Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe that the Federal Reserve most effectively serves the American public by building a more inclusive economy. At the St. Louis Fed, our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a core value and a common thread woven throughout our workplace culture and public outreach.

OMWI: Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, 2022 Annual Report to Congress. Three women are shown speaking.

Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI)

Develops, implements and reports on the progress of our initiatives.

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Supplier Diversity Initiative

Supports outreach and engagement with women- and minority-owned businesses.

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Faces of the Fed

Shares employee perspectives on working at the St. Louis Fed.

2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, above a collage of different images showing diverse employees.

A Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality

Evaluates policies and practices; the St. Louis Fed earned a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index.

Snapshot of Our Progress on DEI Initiatives in 2023

Talent Acquisition: The Bank’s 2023 intern cohort was 47% people of color and 49% female. Our internship program resulted in 12 full-time hires, a historically high number.

Community Impact: 4,749 people registered for 38 events organized by our Community Development team to promote economic equity, mobility and capital transformation. Twenty-four new investments or initiatives resulted from this work.

Inclusive Leadership: We launched new talent profiles for employees that provide leaders with the means to assess opportunities and talent gaps within our organization. The profiles will facilitate a more equitable process for identifying potential nominees for development opportunities.

For a closer look at the St. Louis Fed’s DEI initiatives and results, view our most recent OMWI report (PDF) to Congress.

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Our DEI-Focused Programs and Outreach

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Women in Economics Podcast

Follow our conversations highlighting the research and careers of those making their marks in the field of economics.

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The Institute for Economic Equity

Learn how the Institute promotes a more equitable economy for communities in our district and beyond.

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Voices of the Fed

Features our board and advisory council members’ perspectives on how the Fed amplifies Main Street voices.

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Bank On: Affordable Banking

Supports the financial stability of America’s unbanked and underbanked by serving as a national data hub.

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Community Development Funders Forum

Fosters partnerships to help deliver credit to low- and moderate-income individuals and neighborhoods.

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Native American Outreach

Raises awareness of economic and financial issues and opportunities for Indigenous economies.

View our publications on diversity, equity and inclusion topics and our research covering economic equity issues. For a closer look at what it’s like to work at the St. Louis Fed, view our careers hub to learn about the hiring process, benefits and our teams.

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