Awards and Recognition

As the bank for a changing world, we strive to make a positive difference for our communities, our employees, and the planet. Here are some notable honors we've received over the past few years.

2020

America's Best-In-State Employers
Forbes

Best Employers for Women
Forbes

World Changing Ideas
Fast Company

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Best Employers for Diversity
Forbes

2019

Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Best Commercial Bank U.S. West
World Finance

Best Private Bank in the West (U.S.)
Global Finance

Best Employers for Women
Forbes

CEO Nandita Bakhshi named to Most Powerful Women in Banking list
American Banker

2018

Wealth Management Group named Best Private Bank for Innovation and Family Wealth Advisors named Best Consulting Firm for Family Offices
Private Asset Management

Bank of the West named to Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists
San Francisco Business Times

CEO Nandita Bakhshi named to Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business list
San Francisco Business Times

Best Commercial Bank U.S. West
World Finance

CEO Nandita Bakhshi named to Most Powerful Women in Banking list
American Banker

2017

CEO Nandita Bakhshi recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
San Francisco Business Times

Bank of the West named to Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists list
San Francisco Business Times

Best Regional Bank in the West
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

CEO Nandita Bakhshi named to Most Powerful Women in Banking
American Banker

Best Commercial Bank and Best Private Bank U.S. West
World Finance

CEO Nandita Bakhshi named to Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business list
San Francisco Business Times

Choice Award for Excellence in Consumer Retail Banking in the Western U.S.
Kantar TNS

America’s Best Employers
Forbes