Newsbytes Podcast: Steps to Enhancing Workforce Diversity at Banks


On the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, career banker and leadership coach Ditu Kasuyi joins Sara Reid, leader of ABA’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, plus co-hosts Evan Sparks and Shaun Kern to discuss why — and how — banks can enhance the diversity of their workforces. Reid explores the growing diversity of the country along multiple dimensions, and Kasuyi outlines some strategies banks can use to better engage the communities they serve. Part of the strategy, he says, is using networking programs and internships to introduce potential employees to the wide variety of careers in banking.

Kasuyi also discusses a recruiters’ reception that ABA and the Urban Financial Services Coalition will host at ABA’s offices on Jan. 17. Recruiters and HR professionals from banks in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., are welcome to attend. Click here to RSVP.

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In this episode:

Ditu Kasuyi
Corporate Advisory Board Member
Urban Financial Services Coalition

Sara Reid
Team Leader
ABA Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

Evan Sparks
Editor-in-Chief
ABA Banking Journal

Shaun Kern
Senior Counsel
ABA Office of Regulatory Policy