Employee Resource Groups
Our culture of engagement and inclusion
Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) were established to advance diversity and inclusion at Mizuho. Led by employees for employees, ERGs contribute to individual professional development as well as Mizuho’s broader growth by encouraging colleagues to pursue programming that is purposeful and impactful.
They identify issues and opportunities relating to talent, business practices and culture. Since their inception, these groups have focused on programs that foster a sense of community and connection among employees and the firm. Their insights have helped build our brand and have contributed to our existing recruitment and talent acquisition processes. More than half our employees in the US are members of ERGs.
Committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and engagement
- Actively participate in the recruitment process and serving as a referral source for talent
- Build our brand in diverse communities
- Provide opportunities for employees to develop professional skills through development programs, ally training, and career development panels
- Partner as resources for the firm to build awareness that promotes inclusion and engagement
- Foster a sense of community and engagement among members and to the firm
Mizuho Women’s Initiatives Network
The Mizuho Women’s Initiatives Network promotes the advancement of women at Mizuho through programs supporting their professional development, leadership growth, enhanced visibility, and greater connectivity with other employees and clients.
Mizuho Americas Pride Network
The Mizuho Americas Pride Network promotes cultural awareness and inclusion of LGBTQ employees and their Allies within Mizuho and with our clients and partners.
Mizuho African Descent Employee Network
The Mizuho African Descent Employee Network identifies and implements initiatives to foster cultural awareness, inclusion, and appreciation for the value of diversity as it relates to Black professionals and the broader community.
Mizuho Americas Asian Professionals Network
The Mizuho Americas Asian Professionals Network provides resources for the advancement of employees of Asian heritage and sponsorship of events and activities that further a firm wide appreciation for the contributions of the diverse cultures of Asia.
UNIDOS is committed to enhancing the professional development of employees of Hispanic heritage through events, promotions, and mentorship furthering a greater appreciation for Hispanic culture.
Recognition + memberships
Markets Choice Positive Change Award for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
Named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Work with Pride (wwP) Pride Index Gold Rating
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Exelon Diversity and Inclusion Honor Roll
2016, 2017, 2020, 2021
Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Out Leadership Membership
Mizuho Supplier Diversity Program
We are proud that our efforts to make Mizuho a diverse and inclusive employer are being recognized as areas of excellence. This extends to our supplier relationships where we invite partnerships that promote value, diversity, economic and social growth, and the success of small businesses in our local communities.