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Diversity and Inclusion

St. Louis Fed First vice president Dave Sapenaro, left, stands with employees during Pride Fest.

St. Louis Fed First Vice President Dave Sapenaro, left, stands with employees during Pride Fest.

At the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, we are committed to building an inclusive workplace, where our differences—in age, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and disability, as well as in cultural traditions, religion, life experiences, education and socioeconomic backgrounds—are recognized as our strength.

The decisions and recommendations we produce at the St. Louis Fed must reflect a variety of perspectives. Diversity allows each of us to bring our unique perspectives to the table when generating ideas and solving problems, and encourages an environment where innovation and excellence thrive.

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Diversity Initiatives

  • Our S.T.R.I.D.E.S.™ initiative (sensitivity, teamwork, respect, inclusion, diversity, engagement, success) represents the manner in which we interact in our work environment. This initiative positions the St. Louis Fed for success, both today and in years to come.
  • Our Diversity and Inclusion Council serves as a sounding board, change agent and advocate for awareness. Council members help plan and coordinate presentations by outside speakers, community service opportunities and cultural events that celebrate diversity.
  • Our Office of Minority and Women Inclusion is responsible for developing standards and procedures to ensure the inclusion of minorities, women, and women-owned and minority-owned business in all activities of the Bank, including procurement and work force diversity.
  • Our Supplier Diversity initiative: Our Supplier Diversity and District Procurement teams remain committed to growing the Bank’s diverse supplier base through outreach and engagement that will build stronger business relationships with our community.

“The concept of diversity and inclusion isn't just good for morale; it's a good business strategy. We attract and recruit the best possible talent by casting a wide net and diversifying our recruiting efforts. A diverse workforce enhances our ability to be innovative, and inclusion creates an environment where employees know that their ideas and contributions are valued.”
— James Bullard, president and chief executive officer