Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We recognize that our diversity makes us a stronger company, and at Hancock Whitney, we champion a culture of inclusion that encourages our associates to discover and achieve their goals and dreams.

Our Commitment

We're passionately committed to advancing diversity, promoting equity and fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to the spirit of Hancock Whitney’s purpose and core values. We pledge exceptional service to our clients and communities, and believe we can best serve them by resembling the communities we serve.

Across Hancock Whitney, we embrace diversity and inclusion and strive for continued equity in our workplace and society. Our ongoing commitment to building a diverse and inclusive workforce is anchored in our Diversity Practices of Communication, Diversity Education and Inclusive Experiences.

We stand for inclusion and opportunities for all and recognize that our diversity strengthens us and our relationships. We are committed to working together to achieve a better tomorrow by making talent, education and community our voice of progress and change.

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Diversity and Inclusion Council

Our diversity thought leaders work to foster an inclusive environment where we recognize, respect and employ all dimensions of diversity.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council members pictured: Josh Jones, Cory Vidal, Markeesha Overstreet, Sara Perry, Brandon Frederic, Rudi Wetzel, Brandon Nelson, Chantell Brandt, Tamara Wyre, Tara Rosenkranz and Elise Slowikowski.

Diversity Pillars

We believe in building a company that never knows completion—an organization that keeps getting better. Our approach to DEI is anchored in three key pillars:

  • Communication: Deliver inclusive communications, experiences and resources to our associates; Connect with all the communities we serve through volunteerism and enrichment initiatives.
  • Education: Drive inclusive leadership and individual behaviors; Provide ongoing diversity education.
  • Inclusive Experiences: Provide an equitable experience for all associates; Equitably attract, retain, develop and advance talent.


Insights and more

Our culture defines us, unites us and distinguishes us as one solid financial services family.

We invite you to learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at hancockwhitney.com. Be sure to sign up to receive our Insights Blog via email, for regular updates on community news and announcements.


  • Company Featured in Diversity Recruitment Special Publication

The Advocate published a Diversity Recruitment special section in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana, recently. Hancock Whitney is featured in the special section, which includes a news article in the print and online editions. We invite you to review the article on page M7 in the special section, With a solid foundation in place, Hancock Whitney looks to go even deeper with diversity work.


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