What Inclusion Means for MasterCard

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3/5/2016/MasterCard

By Donna Johnson

This week, over one hundred MasterCard employees from around the world are coming together for our Global Inclusion Summit. We’ll hear from our executives and outside speakers to reinforce to our colleagues that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is real as we continue – and accelerate – the journey from diversity to inclusion.

That’s why our recognition as one of 26 companies in the inaugural Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index is so prevalent for us today. This new index provides a standard view of the best practices related to gender-focused employee policies, products or community support.

Championing diversity and inclusion and empowering women is part of our DNA at MasterCard.  We believe – and see the results every day – that teams comprised of a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints result in heightened creativity, increased competitive advantage and fewer blind spots. It’s what makes us a successful company.

On the topic of gender equality, we’re always looking for opportunities to advance this goal. This can come in many different forms, from growing the future talent pipeline through some of our Women in Technology efforts to targeted apprenticeships for women coders to ensuring that we have a supportive infrastructure and benefits program that reward the “whole you.”

But, like our recognition for the fourth straight year in DiversityInc’s list of the top ten companies for diversity, this award does more than provide another piece of crystal or Lucite for a display case.

They celebrate the individual and collective efforts of our teams across the globe and further demonstrates what makes MasterCard a unique.

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