American Express Global Business Travel invest in research to help identify potential barriers to women’s advancement in the workplace and created programs designed to develop and promote high-potential women at American Express.
These programs include Pathways to Sponsorship and Women Rising at American Express, which focus on: gender intelligence training, strengthening talent pipeline; building a global network; and sponsorship. In addition, they also offer an online learning module to help encourage more effective relationships between high potential women and executive sponsors. More than 1500 employees have completed the module since it was introduced in June 2015.
In addition, American Express have joined with several Fortune 500 companies as inaugural members of Blue Circle Institute’s ‘Transformational Leadership’ program to address the lack of representation of multicultural women in managerial, senior or executive jobs, and on boards. The nine month program gives high-potential, mid career women of colour the resources they need to get to the next level, including tailored and self paced leadership development guides and live web-based discussions.