Regions Bank Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality
Scored 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index for the third consecutive year.
By Evelyn Mitchell
Regions Bank is pleased to announce it has received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
“We’re so proud to have earned a 100% on the Corporate Equality Index for a third consecutive year,” said Clara Green, head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Regions. “This designation reflects the commitment of our leaders and associates to create a culture of inclusion and belonging, and provide meaningful workplace protections and benefits to all. We know that diverse teams are stronger teams, and we will continue working diligently to support our LGBTQ+ associates.”
Regions is one of more than 840 major U.S. businesses that received top marks in this year’s survey, earning the title of being a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.
Among examples of Regions’ support for LGBTQ+ colleagues and community members:
- In commemoration of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, in 2021, Regions associates voiced their support for – and pride in – the LGBTQ+ community.
- Regions supports organizations that serve LGBTQ+ people and make life better for the communities the bank serves.
- Advice, guidance and financial education specific to the LGBTQ+ community can be found on regions.com.
The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:
- Non-discrimination policies across business entities.
- Equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families.
- Supporting an inclusive culture.
- Corporate social responsibility.
The full report is available online at www.hrc.org/cei.
“While it took me some time to get to the point where I have the confidence to more consistently bring my authentic self to work each day. I am committed to use my experience to be a role model for other members of the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of where they are in their own journey.”
–Jess Smith, Healthcare Real Estate Credit Products Team Manager
“Thank you so much for being a company surrounded by diversity and commitment for associates like me. That has a strong family of myself, my partner and my son.”
–Jonathan Brownfield, Branch Manager
“I’m very appreciative and fortunate that Regions provides a workplace where I feel comfortable being authentically me. This inspires me to bring my best self to my work every day. Regions has made tremendous progress to support our LGBTQ+ workforce over my four years here, during which I married my husband. From support as fundamental as employee benefits to the feeling of belonging and inclusion, Regions is proud to be a great place for LGBTQ+ people to build a career.”
–Jeff Hodges, Talent Management Program Manager
Bring Your Whole Self to Work
We have a passion for creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sex, pregnancy, and many other primary and secondary dimensions that make each of us unique as individuals and provide valuable perspective that makes us a better company and employer. More importantly, we recognize that creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of background, can do their best work is the right thing to do.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $163 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,300 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work, and in every community.