Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) is critical to our growth and success as a leading commercial bank. This commitment starts with Webster's senior leadership team, who work to ensure that our commitment to DEIB is integrated with the way we do business. Meeting the increasingly diverse needs of our clients is a key to our long-term success, and having a workforce with diverse backgrounds and experiences better helps our clients and the communities we serve achieve their financial goals.
Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Council serves as a platform where senior leaders and representatives of our various business resource groups shape the strategy and actions of our DEIB efforts. The Council makes recommendations on ways to integrate DEIB in the areas of education and awareness, talent development, employee engagement, and client and community service.
A note from Javier L. Evans
"At Webster, we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where every colleague feels empowered to bring their true authentic selves to work each and every day. When colleagues feel free to share their experiences, perspectives and backgrounds we create a stronger and more creative work environment where everyone’s point of view is valued and respected. This diversity of thought enables us to better help our clients and the communities we serve achieve their financial goals."
- Javier L. Evans, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Teshia Levy-Grant, Senior Vice President, is Webster’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer. She is committed to strengthening the Bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts with our colleagues, clients and community partners together to boost collaboration, encourage innovation and help Webster best reflect the communities we serve.
Webster Business Resource Groups
Webster proudly supports a host of Business Resource Groups (BRG) that provides our colleagues with an authentic experience of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Based on mutual respect and acceptance, these groups recognize and explore our individuality in an environment that fosters personal and professional growth. Through a robust slate of activities and events, we celebrate the rich cultures and lifestyles that make up our workforce while embracing the unique contributions we bring to work each day. Our BRGs include Webster Women’s Initiative Network (WeWIN), PRIDE-LGBTQIA+, Multicultural Groups including, Black Heritage, Hispanic Heritage, Asian Heritage, Disability Colleague Network, Military Veterans Colleague Network and Multigenerational Colleague Network.
Environmental, Social and Governance
Webster’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report highlights our leadership on sustainability, corporate citizenship, and transparency. Consistent with our Webster values, we are committed to future improvements and innovation in our environmental, social and governance efforts. This report showcases how our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion serves our colleagues, clients and communities.