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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

ABA is committed to helping banks of all sizes build diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces that best represent the communities they serve. Our members have access to training, industry leading practices and other dedicated resources to help them achieve their DEI goals.

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ABA strives to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization and to support our members in developing their DEI leadership and proficiencies. We identify and remove barriers to equitable access and development; respect and value individual differences, experiences, and perspectives; and sustain employee engagement through inclusion.


The 2023 ABA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards

The inaugural ABA DEI Awards honor and recognize ABA member banks for their internal-facing programs, initiatives and activities focused on improving diversity, equity and inclusion for their workforces.

Related Training & Events

  • ABA Experts Webinar: What You Need to Know about the CRA Final Rule

    Recorded Webinar | November 3, 2023

    The federal banking agencies have finalized the long-awaited overhaul of regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act. The new rule aims to reflect the digital delivery of financial products and services and enhance economic opportunity for low-and moderate-income individuals and communities. It also has strategic implications for banks that may affect your growth strategy and expansion into new markets.

  • ESG-Conscious Capitalism: Implications and Strategies for Bankers

    Recorded Webinar | November 9, 2023

    During this webinar, you will gain insights into environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices.

  • MDI Partnership Summit

    Conference | October 19, 2023

    October 19, 2023 | Washington, DC Minority Depository Institution Partnership Summits are designed to bring midsize & regional banks together with MDIs to better serve communities of color, & low- to moderate-income communities across the country.

  • Incorporating Emotional Intelligence in Client Engagement

    Recorded Webinar | February 16, 2023

    Did you know that 85% of Americans are more likely to trust advisors that demonstrate emotional intelligence (EI)? In this webinar, you will learn what EI is, why clients prefer advisors who understand the human side of finance, and how to demonstrate and incorporate EI into your client engagements.

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Training for Bank Directors

Much is expected of bank boards today. Stay informed and stay ahead with 19 video courses covering critical functions, and fundamentals, of serving in these roles.

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Discover Inclusive Banking

CDFIs and MDIs are financial institutions with a mission to serve low- to moderate-income communities and ensure they receive the economic opportunities they need and deserve.

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Our Experts

Naomi Mercer

Naomi Mercer

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Catherine Nestrick

Cathy Nestrick

Vice President, Women's Leadership & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group

Provides input to guide ABA staff on the creation of future programming and advocacy issues concerning DEI.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Open Forum

A monthly forum for bankers to conduct peer-to-peer exchanges on DEI topics, challenges, and leading practices.