The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City received the highest possible score on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The CEI is the country’s leading measure and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The Bank earned a score of 100 on the index.
Equality is a testament to our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at the Bank,” said Tammy Edwards, senior vice president of the Kansas City Fed’s Community Engagement and Inclusion Division and director of its Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. “We are focused on fostering a culture of inclusion—one of our Bank’s core values—and belonging for our 2,100 employees.”
This is the Bank’s second year of participation in the CEI survey. The Kansas City Fed is among 767 large U.S. businesses that also earned a 100 score in 2021.
“Building and fostering an inclusive work environment for all Bank employees is a top priority for the Kansas City Fed,” said Esther George, the Bank’s president and chief executive officer. “Understanding and valuing diverse backgrounds is essential to carrying out our important public mission. I’m proud of the Bank’s record as a workplace where all employees have the opportunity to develop and succeed.”
This year, 1,142 U.S.-based companies participated in the CEI survey. Companies rated in the survey span industries, including Fortune’s 500 largest publicly traded businesses and other organizations.
Learn more about the Bank’s diversity and inclusion mission.