We value diversity, equity & inclusion.

Driving DEI into every corner of Northwest

As the bank where people make the difference, we care about all of our coworkers, customers and neighbors and act with their best interests in mind. Together, we know we have the power to help people reach their career and financial goals – and the opportunity to improve their lives, which is why we created our Inclusion Council, dedicated to driving DEI efforts into every corner of our organization. 

Our Inclusion Council Positioning Statement 

At Northwest, we’re the bank where people make the difference. With this as our foundation, we face each day as one, embracing our unique perspectives to spark creative solutions. Knowing that we’re better together, we will evolve and grow – to strive for understanding, empathy and trust, while building a workplace where we all feel accepted, safe, seen and heard. Because at Northwest, your experience, your talent, and your voice matter. Here, you belong.  

Inclusion Council Membership 

Our 16-member council is comprised of Northwest employees from diverse backgrounds, roles and geographic regions.

Inclusion Council Committees 

Messaging and Metrics
Works to ensure inclusive messaging practices as well as maintain and publish up-to-date employee demographic metrics.  

Community Engagement 
Works to create cultural awareness and celebrations through internal and external activities and volunteerism. We are actively seeking opportunities to increase our presence and build awareness of our core values.  

Inclusion and Retention
Works to infiltrate DEI principles and knowledge into the organization through training initiatives and employee resource groups representative of our current and prospective employee populations. 

Attraction and Recruitment
Works to provide suggestions and recommendations to continuously improve our corporate diversity metrics by identifying opportunities to improve our recruitment efforts and providing education and training for hiring managers.