FHLBank System DEI Report

Together with the FHLBank System and FHLBanks Office of Finance, this report highlights the human impact that our mission and work has on the communities, businesses, and people we support every day.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The diversity present in our workforce and community makes us a stronger Bank – not only for our employees and partners, but for our members.

In our minds, diversity, equity and inclusion just makes sense. We know that when we combine our unique and different perspectives and backgrounds, great things happen. At FHLB Des Moines, we believe various cultures, thoughts, ideas and solutions deepen our insights and ultimately help us provide exceptional service to our members and community partners.

Board of Directors Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (the Bank) is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among the Bank’s leadership, employees, directors, broker dealers and suppliers.  

Board actions include:

  • Enhancing and sustaining diverse representation within our Board through an election process that encourages and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion for all open board positions
  • Providing oversight to the Bank’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs
  • Ensuring and exercising appropriate management “tone at the top” 
  • Setting strategic goals to promote greater inclusion of diverse populations in employment, financial transactions and contracting opportunities in service to our members, broker dealers and suppliers

Together, these efforts reflect our mission-driven focus to be a trusted partner for our members while strengthening communities.

Videos on Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing Diversity at FHLB Des Moines

Valuing Diversity at FHLB Des Moines

Jo Wolder on Diversity and Inclusion

Jo Wolder on Diversity and Inclusion

Valuing Diversity