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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

ABA is committed to helping banks of all sizes build diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces that best represent the communities they serve. Our members have access to training, industry leading practices and other dedicated resources to help them achieve their DEI goals.

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ABA strives to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and to support our members in developing their DEI leadership and proficiencies. We identify and remove barriers to equitable access and development; respect and value individual differences, experiences, and perspectives; and sustain employee engagement through inclusion.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

September 15, 2022 | Virtual Conference | Designed to help bankers become an agent of change for the banking industry and for the community.

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Related Training & Events

  • MDI Partnership Summit

    Conference | October 19, 2023

    October 19, 2023 | Washington, DC | Minority Depository Institution Partnership Summits are designed to bring midsize & regional banks together with MDIs to better serve communities of color, & low- to moderate-income communities across the country.

  • Incorporating Emotional Intelligence in Client Engagement

    Recorded Webinar | February 16, 2023

    Did you know that 85% of Americans are more likely to trust advisors that demonstrate emotional intelligence (EI)? In this webinar, you will learn what EI is, why clients prefer advisors who understand the human side of finance, and how to demonstrate and incorporate EI into your client engagements.

  • Fair and responsible banking in 2022: Is your organization keeping up with the changes?

    Recorded Webinar | July 20, 2022

    Join ABA and Crowe for an interactive discussion around the latest developments in fair and responsible banking, including the potential compliance implications for your financial institution. 

  • Conscious Bias

    Self-Paced Training

    For customer-facing associates to learn how to identify bias in the workplace and discover ways to approach such situations.

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Naomi Mercer

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group

Provides input to guide ABA staff on the creation of future programming and advocacy issues concerning DEI.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forum

A monthly forum for bankers to conduct peer-to-peer exchanges on DEI topics, challenges, and leading practices.