Why diversity, equity and inclusion matter at Chambers Bank
Our mission at Chambers Bank is to improve the financial well-being and quality of life of our customers and the communities we serve. We intend to serve all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or ethnicity.
Chambers Bank is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workforce and within the communities we serve. We understand that diversity, equity and inclusion are not only a crucial part of our social responsibility, but ultimately lead to a stronger financial performance and increased market share by attracting the best talent and fostering an environment in which all employees and customers feel valued, seen and heard. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion allow team members to improve their interpersonal skills, relationships, creativity and innovation, and that they ensure mutual respect among all our team members.
Chambers Bank views diversity as the collection of perspectives, similarities and differences that make every person unique. We define equity as “leveling the playing field” so that every person has the same opportunities to be successful. Further, we define inclusion as establishing an environment that values the uniqueness of everyone and in which every person feels included and respected. All of these things – diversity, equity and inclusion – work together to foster a workplace in which every person is valued.
Chambers Bank is committed to:
- Recognizing and embracing the similarities and differences of every person
- Respecting individuality, diversity of thought, and the varied backgrounds, characteristics, experiences, ideas, opinions, beliefs, motivations and choices of every person
- Attracting, hiring, retaining and offering career opportunities to a diverse group of talented people to help us achieve our vision
- Fostering a culture of inclusion by cultivating an environment where every person is valued, respected and heard
- Demonstrating our commitment to diversity and inclusion in everything we do
As a community bank, we believe that Chambers has the responsibility and opportunity to improve the quality of life of our friends and neighbors and that improving diversity, equity and inclusion are important to that effort.
Chambers Bank will take deliberate steps to improve our diversity, equity and inclusion.
Chambers Bank has established a task force to focus on our diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. The task force consists of team members representing various positions, experience levels, ages, races and gender within the company.
These individuals develop and execute our diversity, equity and inclusion program. They recommend goals and monitor progress as we work to enhance all forms of diversity throughout the company by building a culture based on mutual respect, belonging, equality, curiosity, authenticity, and social responsibility.
Throughout this process, we are committed to listening and learning as we work toward a more equitable workplace.
Mike Donnell, President
NWA Leadership Pledge
Chambers Bank joins with the Northwest Arkansas Council and other Arkansas businesses in the pursuit of a more diverse and inclusive community. Read the Leadership Pledge.