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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our members have access to employee resource groups, training, industry leading practices and other dedicated resources to help them achieve their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 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.


ABA Banker Employee Resource Groups

Join ABA’s inclusive and free ERGs, which support people with shared life experiences and common identities.

Related Training & Events

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

    Conference | September 12, 2024

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

  • Women’s History Month Webinar

    Recorded Webinar | March 28, 2024

    Hear from Evelyn Fennell Smalls, alongside Kathleen Pless, to learn about her leadership journey and her tips for all bankers on strategies to achieve success in the banking industry.

  • International Women's Day Webinar

    Recorded Webinar | March 7, 2024

    Join ABA Webinar with Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte, SVP of Compliance, Maine Community Bank. In addition to being a bank executive and elected community leader, she runs a foundation to support Armenians today.

  • DEI for Insiders

    Self-Paced Training

    This course will explore why integrating DEI across all business functions is essential to individual, team and organizational success.

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Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Resources to help banks of all sizes build diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces that best represent the communities they serve.

Women Lead Workshops

These free, limited-seating workshops help bankers develop critical leadership skills, learn leading practices about how to inspire and motivate, act strategically, build collaborative teams, and champion change. All women in banking at all levels are encouraged to participate.

Our Experts

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Cathy Nestrick

Vice President, Women's Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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(202) 663-5471

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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 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forum

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