ST. LOUIS – The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis earned a perfect score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index for its demonstrated commitment to an inclusive workplace culture. The index is released annually by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization, working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.
For the fifth year in a row, the foundation recognized the inclusive culture at the St. Louis Fed and again designated the bank as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“It is outstanding to see our bank recognized as a top workplace for LGBTQ+ equality for the fifth consecutive year. We are a part of a large number of organizations who have made a commitment to operate with policies, practices and a strong culture to earn this designation, and we can all be very proud of creating this environment,” said Cassie Blackwell, senior vice president of the Treasury Operations Division and Central Pride executive sponsor. Central Pride is the bank’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group.
The 2021 index evaluates LGBTQ+-related policies and practices, including nondiscrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ+ community.
“The bank earns this designation year over year because our leaders are intentional about making (it) a better place for all employees,” said Brion Taylor, an analyst in Financial Management and co-chair of Central Pride.
The St. Louis Fed joins the ranks of more than 760 U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year. For more information on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index, or to download the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
More information about St. Louis Fed’s culture of diversity, equity and inclusion is available here.