Equality is an integrated principle of the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA). The MBA promotes a culture of respect for all individuals, believing the keys to empowerment for our members and the communities they serve are:

  • Celebrating diversity
  • Promoting inclusiveness
  • Advancing access to financial services

Events & Webinars

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit
November 6

ABA and the Virginia Bankers Association will hold their first-ever joint Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit on Friday, Nov. 6. This virtual gathering, sponsored by Ncontracts, is part of a continuing conversation about fostering diversity and inclusion in the banking industry.

The event will bring bank leaders, industry professionals and DEI practitioners together to network and discuss new developments related to DEI. Sessions will address DEI issues through a series of live panel discussions and focused learning during breakout sessions.
Learn more and register.

Previous Discussions

MBA Service Corporation Endorsed Partner DE&I Roundtable
October 7th - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

Join us for a morning of thoughtful discussion with fellow Human Resource, Diversity & Inclusion, and Talent professionals of all levels as we dive into a virtual roundtable discussion surrounded around diversity in the workplace. Attend this complimentary one-hour discussion, centered around the current state of affairs and how they are impacting the workplace. 

Managing the Stress & Discord of 2020 - Webinar
September 25
2020 has been an extraordinary year. COVID-19 fear, economic distress, heightened awareness of racial injustice. Fear, stress, unrest, resentment and conflicting views have stacked up to create high levels of tension, discord, and even anger in the workplace. Learn how employers can control the divisiveness to maintain an effective, civil workplace and understand where the legal hot spots are. We’ll also review what policies and practices help in times of tension.

Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matter Now Webinar

Hosted by FHLBank Indianapolis


November 13-19 is national Transgender Awareness Week. Take action around the issues impacting your community. Learn more at glaad.org.

ABA Expands DEI Team: ABA announced that it has hired Jasmine Cooper as its new VP for internal diversity, equity and inclusion. In this role, she will be responsible for ABA’s internal DEI strategy and will lead mentorship and sponsorship programs, diversity-related education and training for ABA employees and help shape workplace culture to further enhance inclusion. Cooper joins ABA from Steptoe and Johnson where she was the law firm’s senior manager of diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility. She joins Naomi Mercer, who was hired last year as SVP for DEI, and who is leads ABA's effort to help member banks develop and expand their DEI programs. “We believe in a diverse and inclusive workplace with a staff that is representative of the customers, clients and communities that our nation’s banks serve,” said ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols. “Jasmine’s expertise will help elevate our efforts to achieve best-in-class diversity, equity and inclusion practices as we continue to provide resources to guide and encourage our members’ DEI initiatives.” Read more.


View the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources