Stand Up and Be Counted!
Complete the NCUA's Diversity Self-Assessment
A recent article in Credit Union Journal reported that only 81 credit unions, about 1.5% of all credit unions system-wide, completed the NCUA's Annual Diversity Self-Assessment last year. If you haven't yet completed this year's survey, please take a few moments in the weeks ahead to complete the survey, which is due December 31, 2019.
The survey - brief and easy to complete - is a tool to help credit unions assess their existing diversity and inclusion practices and identify opportunities for implementing diversity best practices. The NCUA's Office of Minority and Women Inclusion aggregates the data and only shares the results anonymously, using the data to monitor progress in industry diversity, equity and inclusion.
Community development credit unions, with their commitment to financial inclusion, are our industry's best examples of diversity and inclusion. Stand up and be counted! The Inclusiv network of credit unions serves as a model for all credit unions interested in building leadership and membership that reflects our country's increasingly diverse communities.
Monica Davy, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, pictured at left, participated with Maurice Smith and other industry advocates in a diversity panel at the Inclusiv Conference in Los Angeles, CA last month. Maurice Smith, CEO of Local Government FCU and Civic FCU, has promoted the addition of diversity, equality and inclusion as an eighth principle to the existing 7 cooperative principles that guide credit unions.
Interested in learning more? Join Monica Davy, Inclusiv CEO, Cathie Mahon, and other Inclusion experts at the NCUA's first-ever Credit Union Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Alexandria, VA. Register for the one day event at ncua.gov.
A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is an opportunity to advance economic justice in the communities we serve. Share your credit union's commitment to financial inclusion. Download the social media posts below.