In November 2020, VBA and the American Bankers Association partnered to launch their first-ever virtual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for bankers nationwide. This event was an important part of continuing a meaningful dialogue on fostering positive change in the industry. The value-packed program will help bankers cultivate a network of peers to share DEI leading practices and explore new opportunities and initiatives for their own institutions. The goal? To equip bankers all over the country with tools to mitigate systemic biases and foster greater inclusion for those disadvantaged by age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender or other identity factors.