Lydia Gray

Assistant Vice President, Global Human Resources
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What do you enjoy most about your job?

I am always learning. Whether it be about our different approaches to conduct and culture, our businesses and functions, or our regulatory environment both internationally and domestically. 

How do you describe the culture at the bank?

There is a strong commitment to acting responsibly and risk management at the bank. We want to hire the right people, and then ensure these people are able to work in an environment that allows them to deliver results in a responsible and ethical way.

What do you enjoy doing in your personal time?

I love to travel, needlepoint, read books, volunteer, and spend time with my family and friends. I serve with the New York Junior League as well as have leadership roles with the Shine Foundation and Children of Promise organization. I also love to run. Since I am a Bank of America employee, I recently had the opportunity to run the Chicago marathon with a bunch of my friends and colleagues.

There is a strong commitment to acting responsibly and risk management at the bank.

In one word, how would you describe Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

Community

What advice would you give to students?

Focus on understanding the culture. There are a lot of great jobs but could you thrive and succeed in the company’s specific culture? What does the company care about? Does that fall in line with my values? What type of leaders are running the organizations? Are these leaders you aspire to be like? These questions help you not just find you a job, but they help you find you a company for your long term career. 

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Which of these teams most appeals to you?

Banking, markets & finance

Banking, markets and finance roles across the bank work directly with our customers across the U.S. and companies and institutional clients globally.

Business support functions

Teams across our business support functions are essential specialist teams that work to ensure the strategic, efficient and successful running of the bank's day-to-day business.

Technology & operations

Global technology & operations teams help to provide the infrastructure, technology platforms and information security capabilities crucial to our ability to serve our customers and clients.

Where are you in your education?

Bachelor'sMaster'sMBAPhD Other