Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity makes us stronger—and helps ensure our success.

"FINRA is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Our goal is to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique talents to help FINRA carry out its mission."

Richard G. Ketchum
FINRA Chairman and CEO

At FINRA, we're committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Our goal is to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to thrive and contribute their unique talents to our organization. Why? Because our diversity—meaning our backgrounds, education, cultures, thinking styles and unique perspectives—is a driving force behind our ability to effectively carry out FINRA's mission of investor protection and market integrity.

When we work together, we're stronger. And each of us is responsible for making that happen. Building an inclusive culture means taking the time to consider and appreciate each other's differences. This is important for everyone at FINRA—regardless of job function or level. Our combined abilities and backgrounds are what make FINRA strong

We believe diversity is about more than our visible differences. It's also about:

  • Inclusion
  • Flexibility
  • Competitive Advantage
  • Mutual Respect
  • Talent
  • Understanding
  • Opportunities

Learn more about FINRA's diversity and inclusion program, including our:

FINRA’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives


  • Award-winning Diversity Leadership Council formed in 2009
  • Annual Diversity Summit launched in 2013
  • Two formal mentoring programs
  • More than 20 executive Diversity Dialogues
  • Award-winning Employee Resource Group program
  • Eight organization-wide ERGs
  • 33 percent of employees participate in on or more ERGs