Diversity & Inclusion Week is a highlight for BNP Paribas and all of its employees around the world: an opportunity for the Group to promote diversity, respect for others and to demonstrate the importance of everyone’s commitment on a daily basis.

Raising employees’ awareness and starting a dialogue 

The week from 12 to 16 October 2020 will feature a large number of digital events accessible to all Group employees. Addressing a multitude of topics, the conferences aim to raise employee awareness and thus open up dialogue, seeking to foster an ever more inclusive work environment. Wide diversity and a real inclusion of differences are essential ingredients for everyone to flourish and for the continuous reinforcement of our “Openness” and “Good Place to Workvalues.


A global week

Many of the Group’s countries are getting mobilised on various topics: cultural diversity, gender equality, sexual orientation and/or gender identity, intergenerational relations, religious diversity, disability, etc. Topics that will be broached to fight against stereotypes, overturn preconceived ideas and start a dialogue.

In Belgium:Diversity Week will offer podcasts, debates, videos, interviews, a short film, and even online participatory theatre on the theme: ‘Mind your blind spots’, an invitation to look at our unconscious prejudices.
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In France: Employees will have access to a series of conferences broadcast LIVE. Among the topics discussed: gender equality; how to deal with racism in business, teleworking and remote management seen and experienced for the different generations, the contribution of role models in accelerating diversity in business as well as the visibility and attractiveness of tech and digital professions for women #WomenInTech...

BNP Paribas MixCity, All Abroad, Ability, WeGenerations, Afrinity and Pride France internal networks

In Portugal: Diversity Week has five full days dedicated to celebrate differences and promote an inclusive work place and offers a variety of interactive activities, such as: training, workshops and discussion panels.

CIB: Building a more diverse and inclusive workplace starts with open and honest dialogue! In addition to the BNP Paribas HR Diversity & Inclusion Group offer, BNP Paribas CIB is also pleased to offer access to live events on various topics such as Privilege For Good, Autism, Working Across Generations, or Black History, Race and Inclusion, hosted from the UK and Poland

US: The focus for this year’s Global Diversity Week in the Americas will be social and racial inequities. Under this theme, we will launch a video campaign that highlights our staff, expressing the power of belonging through the lens of race. We will also host a series of virtual events where senior leaders in each of our business lines will discuss diversity, inclusion, belonging and racial equity.

"In my shoes" Podcasts

Stereotypes are on everybodies' mind, and they're difficult to avoid. In the work environment, recognizing and valuing each employees's differences contributes to the organization's performance. To help us understand what are stereotypes, our guest today is Pete Stone, Diversity Consultant.

“ Non-discrimination, equal opportunities and the shared quality of life in our Group greatly contribute to our joint performance. The Comex and I have made important commitments in this respect, and fighting discrimination is a priority for us. By working on it daily and together, we can keep moving in the right direction. ”

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé

Director and CEO of BNP Paribas

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