We strive to create a corporate culture of inclusion and affirmation where all owner-associates feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. Through our Employee Resource Groups, innovative programs, and partnerships with external organizations, we provide development and networking opportunities for our owner-associates.
At First Data, we know that diversity encompasses many characteristics including age, culture, education, personality, ethnicity and a multitude of other attributes. But building a diverse team only solves half the puzzle.
Creating a culture of openness and candor, in which we treat each other with the dignity we all deserve, solves the other half.
Every day at First Data, in our offices around the globe, we commit to treating each other with dignity and respect. We embrace our differences because diversity creates a rich company culture and provides us all with opportunities to learn. The value we place on diversity and ensuring a welcoming and inclusive work environment is on display across all levels of our company, and can be seen by the way we interact with our clients, each other and the communities in which we work. First Data’s core mission is to help our clients grow their businesses and we know that by employing a workforce as diverse as our client base we’ll be better positioned to develop innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs.
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups
First Data is an organization where our owner-associates are going to succeed because of their differences, not in spite of them.
All First Data owner-associates receive fair opportunity and are judged only on their qualifications, talents and achievements. Together, we’ve created an environment that encourages the formation of employee affinity groups where colleagues can come together to discuss anything from common issues they face to new business strategies to help our clients grow their business. The employee resource groups in place at First Data today include the following:
- Military Affinity Group
- UNITY: LGBT Affinity Group
- Women’s Leadership Council
- Black Leadership Council
- YoPro: Young Professional Group
- Juntos: Hispanic and Latino Leadership Council
- Asian Leadership Council
- Thrive: Disability Leadership Council
Through a company-wide military engagement strategy called First Data Salutes, we provide the military community with career opportunities, best-in-class education resources, and premier business solutions for veteran-owned businesses.
We believe that hiring qualified veterans and helping veterans grow their businesses isn’t just the right thing to do — it’s also good business. Visit our dedicated First Data Salutes page for more details on our employment, experience and entrepreneurship opportunities for military community members.