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We foster a culture where people of all backgrounds can feel confident to bring their whole selves to work, feel included and know that their unique talents and viewpoints are respected and supported. We are focused on empowering our people to contribute fully to SWIFT’s vision and goals.

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Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy is led from the very top of the organisation and has five pillars of focus: gender, disability, ethnicity, age and sexual orientation. Through a range of strategies and initiatives, we work hard to ensure SWIFT is inclusive for everyone.


We are working to attract, develop and retain women at all levels within SWIFT. One third of our Executive Committee are women, and we want to continue to increase the number of women in leadership positions within the company.

SWIFT is also committed to improving gender diversity in the financial sector more broadly. To that end, the STAR Scholarship scheme is run by SWIFT at Sibos to support the development of women from leading financial institutions around the world into senior leadership positions. Read more about this here.


We are creating an accessible and inclusive company where people of all abilities will want to work with us. Among a number of initiatives, we offer internships for students with disabilities.


We are cultivating a supportive and multicultural environment for all our employees regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality and faith. We are proud to employ people from more than 110 countries around the world. 


We are supporting employees across generations and life stages to allow them to develop and progress at SWIFT. Alongside our graduate programme, we also support initiatives to ‘Value our Seniors’. 

Sexual orientation 

We are supporting our colleagues across the broad spectrum of sexual and gender identity. Our LGBTQ+ forum enables staff to support each other, work together on workplace issues and improve their experience at work.

We believe in leading by example so our Diversity and Inclusion strategy is led from the top. We work hard to ensure that SWIFT is inclusive for everyone and offer advocacy and support at every level to integrate diversity and inclusion into our business.

Wendy Zidan, Global Head of Human Resources

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