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Our Commitment

At Bank of the West, we value different cultures. All of our team members, customers and suppliers are part of the different and varied communities that we’re proud to serve. In each of our offices, branches and across our digital channels, we promote diversity and inclusion as a vital part of our success.

Nandita Bakhshi

Nandita Bakhshi, President and CEO, shares her thoughts:

“Bank of the West’s culture of collaboration begins with our belief that each team member makes a difference. We value a diverse and inclusive environment, where people embrace and celebrate different cultures, lifestyles, experiences and ideas.

This openness makes us a more inspired and collaborative company. We are committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion so that every person who joins our team and every customer feels welcomed and appreciated.”


Our Approach

We know our team members are vital to our success. Through support and education, we’re building a culture that supports our team members and rewards excellence, encourages creativity and respects diversity.


Our diversity and inclusion strategy combines training, recruiting, retention and community support.

Our goals include:

  • Leveraging the talents of our culturally diverse team members
  • Understanding unconscious bias and its potential impact on team members’ productivity and teamwork
  • Introducing tools and strategies that will position all team members for success

We utilize our team members’ differences to anticipate and meet the needs of our customers and communities while leveraging the strengths that come from their diverse perspectives.

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