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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at American Express: Our commitment

Our differences are what shape the world, and we’re committed to ensuring everyone is seen, heard, and feels like they belong. That’s why we’re actively cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where every voice is valued, teamwork is rewarded, and different points of view are celebrated.​

We see diversity of people and experiences as fuel for the creativity and innovation we need to be and deliver our best, for our colleagues, customers and the communities we serve.

Empowered Voices: Hear from #TeamAmex colleagues

Our colleagues’ stories—their backgrounds, their beliefs, their experiences—are just as important as the skills they bring to the table. Their voices inform how we approach our business now and in the future and let us know what we’re doing right, where we can improve, and how we can get it done. Hear firsthand from colleagues from all around the world as they define what diversity means to them and how they found their place at American Express.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at American Express: Turning words into action


"Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of the American Express culture. Providing an environment where every colleague can be themselves, embrace differences and feel included is something we’re very proud of and continue to work on every day as the world continues to evolve. When our colleagues feel supported and thrive, we all win.”


Sonia Cargan,
Senior Vice President, Chief Colleague Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Talent Officer


We remain committed to creating a welcoming, equitable, and inclusive workplace and Company. American Express supports this work through the following initiatives:

Learn more about our efforts and work to date:






Exceeded $1 billion in spending towards our DE&I Action plan; set new goal to spend $3 billion with underrepresented-owned suppliers and towards other DE&I initiatives through 2025


Maintained 100% pay equity across genders globally and across races and ethnicities in the US for the 2nd consecutive year













More than $14 million in grants provided to nonprofits focused on addressing inequality and promoting social justice since announcing our goal of $50 million in October 2020

2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Report

Environmental, Social, and Governance Strategy

Colleague Networks: At American Express, we want you to be you

American Express has 14 Colleague Networks focusing on ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, generations and more. From informal networking events to community initiatives, our Colleague Networks, which are open to everyone, help support personal and professional development, skill-building and career growth. Since forming our first formal Colleague Network in 1987, we now have over 120 chapters globally that help drive an inclusive culture – together. ​

“One of the best experiences I’ve had with BEN [Black Engagement Network] was the Leadership PODs, a mentoring initiative that pairs Black executives with a group of BEN members throughout the year.


For me, this links to the importance of elevating future Black talent, especially Black colleagues who struggle with a sense of belonging.


I’m conscious of the opportunities I’ve been afforded and the leaders who’ve helped me throughout my tenure here.”


Ope, Co-Lead of BEN


Colleague Since '11

“I joined DAN [Disability Awareness Network] to help give a voice to those with disabilities and am most excited about creating a place for those with disabilities to feel like they belong at American Express.


Some disabilities are visible while others are invisible, so it is important to be mindful and patient with all.


Being patient not only helps those with disabilities but is the humane action to take.”

Anthony, Co-Lead & Founding Member of DAN


Colleague Since '18