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Advancing Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Scotiabank continues to work together with our communities to remove barriers, increase opportunities, and improve representation for women.

We recognize that building a more diverse workforce enables us to become a better Bank and a stronger partner in our communities. While our work to build a truly inclusive organization is never complete, we're pleased with the progress we have made, particularly with regard to gender representation at all levels of the Bank.

Scotiabank's renewed diversity strategy focuses on underrepresented employees, with annual milestones set to reach its diversity and inclusion goals in Canada, which include building an inclusive workforce where 40% of senior leadership globally are women. In Canada, 48% of new leadership roles were filled by women in 2020.

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Thank you to our employees

For helping build and equal and inclusive workplace. Learn about our commitments to dismantle the barriers faced by women. 

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Focused on dismantling the barriers faced by women.

We’re committed to being active allies to women employees, customers, and communities year-round.

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How we’re driving for equality for every future

Scotiabank’s inclusive culture provides an environment where diverse people feel a sense of belonging. We’re stronger together – for our employees and for our customers around the world!


Scotiabank renews its diversity and inclusion goals

Scotiabank's renewed diversity strategy focuses on underrepresented employees, with annual milestones set to reach its diversity and inclusion goals in Canada

Our commitment to advancing women’s representation

Diversity is a competitive advantage says Scotiabank President and CEO Brian Porter

Women leading the way through the crisis

As we mark International Women’s Day, we spoke with four women executives about the challenges of leading a team through the pandemic and how they overcame them

Employee Resource Groups

Scotiabank has many women’s groups that operate globally and focus on advancing gender inclusion. Members are committed to educating and empowering women by supporting their personal and professional growth

How this Scotiabank executive is responding to the pandemic’s impact on the gender gap

Nicole German shares her thoughts on remote work, digitization, and work-life balance

Our Awards

Building an inclusive workplace is our ongoing commitment and we’re proud of the work we have done but we know there’s still work to do

What is it like to work here?

It’s our goal to empower every future by creating a workplace where everyone can perform at their very best. We attract and develop the very best diverse talent and build an environment where employees can thrive and belong.


Executive Vice President and Executive Champion, Women Council of Chairs

“It’s up to every single one of us to educate ourselves on experiences that differ from our own. It’s an important way we can identify systems and processes that inadvertently disadvantage others, so we can take action for more equal and sustained access to opportunities for women.” 


Executive Vice President

“Together, let’s fundamentally shift the way we view women and their importance to the success of any organization. We share a collective responsibility to raise awareness about diversity and equality across the communities we serve. And to advocate for women to have the freedom to make choices that best suit them.”  


District Vice President

“As a BIPOC woman, the daughter of a strong woman who was a pioneer in her time, and the mother of an empowered daughter and future leader, it is so important to me that I work for an organization that is committed to supporting equality now and for future generations. I’m proud of the commitment that Scotiabank has made to Diversity and Inclusion for our employees and for our customers through the Scotiabank Women Initiative.”


Director, Audit

“As a woman, I am proud to work at Scotiabank. Not only because I feel supported by my colleagues, but also because the Bank has made efforts to foster an environment where people can have open and honest conversations. For that reason, I feel empowered to speak up about women’s issues and equality broadly.”