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 sixth year in a row, the St. Louis Fed was designated as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
“Being named as a best place to work for LGBTQ+ equality for six straight years affirms that we are on the right path to ensuring everyone feels seen, known and appreciated at the Bank,” said Desiree Coleman-Fry, vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. “As we deepen our commitment to fostering belonging and an inclusive workplace, this recognition is a reflection of our DEI values.”
The 2022 index evaluates LGBTQ+ policies and practices, including nondiscrimination workplace protections, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families, supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility. The commission says that this year's CEI reflects growth across every measurement category.
Caroline Klasey, co-chair of Central Pride, the Bank's LGBTQ+ employee resource group, said, "To be recognized by the HRC not just for one year, but six years running, is a huge accomplishment! I feel incredibly proud to work for an organization that supports employees in living authentically and that provides opportunities like the Central Pride ERG to form community and educate about LGBTQ+ experiences."
The St. Louis Fed joins the ranks of more than 840 U.S. businesses that earned top marks this year. Visit the 2022 Corporate Equality Index for more information or to download the report.