Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting the employment and advancement of diverse talent. 

 

Mizuho strives to create a work environment of mutual understanding, respect, and inclusiveness that fosters a diversity of ideas. We encourage employees to bring their full selves to work achieving personal and professional fulfillment through their unique contributions. We offer a number of programs that help sustain this setting and reinforce our firm’s commitment to diversity in our policies and practices.

 

We invite a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to enhance our businesses and create a workplace where every employee feels valued and inspired. This drives a high-performing culture where we put our clients’ success first.

 

We are proud that our efforts to make Mizuho a diverse and inclusive employer are being recognized as areas of excellence.

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.

Our Employee Resource Groups

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

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

Named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Work with Pride (wwP) Pride Index Gold Rating

2017, 2018, 2019

Exelon Diversity and Inclusion Honor Roll

2016, 2017

Markets Choice Women in Finance Awards

2017, 2018, 2019

Ellevate Membership

2018, 2019

Out Leadership Membership

2019

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