We recognize and reward the value that diversity brings – serving customers more effectively, finding more innovative solutions, and creating dynamic opportunities for career success. We promote a diverse and inclusive work environment through education, employee resource networks, mentoring, diversity recruiting and supplier diversity. In a diverse and inclusive work environment, it is our shared values of integrity, passion to excel, unity of purpose, collaborative learning and respect that connect us.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has received the Diversity Excellence Award for large-sized businesses in the annual Employer All Star Awards.
In a diverse and inclusive work environment, our shared values connect us:
At the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, we’re at work for America’s economy. To meet the challenges of this important job requires a workforce as diverse as those we serve.
We embrace diversity by recognizing, valuing and leveraging of our differences for the good of our employees, customers, stakeholders and constituents. Those differences include, but are not limited to, race, color, nationality, ethnicity, gender, age, physical/mental abilities, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, religion, cultural background, education, work experience, geographic locations, ideas and thought processes.
We believe an inclusive environment is one in which all people in the organization feel a sense of belonging, and have an opportunity to be successful. They feel respected, valued, engaged and appreciated for who they are.
The Richmond Fed currently has six employee networks, which focus on ethnicity, generational differences, sexual orientation, disability and gender. These groups are:
The chair of our Diversity and Inclusion Council talking about these networks and diversity at the Richmond Fed.
Employee Resource Networks are voluntary, employee-led groups sponsored by the Bank, chartered by our Diversity and Inclusion Council and formed around shared characteristics or interests for the purpose of supporting diversity and inclusion and other strategic initiatives of the organization. Membership in each network is available to all employees.
Read excerpts from profiles of "Women @ the Fed," which were shared with employees during GROW's celebration of Women's History Month.
The Richmond Fed was honored with the 2011 Diversity Excellence Award which recognizes employers who proactively work to improve workplace diversity and inclusiveness and who demonstrate commitment to the added value that diversity brings to an organization.