The Updated Economic and Business Case for DEI in Banking

Human Resources & Staff Training

If the financial services industry is to truly earn the unabridged trust and respect of all segments of our society, banks must be as diverse as the communities in which they operate and serve. In this session, participants will learn why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives are paramount to their institution’s long-term success and viability. An extensive body of research suggests that the brands that excel at DEI are higher performing companies measured by business, financial and talent outcomes. 

Who Should Attend: Senior Leaders, Hiring Managers, Human Resource Executives, DEI Leaders, Organizational Development and Culture Leaders

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how If racial inequities were closed today, we could see $5 trillion of additional GDP over the next 5 years, or an average add of 0.35 percentage points added to U.S. GDP growth per year.
  • Uncover the full spectrum of robust research from global management consulting firms that link superior business outcomes tied to strategic investments in DEI policies, practices and programs.
  • Improve your understanding of how the fostering of an inclusive corporate culture leads to better talent outcomes and diverse representation at the senior leadership level.  


Francis Janes
Industry Relationships and Partnerships Director
Beneficial State Foundation
Francis partners with banks and banking associations so that financial institutions can incorporate greater social and environmental impact into their strategic plans. In addition, Francis is a subject matter expert on the topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). Francis leads the planning and implementation of DEIB at Beneficial State Foundation and Bank. Prior to working at Beneficial State, Francis worked for 10 years in the financial services sector in a variety of management roles. At Beneficial State Bank, Francis served as Vice President Relationship Officer in the Seattle market. Prior to serving in the financial services sector, Francis was the Chef/Owner of Café Ambrosia – an award winning, upscale, farm to table, vegetarian themed restaurant in Seattle.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Web Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $395 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $395 $0

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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