17. American Express


American Express is the world's largest global payments network, owning relationships with Card Members and merchants. It provides products and services to customers around the world, processes millions of transactions daily, and drives more than $1 trillion in commerce annually.

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What you should know

American Express promotes inclusivity within the organization, providing an environment where people are encouraged and inspired to bring their whole selves to work.

The company’s Transformational Leadership program, focused on multicultural women targets high-potential, mid-career multicultural women, giving them the resources they need to get to the next level. The nine-month program includes nine weeks of interactive, customizable and self-paced leadership development content that relies on case studies, readings and discussion to address topics, including common setbacks for multi-cultural women leaders and how to conquer them and leading teams as a multi-cultural woman. To-date, 40 high-performing black, Asian, Hispanic, and multi-racial women directors and first-tier vice presidents from across the enterprise have participated in the program.

During this year’s Pride celebrations, American Express’s PRIDE Employee Network hosted a panel on transgender identity. This was the first event on the topic and was organized in response to employee feedback that there was a need to create programming on the topic of transgender experience. Approximately 50 employees joined in-person and a recording was available for replay, giving employees across the country the opportunity to experience the event.

The company strives to have a positive impact on the world through efforts like its sustainable tourism work in Spain. Through these initiatives, American Express has helped to contribute to the conservation of the country’s heritage through protecting various monuments and buildings, like the Moorish Houses in Granada and the Windmills of Mallorca.

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Find out about open job opportunities at American Express on its career page.

Employee Comments

"There’s a pleasant environment where everyone is really involved in a positive way. After just over 6 months, I was invited to an important Conference with the company managers where they were planning the strategy for the next year. It is a multinational company, but the environment is truly like a family. "
"Meritocracy. I am the living example, I have been given many opportunities to demonstrate my skills, the company has always been confident in my abilities. It is a company where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and build a solid career path, regardless of gender and without having to give up their personal life."