Boston Fed named an HRC ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ for 7th straight year
Bank receives score of 100 on Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has been named one of the Human Rights Campaign’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for the 7th straight year. The Bank received a score of 100 on the HRC Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, a highly cited benchmarking survey and report that measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
One way the Bank supports its LGBTQ community is through its employee resource group, A1-FACT, or Boston Fed Friends, Allies, Coming Together. The group helps employees network and build a supportive environment for LGBTQ talent and enhances the Bank’s standing as an employer of choice.
“A1-FACT means a great deal to me, as I’m a member of the transgender community,” said Kolton Godfrey, a law enforcement officer and co-chair of A1-FACT. “The Bank has a supportive group for me to participate in and rely on.”
Beyond A1-FACT, the Bank strives to strengthen its ability to achieve its mission by building a more inclusive environment and advancing diversity and equity throughout the workforce, said Senior Vice President and General Counsel Steven Wright.
"Diversity is an important strategic priority for the Boston Fed and a critically valuable resource in an organization. I’m incredibly proud our Bank has again received this honor from the HRC,” Wright said. “Beyond diversity, making a culture inclusive and equitable gives an organizational culture the power to do great things.”