We choose to build inclusive teams where people are free to develop.
We are actively engaged in helping you progress and grow your career with us, providing resources, training, networks and advice whenever you need it. We will help you become the best you can be.
Strategic commitment to diversity and inclusion
As a global citizen, we have a workforce that includes 140 nationalities, a multitude of ethnicities and cultures, transcends age brackets and sexual identities and embraces diverse heritages that all enrich our working environment. Wherever we operate, we promote diversity and inclusion and manage corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives that rely on early intervention to prevent marginalization, advance social cohesion and remove barriers to success for individuals and communities.
The recent acts of racism in the US and the public response that followed around the world are having a profound impact on our Black colleagues and neighbours and serve as a call to action for all of us.
“Discrimination of any sort, including racism, has no place in society, nor in the community that is our bank,” said Christiana Riley, member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank and CEO Americas, in a recent statement.
We are a founding signatory of the UK Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, promoting a more gender-balanced financial services industry, as well as the Charte de la Diversité in Luxembourg, the Charter Diversidad in Spain, the Manifesto for Women’s Employment in Italy, and I Gen, the Portuguese business forum for gender diversity amongst many others.
While women’s representation at the bank is not where we want it to be, we continue to actively monitor and report on our progress. Our goals for December 2021 focus on our top three corporate titles individually (in headcount): Managing Director (21%), Director (28%) and Vice President (35%).
Our gender diversity activities are also recognised externally:
- Three of our most senior female executives were named in Financial News’ “100 Most Influential Women in Financial Services” list.
- The bank was recognised by Professional Wealth Management/The Banker magazine‘s award for “Best private bank for diversity“, which cited the global rollout of a mentoring programme for women and our executive training programme for mid-level female employees in the UK.
Global high-potential acceleration programmes
For employees who are high-performing future leaders, we have a number of acceleration programmes – designed to develop them both professionally and personally, advance their careers, and ensure they are ready for their next step.
Our flagship acceleration programmes comprise offerings for senior female Managing Directors, top Director talent, and Vice President high-performers. All programmes follow a global and cross-divisional approach; participation is by nomination only.
Here are a just a few of our achievements:
- Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy (ATLAS), the programme for senior female MDs, was launched in 2009. Since then, the programme has run five times, following a 12-month structured development journey intertwined with personalised individual development measures and is aimed at increasing the number of women in senior positions across the bank.
- The bank-wide Director Acceleration Programme was launched in 2017, with 169 participants nominated in 2019. It is a 12-month programme delivered through a combination of formal classroom training, internal leader-led sessions, and 1-on-1 and peer coaching elements. In 2019, 42% of participants were female, representing the highest percentage to date.
- The bank-wide Vice President Acceleration Programme completed its fourth year in 2019 with 490 participants selected. Participants attend two modules during their six-month journey, hosted throughout Europe (London, Frankfurt and Milan), the Americas (New York) and Asia-Pacific (Singapore).