Amex Bank of Canada
Amex Canada employees Alvaro Lozada and Louis Dakwar   (Photo credit: Chris Nefs)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Amex Bank of Canada was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Amex Canada launched a "Women at Amex" strategy to support the development and advancement of female employees -- the initiative aims to provide internal development opportunities and includes support for female-owned or focused businesses, access to senior-level women, and partnerships to promote women in leadership
  • Amex Canada maintains 8 active employee network chapters to provide networking and development opportunities to members -- the company has over 700 participating employees and hosted over 50 employee network events in the past year
  • Amex Canada manages the Women's Interest Network, an in-house employee group to support networking and community building amongst women -- the group hosts a guest speaker series, networking opportunities, sponsorship sessions and collaborative events with the global diversity and inclusion team
Amex Canada employees volunteer to plant trees in support of the Friends of the Rouge Watershed project
"I feel empowered through my leaders to bring my whole-self to work every day and to take part in activities that enhance my skills set, raise my profile and make a real difference to others. The company really supports diversity through the creation and on-going development of our Employee Networks. The kaleidoscope of Employee Network activities throughout the year support causes close to the hearts of employees and are always supported by the business." Stacey Poole, Senior Business Development Manager

Highlights

Industry Credit Card Issuing
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,643
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Diversity Officer
Formal commitment maintains a global diversity and inclusion team
Employee resource groups 8 active employee network chapters including Women's Interest Network, Women in Technology, HOLA (Hispanic origin and Latin American employees), ANA (Asian employees), PRIDE, SALT (Christian employees) and Parents at Amex
Diversity highlights events to recognize international dates such as the International Day of Pink and International Women's Day, Judy Project participant
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Catalyst, Forward Together (women), Women of Influence, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council

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