We’re privileged to highlight TeamWomenMN Annual Sponsor, Bank of America, in this month’s Sponsor Spotlight

Larissa Nalipinski, VP and Relationship Manager of Business Banking, shares insights on choosing TeamWomenMN as an organization to support and how being a diverse and inclusive company makes Bank of America strong and is essential to our ability to meet the needs of clients, communities and employees.

What drew you to sponsoring TeamWomenMN? 

TeamWomenMN’s core value of “Women Supporting Women” is what attracted me to attend my first event. The atmosphere was inclusive and empowering; I knew I wanted to become more actively involved. TWMN is a one of a kind community that is authentically working as a TEAM to develop women to reach their full potential.

What experiences within Bank of America do you provide specifically for women? 

LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development) for Women is our largest employee network with more than 26,000 members. LEAD is dedicated to promoting professional women’s development to help grow, attract and retain successful women throughout Bank of America. We provide women with leadership, development and career broadening opportunities and tools through a variety of means including information and education, advocacy, and networking.

How does Bank of America support other women around them, professionally and personally? 

Investing in women is a key focus at Bank of America.  We have a strong representation of women at all levels of our organization and our support of women is evident in the resources we have focused on bringing female talent to our company, developing our employees and supporting the economic empowerment of women around the world.  We partner with universities and other organizations around the world to recruit diverse talent, offer many career development programs and events including our Global Women’s Conference, Women’s Executive Development Program, and Women’s Next Level Leadership Program. Further, we advance women’s economic opportunity and empowerment through many programs such a Women and Wealth offering through U.S. Trust, Supplier Diversity Program, NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), and many more.  Personally, we have the LEAD employee network, offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave, and have programs to help with child care, adult care, adoption support, as well as other employee benefits.

What does success mean to Bank of America?

Living our values of delivering together, acting responsibly, realizing the power of our people and trusting the team, growing responsibly and delivering our purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection.


What are three things that you tell your employees to do in order to become successful? 

Get involved in an employee network, be open to different career moves, and take advantage of the numerous development opportunities we provide employees.

When thinking of Bank of America, what do you want our members to remember and share with their friends/family/peers? 

Our purpose is to make financial lives better.  We have 8 lines of business that can serve the core financial needs of people, companies and institutional investors.  And, Bank of America is a great place to work and very involved in the communities where we live and work.