Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Bloomberg BNA has implemented diversity initiatives designed to build an organizational culture that not only accepts, but values diversity. Our diversity initiatives create an inclusive work environment, assist with career advancement, and increase employee engagement.

Training  |  Employee Resource Groups  |  Corporate Partners  |  Supplier Diversity


Diversity & Inclusion Training

Bloomberg BNA is committed to promoting a healthy work environment — one where employee differences drive innovation and lead to the creation of sustainable results.

At Bloomberg BNA, we believe education is the key to valuing and accepting diversity in thought, ideas, and perspectives. To that end, Bloomberg BNA requires that all employees complete diversity and inclusion training on: why diversity is critical for the business, how Bloomberg BNA leverages diversity, how to create an inclusive work environment, and how to manage cross-cultural conflict.

Minority Traineeship Program

Bloomberg BNA is committed to our employees' career advancement and professional growth. In pursuit of this commitment, Bloomberg BNA offers performance-based, one-year traineeship opportunities to employees with a demonstrated commitment to a Bloomberg BNA career in journalism, subscriber relations, information technology, and sales & marketing.

 

In the two months that I have been a reporter trainee, I have covered events at Congress and the Federal Communications Commission. The program and the people I work with have been exceptional and I’m treated like a full member of the team. One of the best things about the program is that I’ve been given copious amounts of autonomy, respect, and resources to do my job with all the support, patience, and guidance anyone could ask for.

Brandon Ross,
Reporter Trainee, 2014-2015
Reporter, June 2015

 

Employee Resource Groups

Bloomberg BNA leverages its employee resource groups to drive our diversity and inclusion strategy. The employee resource groups are comprised of employees who have similar interests related to recruiting a diverse workforce, increasing employee engagement, creating opportunities for talent development, and career advancement.

Membership is open to all employees.

ACHIEVE: Women at Bloomberg BNA

ACHIEVE Women at Bloomberg BNA consists of a group of women who occupy roles across all business units. The goal of ACHIEVE is to assist Bloomberg BNA in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce where women are: adequately represented in senior leadership roles, provided with opportunities to develop and advance their career goals and aspirations, provided with a professional and personal network of support to empower their advancement and can lend support to the local community and women-owned businesses.

OPEN: LGBT, Allies, Supporters & Friends

OPEN: LGBT, Allies, Supporters & Friends consists of a group of employees who share similar interests, goals, and objectives. The goal of OPEN is to raise awareness about LGBT issues, assist in recruiting and retaining diverse employees, and support the development of their talent within Bloomberg BNA.

REACH: Taking Young Professionals to the NEXT level at Bloomberg BNA

Retain • Engage • Accelerate • Coach • Heighten

REACH is an employee resource group designed to propel young professionals into the next phase of their careers. REACH is dedicated to building, growing, and maintaining a network of support and development opportunities to help members power their career growth. REACH also looks to impact Bloomberg BNA as a whole by promoting a culture of open communication, transparency, and inclusion, and emphasizing employee engagement, collaboration, and retention.

Corporate Partners

Bloomberg BNA is devoted to continuously supporting the local community by partnering with professional and academic organizations. Building strategic partnerships into our core business strategy enables Bloomberg BNA to build a diverse talent pipeline while giving back to the community and providing students with work experience that will assist them in shaping their careers.

Urban Alliance

Urban Alliance is a non-profit youth development program whose mission is to empower under-resourced youth to aspire, work, and succeed through paid internships, formal training, and mentoring. Bloomberg BNA is a business partner with Urban Alliance and currently has two high school students working with BBNA’s Facilities group as interns.

 

We are thrilled to have Bloomberg BNA as a #2014UrbanAlly. The experience that Alejandra and Kevin have had so far has been amazing ─ they are truly doing impactful work. The key to our program is having strong mentors and leaders to guide our youth, and we already see that in Cindy and the team. We know this partnership will truly be a mutually beneficial one.

Alessandra Colia,
Director of Employer Partnerships

 
Native American Journalists Association (NAJA)

The Native American Journalists Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate Native American journalists and increase their representation in the mainstream media.

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)

The Asian American Journalists Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) journalists and increase their representation in the news media.


Supplier Diversity

Bloomberg BNA is committed to fostering the productivity and economic growth of small, disabled, veteran, and women- and minority-owned businesses. By engaging supplier diversity as a value added strategy, Bloomberg BNA expands business opportunities and obtains quality products and services while ensuring that our suppliers adequately reflect our customer base.

As a leading provider of news, analysis, and tools, Bloomberg BNA has numerous contracting and subcontracting opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses. Bloomberg BNA provides fair and equal procurement opportunities for all qualified competitive suppliers and vendors. In awarding contracts to small and minority-owned businesses, Bloomberg BNA considers the quality of the products and services, quality of customer service, and cost efficiency to be paramount in the selection process.

If you would like to do business with Bloomberg BNA, please complete and submit the Supplier Registration Application.

Learn more about our supplier diversity program through  Frequently Asked Questions.

Championing Diversity

To celebrate the rich diversity of our employees, foster an environment of inclusion, and build cultural awareness, Bloomberg BNA celebrates cultural holidays through companywide recognition of a prominent figure and highlighting his or her key accomplishments. The following cultural holidays are recognized:

  • Black History Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • LGBT Month
  • Hispanic Heritage month
  • Native American Heritage Month