Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A workplace culture where all associates feel respected, valued, heard and included
CoBank celebrates our people along with our differences, diverse backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, skills and our shared success. Understanding, appreciating and embracing our unique characteristics and strengths makes us a better organization and helps us serve our member-owners.
CoBank encourages open, candid communication, rewards the contributions of each individual and allows associates to maximize their potential. Our inclusive community allows our associates to come to work and feel like their differences contribute to business success and feel like they belong.
We work every day to build a safe and inclusive environment for all associates, our customer-owners and our partners. We hold our team members as accountable role models within the Farm Credit System and within the communities where we live and work.
Tom Halverson, CEO
CoBank has eight Associate Resource Groups, designed to elevate individual voices and ideas. The groups coordinate events, volunteer opportunities, and leverage guest speakers to present on important topics. Our ARGs are grounded in the bank’s mission of service to rural America, and we believe these organizations will help to empower and engage our associates and enhance ourselves as an innovative financial services organization.
- Pride (LGBTQ+)
- Young Professionals
Our commitment goes beyond the walls of CoBank. We are an accountable role model within our communities and encourage or peers, partners, customers, and associates to build upon our legacy of stewardship and continue to promote change for the common good.
The bank supports diversity, equity and inclusion across rural America in many ways.
- Membership in professional and civic organizations specifically targeted to diverse audiences
- Support for events that raise the profile of diverse groups within the industries we serve
- Charitable contributions to organizations working to provide education and career advancement opportunities for minorities
Our Corporate Citizenship program remains an active part of our commitment to community, diversity, equity, inclusion, and rural America.
It is CoBank’s policy to provide all associates and all qualified and eligible applicants equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.