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How we dream

How we dream

More than 60 Engineering team members are one step further along on their path to become Ninjas, and recently earned “belts” at a ceremony recognizing their accomplishments. The Ninja Project, a global initiative founded in 2016, empowers and supports continuous learning and self-development while showcasing the talent and technical prowess of Engineering team members at BBVA.

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BBVA USA is taking its small business-focused initiative to the Rocky Mountains, announcing today the beginning of its Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest in the Denver area.

  • Contest: The initiative with The Business Journals was first held in four markets in the first part of the year.
  • Criteria: Businesses with innovative services, products, or business model submit their entry for a chance to be selected as finalists and pitch to a panel of judges.
  • Prize: The winning business will be awarded $10,000 and an opportunity to compete for $50,000 at the final event in Phoenix against previous winners in other markets.

A world of opportunities awaits you at BBVA—literally. The bank’s Global Mobility program recently debuted, and U.S. employees with a keen sense of adventure are exploring  opportunities to work overseas. The mobility program is designed strategically to attract and retain talent across the bank’s footprint, which spans 31 countries across four continents, explained Sonia Storer, BBVA USA director of talent acquisition and development.

Business Banking Officer (BBO) Chris Sievers’s relationship with the Colorado bank that would eventually become BBVA began more than 20 years ago when he was in high school, contracting as a handyman for the bank. This May, Sievers celebrates an official 20 years with BBVA and his journey, like many here at the bank, is one of opportunity and internal mobility. He shared how BBVA has fostered his growth and development over the years, from one career-enriching role to the next.

El secretario general de la OEA, Luis Almagro, entrega el premio Ciudadano Corporativo de las Américas 2018 al director general de la FMBBVA, Javier M. Moreno

There are more than two million people in five Latin American countries who work hard day in and day out to overcome barriers, live in dignity and make their dreams come true. More than two million entrepreneurs who are supported by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) so that their small businesses – their livelihoods – flourish. Of these two million people, most are women who are examples of how much can be done with so little. The Organization of American States (OAS) presented the BBVAMF an award for promoting the empowerment of women in Latin America – the region with the highest inequality in the world.

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BBVA Compass teamed up with Experian to give small business owners access to expert advice and insight at a recent national webinar. The online workshop was intended to help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the impact of the 2018 tax law change which may permit taxpayers other than corporations to deduct of up to 20 percent of their qualified business income from a qualified trade or business under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

This summer, BBVA launched the first edition of the BBVA Values Global Recognition Program. It’s a special recognition designed to reward employees who best represent BBVA’s Values: The Customer Comes First, We Think Big, and We Are One Team. The awards are called the ViVa Awards.

Whether you’ve just finished school and are beginning your career, or you’re taking inventory of your current career path, it’s important to take steps to take control and direct the course of that path.

BBVA has celebrated its first ‘Values Day.’ A day to embrace and live the values of the Group: Customer comes first; We think big; We are one team. BBVA Executive chairman Francisco González and CEO Carlos Torres Vila reaffirmed these values as “the heart of a long process of transformation that the bank is spearheading at a global level.”

Two years ago, when BBVA defined its company purpose —to bring the age of opportunity to everyone— it also decided that the best way to reach this ambitious goal was to transform itself into an agile organization. Ricardo Forcano, BBVA’s Global Head of Talent & Culture, addressed more than 1,700 participants at the National Human Resources Congress where he shared the milestones of a journey that has revolutionized the way BBVA works.

Every year, the BBVA Compass Passion for Education Scholarship program changes people’s lives. Through the program, BBVA Compass offers scholarships to its employees’ eligible dependents who attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. Up to 42 awards of $3,000 each are presented annually. Since the program’s inception in 1987, BBVA Compass has awarded 663 scholarships, totaling almost $1.8 million in program grants.

Following up on her recognition of being named among the Most Powerful Women in Business by Black Enterprise, BBVA Compass Chief Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston has recently earned an appearance on the publication’s top executives list, 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America. Houston’s recognition underscores her contribution to positioning BBVA Compass as an inclusive, innovative and employee-centric organization.