Diversity and inclusion are important at the SEC. Our efforts to promote diversity, inclusion and opportunity include building and maintaining a diverse workforce, cultivating an inclusive work environment, and fostering diversity in our network of suppliers and in the regulated entities we oversee. These efforts are led by our Office of Minority and Women Inclusion.
Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan covers Fiscal Years 2020-2022 and serves as a framework for our continued efforts in promoting workforce diversity, inclusion and opportunity, as well as supplier diversity. It includes measurable actions that are designed to help fully integrate diversity, inclusion and opportunity in the strategic decision-making of the agency, enhance organizational effectiveness, and meet future challenges.
GOALS OF THIS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STRATEGIC PLAN
This Plan sets forth five overarching goals in support of diversity and inclusion:
GOAL 1: Demonstrate leadership commitment and accountability
Demonstrate leadership commitment and accountability through agency policy, messaging, and behavior that advances diversity and inclusion goals and objectives.
GOAL 2: Foster a connected culture
Cultivate a supportive, welcoming, inclusive, and fair work environment that allows employees to feel connected to the agency’s mission and contribute to their full potential.
GOAL 3: Build a diverse talent pipeline
Pursue a comprehensive strategy to build and maintain a high-performing workforce drawn from all segments of American society.
GOAL 4: Leverage diversity and inclusion for mission effectiveness
Use SEC resources and services in a manner that reflects diversity of investors and businesses.
GOAL 5: Promote business diversity with SEC stakeholders
Advance diversity and inclusion in the SEC supplier base and with entities regulated by the SEC.
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. answered questions during a fireside chat with Chairman Jay Clayton and Glenn Hutchins, Chair of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, during an African American History Month event at the SEC.
The SEC’s Hispanic and Latino Opportunity, Leadership, and Advocacy Committee hosted an Hispanic Heritage Month event with former SEC Commissioners Troy Paredes and Roel Campos discussing their Hispanic heritage and experiences in public service.
Robert A. Marchman, Senior Policy Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion-OMWI, will participate on a DEI Best Practices panel hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Alumni Speaker Series: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Legal Profession (cvent.com)
June 22, 2022
OMWI hosted a SEC Careers Information Session. This virtual session provided insights into the daily operations of the Division of Corporation Finance, highlighted upcoming job opportunities, and featured a panel of current attorneys and accountants discussing their experiences. Division of Corporate Finance Director, Renee Jones, provided opening remarks at the event.
June 8, 2022
The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion hosted a meeting with its minority partner organizations to discuss OMWI priorities and ways to enhance collaborative efforts as well as introduce to participants members of the SEC’s senior management team.
June 2, 2022
The SEC’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) hosted a webinar to kick-off the diversity self-assessment for entities regulated by the SEC 2022 collection. The webinar included a fireside chat with Chair Gensler about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry.
Diversity Self-Assessment for Entities Regulated by the SEC – 2022 Kickoff Tickets, Mon, May 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite
May 23, 2022
Modified: June 21, 2022