Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

The Bank participated in events with the Asian American Chamber of Commerce Kansas City, including its Career Fair and Procurement Panel.

Employees, from left, Joy Cline, Linda Weinzerl, Dawn Ross and Karen Pennell enjoy the closing of the Employee Diversity Committee’s Diversity Awareness Week.

The Reminders, a Colorado-based duo, delivered a personal-finance themed message during a Rock the Fed concert in Denver. Aja Black and Big Samir are pictured here with Bank employees from left, Kenji Baker, Erin Davis and Stacee Martin.

Employees Wan Chin Ng, left, and A’Yanna Webster connect during a gathering of the Bank’s employee-led groups.

Brenda Perkins, left, and Darla Wilkerson of Disability:IN Greater Kansas City and Michael Gonzales of Diversity and Inclusion Consortium discuss professional development and disability inclusion at the Disability Thought Leaders Luncheon hosted by the Bank.

In 2019, the Bank hosted Biz Smart Day to share success stories and to provide diverse suppliers with information on how to do business with the Bank and other large corporations. Over 50 companies attended Biz Smart Day, including representatives from local and regional organizations and networks.

New Orleans banker Alden J. McDonald Jr., left, and the Bank’s Tim Todd visit the Richmond, Virginia, home of Maggie Lena Walker, the nation’s first female minority banker.

Rose Washington, chief executive officer of the Tulsa Economic Development Corporation, was chair of the Kansas City Fed’s Board of Directors during 2017-19. She started her service to the Bank in 2010 on the Oklahoma City Branch Board of Directors and was appointed to the Kansas City board in 2013, serving as deputy chair during 2015-16. She also served as chair of the Federal Reserve System’s Conference of Chairs in 2018.