Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

PA Bankers Association is committed to a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace, as well as helping our members to achieve their diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) goals. To accomplish this, we share our very own DEI statement, along with various resources for our members outlined below. We will update these resources as needed, so please check back regularly to see what is new.


PA Bankers' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

We promote and encourage a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that values and supports all voices across our organization. We are committed to expanding access and opportunity and to eliminating barriers. We will promote DEI proficiency to our member banks. We will do this by providing resources to support our members so they may develop and meet sustainable DEI goals.

DEI Advisory Group 

To expand on our DEI efforts across the association and membership, we have created a DEI Advisory Group to support all DEI efforts moving forward. This new group, which formed in August, will support and advise the board and senior staff on the following items:
Establishing a sustainable DEI initiative for PA Bankers;
Ensuring a diverse and inclusive association board and organization;
Developing/facilitating DEI training for our members;
Developing, expanding and evaluating potential resources and partnerships that support our members’ recruitment, retention and advancement efforts;
Developing supplier diversity partnerships or resources to assist members with their supplier diversity efforts;
Evaluate metrics used to measure DEI efforts across the entire organization; and 
Other efforts and initiatives as needed. 

This group includes the current chairs (or their designee) of the Women in Banking and Emerging Leaders Committees, select banker representatives with diverse backgrounds, as well as others from outside of the organization with direct involvement in diversity & inclusion efforts within their organizations.

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Contact:
Michelle Staton
Sr. Vice President, Finance & Operations
(717) 255-6923
mstaton@pabankers.com

Sample Diversity and Inclusion Scorecard


Questions for Members to Consider for Their Specific Institutions
  • Can you develop a Diversity and Inclusion statement, or do you already have one?
  • Are you monitoring and reporting your bank’s progress to the management team and to the board?
  • Do you have an internal group or committee that meets regularly to review diversity and inclusion matters?
  • Is your board diverse?
  • Have you completed a diversity self-assessment (FDIC, Federal Reserve, etc.)?
  • Do you have a plan that you are prepared to implement if you were to receive supervisory oversight?

PA Bankers Diversity and Inclusion Training
  • Please check back for additional training events.

Diversity and Inclusion Studies and Other Resources

Regulators’ Diversity Self-Assessments