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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.


Support Women in Banking

New podcasts, articles, training and more designed for all women in the industry to build strong networks and advance their careers.

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10 Tips for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce

How can your institution attract and grow diverse talent? It starts with a well-planned recruitment strategy, and these 10 tips.

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DEI: What Does It Mean?

Diversity, equity and inclusion have distinct meanings associated with different practices. This paper examines how ABA defines the terms and how each piece is interconnected.

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Strengthening Minority Depository Institutions

ABA’s strategic partnership with National Bankers Association—the leading trade association for MDIs—is designed to enhance collaboration on policy issues and expand NBA member access to ABA training and events.

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Our Experts

Naomi Mercer

Naomi Mercer

SVP, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diana Banks

Vice President and Senior Counsel, Fair & Responsible Banking

Regulatory Compliance

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Mike Townsend

(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 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.