Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

 

Creating and nurturing a progressive force of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and our industry.

We are committed to and accountable for creating and nurturing a progressive force of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization and our industry. The values we hold and demonstrate affect how we interact with the clients we serve, the participants that depend upon us, and in the communities where we live and work. We believe that to help our clients create and maintain the best possible retirement plan for their participants, we as an organization must recognize, understand, support, and leverage the differences that make each of us unique and valuable. By seeking diverse perspectives and experiences that come from gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, culture, socioeconomic background, and experience, we are better able to understand the unique perspectives and needs that will empower our clients to make smart investment decisions surrounding their retirement plans.

At Multnomah Group:

  • We acknowledge that we are part of an industry where women and people of color are under-represented. We are committed to driving change in our industry. By regularly assessing our hiring practices and performance review procedures and processes to attract, retain, and develop talented team members from diverse backgrounds, we will hold ourselves accountable for our commitment to drive change within our company and our industry.
  • We will cultivate cultural competencies through continued work and education of self-awareness, developing social skills and behaviors around diversity, and gaining the ability to advocate for others.
  • We will recognize and respect diversity through our words and actions in all contexts.
  • We will foster and maintain a safe environment of respect and inclusion for our team and clients, ensuring everyone is being heard.
DEI Notes
From Our Forward Thinking Blog

June 2022
Being present in the moment and recognizing the continued struggle for equality through education and discussion is how our organization is celebrating Juneteenth this year. We shared with our team a video from the National Museum of African American History and Culture talking about Juneteenth and how it has grown and evolved in its traditions, education, and messaging. We encourage you to take a few minutes and learn more too -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfwhFF95Ois

May 2022
In honor of Memorial Day this month, our DEI Committee wanted to share the story of the women of “Six Triple Eight.” The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only African-American women’s unit to serve overseas during World War II. In poor working and living conditions, they achieved unprecedented success and efficiency in solving the military’s postal problems during the war. The women of the 6888th were the subject of some hostility by both white and black male soldiers who resented the fact that black women were allowed in the Army. Despite this, the women believed in their motto, “No mail, low morale,” providing essential support for the U.S. military service members and their loved ones back home. Learn more about the Six Triple Eight and their journey here. 

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Diverse Asset Managers Initiative Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Associaton (DCIAA) McKinsey, "How Inclusion Matters" CFA Institute
Urban League of Portland Partners in Diversity    

Our DEI Committee