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St. Louis Fed Earns Top Marks in 2019 Corporate Equality Index


St. Louis – The inclusive culture at the St. Louis Fed has been recognized for the third year in a row. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation honored the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“More important than this great recognition is knowing that we have the kind of culture and workplace that can earn this distinction three years in a row now.  We should—and do—expect no less of ourselves,” said Karen Branding, senior vice president of Public Affairs and executive sponsor of the Bank's Central Pride employee resource group.

The St. Louis Fed received a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index for its demonstrated commitment to an inclusive workplace culture. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

The 2019 index evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.

Brielle Taylor, financial management analyst at the St. Louis Fed and one of Central Pride’s leaders, appreciates the inclusive culture. “With so much going on in the world, it’s a true honor to work for a place such as the St. Louis Fed,” Taylor said. “The Bank continues to show the world and its LGBTQ+ employees that when we walk through those doors every day, we matter. It’s a space where we are seen and heard.”

The St. Louis Fed joins the ranks of more than 570 U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year. For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download the report, visit

More information about St. Louis Fed’s culture of diversity and inclusion is available on the Career Central webpage.