New York Fed Web Series on Culture: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

March 01, 2021

As part of its initiative to spur reform of culture and conduct in the financial services industry and encourage the industry to raise standards, the Bank is hosting a series of web events. Our recent webinar focused on the links between Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Culture. Panelists explored questions related to how and why norms and biases change, the role of leaders and institutions in driving that change, and why motivations matter. The topics of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are central to reforming financial sector culture as well as having wide-ranging consequences on society.

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Web Series on Culture: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Culture

How Engaging Certain Individuals Can Change Culture for Everyone

Event Details

Date & Time
March 1, 2021
9:00am EST – 10:00am EST


The event was open to the public and the media. All remarks were on-the-record and the event was recorded.

9:00am-9:05am Opening Remarks

John C. Williams, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
9:05am-10:00am Panel: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Moderator: Theresa Torres, Chief DEI Officer, New York Fed

Erika Irish Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, Goldman Sachs

Lasana Harris, Senior Lecturer in the UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Betsy Levy Paluck, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University


Partnerships in Building Ethical Norms
Trust and Decision Making (including additional footage of a post-event conversation)


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