In our efforts to serve the public good, we actively promote collaboration between internal groups and external partners to ensure that we live out our values in not only the work we do but how we do that work. Some of our initiatives are congressionally mandated, some are voluntary; all are an essential part of our organization. Our continuing efforts are essential to who we are as we work to foster economic opportunity for all.
Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Annual Report
The Chicago Fed submits an annual report to Congress summarizing the Bank’s accomplishments, challenges, and opportunities related to minority and women employment, inclusion of minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) in contacts, and financial literacy outreach initiatives. Learn more here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Chicago Fed’s commitment to building a diverse workforce and an equitable, inclusive workplace helps ensure our employees feel valued, respected and heard, and in return, deliver the best results for the communities we serve. Learn more here and here.
The Chicago Fed is committed to working with a diverse supplier base, making sure to include minority- and women-owned businesses in our procurement program. Learn more here.
Financial Services Pipeline
Recruiting and retention efforts are critical to our continued effort in addressing minority representation in the financial services industry. We participate in a collaborative of Chicago-based financial services firms to address the lack of diversity in the financial sector, particularly the relatively low representation of Black and Latino workers. Learn more here.
As a part of the Chicago Fed’s commitment to financial literacy, we host Money Smart Week every year, a series of free classes and activities designed to help consumers better manage their finances.