PRIDE at Key - Supporting our LGBTQ+ Teammates, Clients and Communities

Jun 11, 2021 9:00 AM ET
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June is PRIDE Month, an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the self-affirmation, equality and many contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. Together, we can make a difference in creating communities and workplaces where all dimensions of diversity are embraced and celebrated.

At KeyBank, diversity, equity, and inclusion isn’t only foundational to our culture, but core to how we do business – from the teammates we hire and the clients we serve, to the suppliers we use and the communities that welcome us. Part of this commitment involves supporting our LGBTQ+ teammates, clients and businesses in our communities.

In our headquarters city of Cleveland, KeyBank proudly sponsors PRIDE in the CLE, an annual festival which celebrates the regional LGBTQ+ community across Northeast Ohio. Recently, KeyBank’s Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Officer Greg Jones spoke to WKYC about why we support PRIDE in the CLE and other PRIDE initiatives across Key’s national footprint in cities like Buffalo, Denver, Pittsburgh, Dayton and Seattle.

Our support doesn’t stop there. KeyBank currently has twelve employee resource groups called Key Business Impact and Networking Groups (KBINGs). These engaged and talented groups of teammates and their important strategic work attract, engage, develop and retain a diverse workforce and suppliers, and help strengthen relationships and connections with clients and within our communities. Our PRIDE KBING members regularly meet to plan events and help the communities we serve across the country.

Most of all, we encourage our teammates to bring their authentic selves to work and encourage them to not be afraid of who they are. Key is proud to be a 13x recipient of The Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” recognition. We believe when our teammates can bring their full selves to work, KeyBank, our clients, and the communities we serve all thrive!