Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity is strength. We’re better together.
At Pacific Western Bank, we build teams and grow talent that reflects the diversity of the clients and communities we serve. Here, everyone is valued.
We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion where differences are both appreciated and respected. Diversity of background, experience and perspective adds value and depth to our teams and creates better business results. Our strategic approach to diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do for our clients, employees, communities and shareholders, and it is critical to our company’s success.
We take pride in building a workplace culture where all employees feel supported and respected, and have equal access to career and development opportunities without regard to race, religion/creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, ancestry, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Inclusion@Work Advisory Council
Our Inclusion@Work Advisory Council is an internal advisory group of colleagues from across the country that helps to shape and execute our diversity & inclusion strategy. The council includes employees from all levels and a variety of departments and encourages employees to share their perspectives. Including representation from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences helps us build a better business—one with a culture of inclusion at its core.
Industry & Community Leadership
To foster greater inclusion in banking, finance and the industries we serve, we actively support and partner with professional organizations that focus on increasing diversity within these sectors.
Supplier Diversity Initiative
This initiative helps provide access to contracting opportunities for certified diverse suppliers. Doing business with diverse suppliers fuel their growth and ours, providing access to high-quality services and products for our bank, clients and communities.