Search

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

In 2019, FIA unveiled a board-level Diversity Committee and an initiative to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in our industry. Diversity encompasses a range of human differences. All areas of diversity and inclusion deserve recognition in our industry.

FIA Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in 2019

Mission statement:
FIA recognizes the benefits that diversity and inclusion can bring to an organization. FIA is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion and will strive to encourage, support and celebrate the diverse voices both within the organization and the industry at large.

In March 2019, FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken unveiled a board-level Diversity Committee and an initiative to address the importance of diversity and inclusion in our industry.

The committee, chaired by board member Alicia Crighton from Goldman Sachs, includes senior representatives from FIA member firms, as well as FIA senior staff. Collectively, this group ensures the topic of diversity and inclusion stays on the agenda across events and board discussions and considers practical steps to foster a culture of inclusion in the industry.

The board remains committed to addressing the importance of diversity and inclusion in our industry. 2021 will see a continuation of FIA’s efforts over the past two years to promote diversity through its communications, conference programming, committee participation and other channels. FIA will also explore other ways of shining a light on emerging diverse talent. We believe it is important to work in partnership with the industry broadly and our members in particular to identify practical steps that can be taken to further this initiative.

Diverse Voices

  • Continue Reading

    Members of the derivatives community share personal stories of challenges and success and discuss areas of Diversity & Inclusion that need greater focus.

Related articles

  • 24 February 2021
    Black Americans who broke through barriers in finance
    CONTINUE READING
  • 10 February 2021
    'There is no lack of talent, only a lack of opportunity' - The Greenwood Project
  • 13 November 2020
    Now is the time to double down on diversity
    CONTINUE READING
  • 2 November 2020
    FIA, Chicago Fed host discussion on diversity in US financial sector
    CONTINUE READING
  • 11 February 2020
    FIA Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in 2019

Let us hear from you

  • Contact us

    what is your organisation doing in terms of diversity and inclusion? How can FIA partner with such programs or other existing networks to provide meaningful support? What topics would you like to see addressed by FIA on this issue?