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Internal Diversity & Inclusion Council
The Bancorp Internal Diversity & Inclusion Council is responsible for developing and implementing strategic diversity and inclusion initiatives across the organization. Comprised of key leaders within the company, the Council continually works to ensure that our commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture is incorporated throughout our business.
"Diversity & inclusion are essential elements of
The Bancorp identity.
Our employees bring a wealth of different perspectives and skill to the Bank. We embrace this rich diversity through collaboration and other intentional acts of inclusion. By working together in this way, we are able to better serve our employees, business partners and communities."
– Erika Caesar serves as Assistant General Counsel and the Company's Chief Diversity Officer. She is also a Co-Chair of the company's Internal Diversity & Inclusion Council.
At The Bancorp, our diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by five key pillars:
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are integral to The Bancorp culture. As our Values Statement makes clear: “We encourage a spirit of collaboration while striving to create a diverse team where everyone treats each other with dignity and respect.” These core values start at the top, with the full support of our Board of Directors, and extend throughout the rest of the company. Every day, we work to cultivate an inclusive culture that inspires employees to engage, live The Bancorp Values and bring their best selves to work.
We endeavor to attract, develop, promote and maintain a high-performing, talented workforce that, at all levels, reflects the diversity of the customers we serve and the communities in which we work and live. We invest in our employees’ personal and professional growth through formal learning and training, Employee Resource Groups and health and wellness programs.
Accolade: 2021 – Top 50 Employer, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc.
The Bancorp recognizes that community involvement enriches our collective understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and can serve as a catalyst for change by improving quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. We support our communities through charitable contributions, grants, lending and volunteerism.
The Bancorp is committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our business, including supplier relationships. We understand that having a diverse array of suppliers leads to increased efficiency, innovation and competition, and creates long-term value for The Bancorp, our suppliers and our communities. Click here to learn more about Supplier Diversity at The Bancorp.
The Bancorp strives to communicate its diversity and inclusion efforts internally and externally to keep others informed and increase awareness. To see these values in action, visit The Bancorp LinkedIn and Twitter sites.
Employee Resource Groups
Open to all employees, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide opportunities to connect, collaborate and grow professionally with colleagues who share similar interests, while supporting The Bancorp inclusive work culture. The Bancorp has seven ERGs.
Black Professionals promotes the professional development of Black employees as future leaders of The Bancorp. The group fosters an inclusive work environment through networking, mentorship and activities that promote cultural awareness and communication.
Employees Who Serve (EWS) seeks to motivate The Bancorp employees to volunteer and serve in their community. Driven by the example of military veterans and first responders, EWS strives to give back to the community and promote the core values of service members within The Bancorp.
Health and Wellness promotes physical and mental health and wellness and fosters a sense of community through education, outreach and various activities for all Bank employees. The group also aligns with organizational health and wellness initiatives by promoting the Bank-wide activities that offer employees opportunities to achieve their wellness goals.
Hola’s mission is to promote opportunities for professional growth, support community outreach and foster an environment where all employees can be successful and contribute to the organization in a meaningful way while celebrating and embracing the Hispanic and Latino culture.
The Green Team seeks to empower environmental friendliness throughout the Bank and in our surrounding communities. It aims to ensure employees thrive in an environmentally friendly workplace.
The mission of the WIN is to cultivate an inclusive environment that empowers and supports women in the Bank. WIN is guided by the Bank’s commitment to service and to diversity and inclusion, and aspires to create opportunities for networking, mentoring, community engagement, and professional and personal development.
Working Families strives to promote and raise awareness of the unique challenges that employees in parental roles may face, and supports initiatives that enable a healthy balance between family life and careers at The Bancorp.
Empowering Our Communities
Financial Resource Center
The Bancorp is committed to building financial literacy and well-being throughout its local communities and beyond. The Financial Resource Center provides comprehensive education for individuals interested in learning more about budgeting and managing money, investing, preparing for retirement, basic financial concepts such as credit cards and car loans, and so much more.
Corporate Grant Program
Through our Corporate Grant Program, The Bancorp provides financial support to select nonprofit organizations operating within our headquarters region of Southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as within the other locations where we conduct business. Grants are made only to qualified federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. For questions regarding our Corporate Grant program, please email email@example.com.
Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)
The Bancorp Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) philosophy is built on providing empowering solutions and resources to underserved communities and low-or moderate-income populations. The Bancorp CRA philosophy is designed to ensure our products and services, community investments and outreach, education, and technical assistance efforts consider these needs in a manner consistent with safe and sound banking practices.