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
Chambers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement: Many perspectives, one bank
Our vision is to foster an environment where anyone – regardless of age, race, gender, experience, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, or perspectives – can be successful and contribute to our mission of improving the financial well-being and quality of life for our customers and communities.
At Chambers Bank, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment that celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and understands that diversity of thought leads to a more successful and productive organization. Our bankers represent the diversity of the communities we serve, and we strive to celebrate that diversity in meaningful and respectful ways.
As we continue to build a more equitable work environment, we will encourage creativity, wider perspectives, and cultural awareness. We truly believe that building a diverse and inclusive team will make our company better and will help us exceed our financial goals. Everyone has a voice here, and we want all team members and customers to feel included and valued.
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.