Bank of America Merrill Lynch is key strategic partner and lead corporate supporter of the Education and Employers’ Inspiring the Future campaign.
The company’s partnership began in 2012, and has enabled Inspiring the Future to go from strength to strength. Currently more than 35,000 volunteers are signed up to give inspiring talks to students, which includes 1,000 employees from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
How Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports the campaign
In addition to providing programme funding, the company has also supported the campaign through capacity building initiatives such as hosting careers fairs to give young people an insight into the diverse range of careers at the bank and a chance to work one to one with volunteers to develop their CV. The charity is supported further including:
- Employees from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s offices, including regionally in Chester, Bromley and Camberley volunteer their time and skills with young people at Inspiring the Future events helping to impact 629,729 young people to date.
- The company’s EMEA Regional Compliance and Operational Risk Executive, Jennifer Taylor sits on the Education and Employers Taskforce Board of Trustees
- Support to launch Inspiring the Future in Ireland, launch event hosted in the National Gallery in Dublin with support from the Tánaiste and Google.
Alex Wilmot-Sitwell, President EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch said “Our commitment to supporting innovative solutions which address social issues is demonstrated through a variety of education and employability skills programmes which we believe are essential to achieving economic growth and building strong communities. Working together to give young people the aspirations, the skills and the confidence to make the most of opportunities available to them reflects our company’s commitment to making lives better.”
Jennifer Taylor, Compliance and Operational Risk Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said:
“As Inspiring the Future’s lead corporate supporter, we believe that educating the next generation is crucial for a strong economy and for successful communities. We are particularly encouraged by the launch of Inspiring Women in Finance, which will help broaden young girls’ horizons and awareness of the many types of careers available to them in financial services. Our aim is that through our collaborative efforts with partners, we can educate, inspire and motivate more young women to consider a career in finance.”
“We are extremely proud of our association with the Inspiring Women campaign which already provides such valuable counsel to young women across the UK. The programme’s international expansion to China is very exciting as it will give even more young women the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the vast array of career options available to them.
“It is through programmes such as this that Education and Employers are making great strides in helping to break barriers for women to enter particular industries. Ultimately, these efforts will improve workplace diversity which is essential in today’s modern business world. I hope that companies across China will sign up to Inspiring Women so that together, we can all help young women around the world, to realise their potential, take charge of their futures and become tomorrow’s leaders.”