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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Hub

SFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee provides a platform to engage, share, and learn from one another to help advance DEI initiatives, goals, and metrics.

The Mission of the SFA DEI Committee

Through education and advocacy, SFA’s DEI Committee exists to encourage and support industry efforts to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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Build Community

Create a community where industry participants share best practices, ideas & challenges so that we can learn make progress together

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Promote Change

Support practices that prioritize actionable results and accountability for sustainable workplace cultures of inclusion and belonging

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Enhance Access & Retention

Broaden recruitment channels and champion long-term success in the structured finance industry for people of color, women, and LGBTQ+

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Educate & Foster Awareness

Promote the value of tangible, visible & demonstrable diversity and strive to educate on how such diversity increases the industry’s ability to serve the real economy

Ways to Engage

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SFA DEI Toolkit

Our toolkit is a resource for all allies of diversity. Each quarter, industry thought leaders share best practices and diversity strategies that businesses, leaders, and individuals can use for their own DEI efforts.

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Listen & Learn

Explore our extensive collection of videos and podcasts covering an array of ideas & opinions, over a wide variety of topics in the diversity, equity & inclusion space.

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Speak Out

Your insights on DEI policies and practices gives us valuable input as we shape our industrywide DEI initiative. Have an idea for a contribution to our DEI toolkit? Have thoughts on how our industry can make an impact? Have a blog you’d like to submit for our toolkit? We want to hear from you!

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Join Us

We are stronger together. SFA’s DEI Committee is complimentary to join and open to all industry participants. By signing up for SFA’s DEI communications, you will be notified of the latest news, developments, and networking opportunities associated with the initiative.

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Conversation Starters

The Diversity Gap Podcast

“The Diversity Gap excels at educating listeners through a wide variety of guests, but then goes a step further by honing in on how listeners can turn this education into action and close diversity gaps in our professional and personal lives.” Tune into The Diversity Gap podcast by clicking the link below.

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Covell Adams


A Cold Civil War has engulfed the nation. After a deadly pandemic, shocking incidents of police brutality, a racial justice crisis, and the fall of a dangerous demagogue, America remains more divided than at any time in decades. At the heart of this national crisis is the fear of a darkening America—a country in which there is no longer a predominant white majority.

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Michael Bright


If you have a book, movie, podcast, or other piece you’d like to contribute, please add to our conversation by clicking here.

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Join SFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

SFA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is open to all industry participants, regardless of SFA membership status, and is complimentary to join. By signing up, you will be notified of the latest news, developments, and networking opportunities in conjunction with the initiative. Email to learn more.

Upcoming DEI Events


SFA’s 3rd Annual DEI Symposium

Glasshouse on the Park, New York
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee works closely with SFA leadership and serves an active role in shaping the goals, objectives, and priorities of SFA’s DEI initiative. Key focus areas will include aggregating best practices, conceptualizing engagement opportunities, and ultimately designing our industry’s “network of networks.”

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