May. 1, 2019

Discover Named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality Six Years in a Row

RIVERWOODS, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For the sixth consecutive year, Discover Financial Services earned a perfect 100 score from the Human Rights Campaign’s Annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and is recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

Developed to encourage employers to advance inclusive workplace practices for the LGBTQ community, the CEI is a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and is used each year to rank businesses on their commitment to promoting fairness in the workplace.

“We’re proud to have a workplace culture that celebrates both inclusion and innovation,” said Roger Hochschild, CEO and president of Discover. “We believe bringing together a variety of viewpoints and backgrounds is the best way to meet the needs of our customers, and we’re committed to creating an environment where all employees can feel a sense of belonging.”

Since 2013, Discover’s employee resource groups have been bringing together members of diverse backgrounds to foster an inclusive environment and promote company values, personal development and business results.

PRIDE, the employee resource group supporting Discover’s LGBTQ community, has led a number of successful initiatives aimed at giving LGBTQ cardmembers a similar sense of inclusion. In 2015, the group was behind the marketing effort to offer cardmembers a rainbow-themed card design, known as the Discover it Pride Card. Additionally, the group spearheaded Discover’s “We Accept” campaign which encouraged merchants in areas with large LGBTQ communities to denote their acceptance of Discover cards with a rainbow-themed sticker.

Of the total 1,028 companies analyzed by the index, Discover earned a perfect 100 score alongside 570 other companies.

For more information about Discover’s culture, diversity efforts and benefits, visit

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report visit

About Discover

Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit through its direct banking business. It operates the Discover Global Network comprised of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance around the world. For more information, visit

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