Diversity: Our commitment


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, 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

Our Commitment

2014 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 the 20132012 and 2011 reports.

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.


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.

OMWI at the Kansas City Fed

Meet our Director

Donna Ward oversees strategic planning and financial operations, and leads workforce and inclusion strategies.

Meet our Deputy Director


Andrea Hendricks leads the Bank's diversity and inclusion program and organizational development strategies.

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 how we’re teaching students about financial responsibility and view photos from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. 

Diversity Strategy

Read the Kansas City Fed's Diversity Strategy. 

Additional diversity information

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 and our minority and female workforce representation

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.

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.