council
- acting as a forum to accelerate the pace of change and cultivate an inclusive atmosphere
Here is a partial list of our groups:
Access Ability: A resource on disability issues and a voice for employees with disabilities
Adelante: Development of Latino/Hispanic employees at J.P. Morgan
AsPIRE (Asians and Pacific Islanders Reaching for Excellence): Enhancing professional development and leadership opportunities for those of Asian/Pacific Island heritage
Investment Bank Black Leadership Forum: Promotion of black leadership at all levels of the Investment Bank through efforts in recruiting, mobility, retention, communications, networking and strategic partnerships
Investment Bank Junior Women in Banking: Senior leader engagement, networking, career development and mentoring to promote the retention and advancement of Analyst and Associate women in the Investment Bank
Investment Bank Junior Women in Markets: Promotion, retention and advancement of Analyst and Associate women in Sales & Trading; focused on leveraging senior leader engagement, networking, career development and mentoring
Investment Bank Pride Network: Organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and allies in the Investment Bank working together to attract, retain and develop top LGBT talent, drive business and deepen relationships with LGBT clients and promote the firm’s culture of inclusion.
Investment Bank Women's Network: Organization committed to working together, along with management, to help attract, retain, develop and promote the needs and issues of women in the front office areas of the Investment Bank in North America
Investment Bank Women Who Trade: Formed to foster communication among female traders in the Investment Bank and support recruiting efforts
Investment Management Diversity Council: Committed to fostering diversity and an atmosphere of inclusion within J.P. Morgan's Investment Management
Investment Management Women's Network: Opportunity for women to network with each other, participate in ongoing personal, professional and career development
Native American Tribes Instilling Opportunities and Network Support: Native American employees and others supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace at J.P. Morgan
PRIDE: Network supporting workplace fairness and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees
Professional Networking Association: Group of enthusiastic, outgoing and young-minded professionals who want to grow personally and professionally
South Asian Society: London-based network dedicated to maximizing the ability of South Asians to make J.P. Morgan successful
UJIMA: Forum for J.P. Morgan employees of African descent; ujima is Swahili for "collective work and responsibility"
Working Families Network: Network to help J.P. Morgan employees succeed in balancing family and career needs
Women in Risk Exchange: Formed to help retain talented women at all levels in Risk Management to give them concrete opportunities to develop professionally