Commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion

At Edward Jones, we are building a place where everyone can feel like they belong.

The important work we do every day at Edward Jones to accelerate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) on all fronts is guided by our firm's purpose: to partner for positive impact to improve the lives of our clients and colleagues, and together, better our communities and society.

Different perspectives make for better business and diversity, equity and inclusion at Edward Jones is truly for everyone — regardless of background or circumstance. We each have a story and perspective to share that is not just encouraged here, but vital to the strengthening of our firm and improves our ability to serve our clients more successfully.

We strive to be a place of belonging at Edward Jones where our systems and processes embed diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our firm, and where individuals are respected, valued and met with the necessary resources to reach their individual potential. We are excited about our recent progress, through our DEI efforts, to build a place where we can all bring our authentic selves:

  1. We set ambitious talent representation goals to increase the number of people of color and women among our leadership and financial advisors in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2025.
  2. We are proud of our work to open all 12 associate-led business resource affinity groups to all employees across our firm. They invite input from a broad range of perspectives to contribute to our DEI objectives in key areas like attraction, retention, development and community engagement.
  3. We are inspired by our newly expanded allyship training and the relaunch of our mentorship program to include those in our regions and home offices. Because we know that when we come together as a trusting and authentic community, we feel more connected to one another, to our firm and to our purpose and society.
  4. We have streamlined the process to engage local community organizations that celebrate and support underrepresented populations, while deepening connection, understanding and empathy with our clients and colleagues.
  5. We also recently hosted our second annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference where it was so special to see hundreds of colleagues from roles across the firm gathered to grow together, learn together, persevere together and nurture one another.

We continue to pave a bold path forward at Edward Jones and have set our north star for who we want to be as a firm. We’re not shying away from it. We're holding ourselves accountable to it.