Eastern Bank is a dynamic organization that cares about our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. We embrace diversity in our workplace because it makes us a better employer and a better provider of service to our customers. Our diverse workforce helps us truly understand the challenges facing our communities and better positions us to be able to target resources to build and maintain the fabric of our communities.
Eastern believes there are significant benefits in providing a culturally open work environment for all employees, without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, gender, marital or family status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, membership in the United States Uniformed Services, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. An example of this is the fact that women comprise 67% of our total workforce, including 48% of the Bank’s officer corps; while minorities comprise 20% of the total population of employees and 50 languages and dialects are spoken here.
Eastern’s commitment to inclusion is to approach business challenges by involving all relevant partners, enabling unique perspectives, and fostering effective communication. We know that the strength behind our company is the diverse background and perspectives of our people. We believe that a team of people with different perspectives can have a richer discussion, consider more and different ideas, and have greater success at solving complex problems than a group of people who all come from the same perspective.
Creating an inclusive environment – learning and applying the best from our differences and our similarities – improves our ability to be innovative, enhances our ability to serve a broader group of customers, supports efforts in building strong ties to our communities and builds strength within our company. This is why embracing diversity is important to Eastern Bank.