A Message from PNC's Marsha Jones Discussing Diversity in the Workplace
At PNC, we recognize that innovation is crucial to the long-term success of our organization. In support of this philosophy, our diversity initiatives are designed to intentionally connect and create collaborative networks that help the organization drive innovation.
In 2016, we expanded our efforts and commitment to grow a diverse and talented workforce, enrich our workplace and deepen our relationships in the marketplace. By optimizing the personal linkages both within and outside of our organization, we are able to better collaborate, communicate and innovate as an organization. We value our ongoing partnerships across the organization which enable us to engage in a concerted, measured effort to capture the insights and contributions of our business partners. We believe this is integral to the organization’s success.
In this year’s report, you will get a glimpse of how the intentional connections between our initiatives are enabling PNC to become more agile in identifying and navigating new marketplace opportunities by attracting new customers and partnering with diverse suppliers within our markets. This provides both quantitative and qualitative benefits to the organization. Our initiatives create a more transparent environment which supports talent development and retention, improved morale, greater employee engagement and ultimately greater profitability for the organization.
Our focus on intentional connections is a long-term effort, requiring ongoing commitment and communication. It requires holding leaders accountable for leveraging diversity and inclusion as business drivers. It requires effort and conscious behavioral choices … but the demonstrated results are worth the journey.