JPMorgan Chase & Co. is expanding the reach and funding of a group established to promote women working inside the bank to also help female clients, including entrepreneurs and individuals.

The bank said on Wednesday that it is backing the group with a full-time director and resources to promote savings by women and $10 billion of loans to women-owned businesses.

The group, which grew out of a networking and career advancement effort started in 2013, on Wednesday held its third annual “Leadership Day” by expanding the conference to 2,000 people at Radio City Music Hall from 300 employees in a room at JPMorgan headquarters.

The move comes as a number of big banks have publicized their aspirations to have more women executives. Citigroup Inc. said in August that it aims to lift its share of women in mid- and senior-level executive positions to 40 percent by 2021 from the current 37 percent.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in March it was committed to having women account for 50 percent of employees globally “over time.”

Goldman does not disclose the current global percentage, but in the United States women make up 22 percent of executives and senior managers and 38 percent of total employees.

David Gaddis Ross, a professor at the University of Florida who has studied the issue, said in an interview that the increased attention for women from Wall Street likely reflects competition for a new generation of finance graduates who would rather work for firms that embrace diversity.