The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) is an industry initiative created to help the financial services industry develop and sustain an inclusive workforce. The CIFS was initially formed to address the requirements of Section 342 of The Dodd-Frank Act that relate to supplier utilization, women, and minorities in senior leadership roles. To address the fundamental challenges that inadvertently create exclusionary practices which limit access to all groups, The CIFS develops tools, training, certifications and sourcing vehicles for organizations across all financially related industry verticals. The advisory board of The CIFS exists to facilitate rapid industry change and create forward movement by bridging the gap between the various diversity and inclusion initiatives within the financial services industry.
The Council for Inclusion in Financial Services (CIFS) was created to help the financial services industry create an inclusive workforce, as it relates to supplier utilization and women and minorities in senior leadership roles, following the proposed standards in Section-342 of The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
CIFS will rapidly introduce tools to the financial services industry, which are specifically designed to address the fundamental challenges that inadvertently create exclusionary practices due to limited access to all groups. Through the use of technology, analytics, training and collaboration with all stakeholders the CIFS will achieve its’ goals and deliver best in class solutions.
CIFS is governed by an independent and non-partisan board of leaders across a variety of industries dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.