Communities nationwide celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month every fall, highlighting the history, achievements, and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx individuals while recognizing the challenges they face. As President John Williams previously emphasized, diversity and inclusion is a priority at the New York Fed. This year, the New York Fed celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through events, work products, and social media campaigns.
Every year in June, Pride Month celebrations around the world represent an opportunity to acknowledge the progress the LGBTQ community has made in achieving equality, and to recognize the work that remains. This year, the New York Fed marked Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in a number of ways.
On Tuesday, June 25, New York Fed President John Williams spoke at the OPEN Finance Forum about diversity and inclusion.
At the end of April, the New York Fed hosted an economic education event for about 50 middle and high school students from Black Girls Code, a nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing the number of women of color in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math).