Our Commitment

2018 Office of Minority and Women Inclusion Report to Congress

Learn more about the Bank’s successes and challenges in meeting the requirements of section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. View past reports: 20172016, 2015201420132012 2011.


Our organization is guided by a diverse team of senior leaders, boards of directors and advisory councils. Fifty percent of our official staff are women. Throughout our history, the Kansas City Fed has maintained a rich tradition of women who've made significant contributions to our organization.

Diversity Strategy

Read the Kansas City Fed's Diversity Strategy

Our Mission

Esther George

As a part of the nation’s central bank, the mission of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is to formulate monetary policy, protect the banking system, and ensure a safe and efficient payments system for an overall stable, healthy economy.

To accomplish this mission, we must hire and retain highly talented and creative individuals. 

To attract the best employees, I believe workplace diversity and equal employment opportunities must be among the Kansas City Fed’s top priorities. Our organization’s strategic planning emphasizes this as essential to carrying out our mission.

We are committed to building a diverse workplace, and are continually striving to achieve this goal. As such, we provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information.

All employees, regardless of what makes them unique, have the opportunity to succeed at the Kansas City Fed.

Esther L. George
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

OMWI at the Kansas City Fed

Meet our Director


Tammy Edwards oversees the Office of Minority & Women Inclusion and is the senior vice president of the Community Engagement and Inclusion Division.

Meet other official staff members, whose work includes supporting OMWI efforts, and contact us.


Student Board of Directors

The Kansas City Fed's Student Board of Directors program gives students the opportunity to learn about the Federal Reserve.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Learn more about our diversity programs and practices in this 2012 letter to the Congressional Hispanic Congress.

Additional diversity information

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Section 342 of this act outlines the requirements of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.

Supplier Diversity

We use competitive solicitation processes for goods and services. Learn more about becoming one of our diverse regional suppliers and access our self-registration tool. The Bank was named 2016 Champion of Diversity by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Financial Education

We offer free tools, including print and online resources, workshops, speaking engagements, and participate in regional and national programs. Audiences include educators, students, bankers, nonprofits and local governments.

Community Development

Our Community Affairs professionals promote community development, and fair and impartial access to financial products in low- and moderate-income areas through research, relationship building and resource development.

Partnerships, Programs & Awards

We engage in a variety of activities that bring value to our community and our organization. The Kansas City Fed has received notable recognition for its commitment to diversity, including the 2017 Central Exchange Corporate Hero Award.

Workforce & Recruitment

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetic information. Review our current workforce composition, the composition of our Research economists, and our minority and female workforce representation