Minority and Women Outreach Program
The FDIC recognizes the strength that comes from the experiences of a diverse set of partners. The Corporation is committed to the equitable participation of underrepresented groups, including minorities and women, to ensure that all groups have the opportunity to compete for FDIC contracting and asset purchasing and investing opportunities. The FDIC's commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to all organizations within the FDIC.
Our dedication to this mission is demonstrated in the FDIC's Minority and Women Owned Business (MWOB), Minority and Women Owned Investor (MWO Investors), Minority Depository Institution (MDI), and Minority and Women Owned Law Firm (MWOLF) programs, policies, and initiatives. Specifically, we are committed to:
- Expanding outreach activities to be more inclusive of MWOB, MWO Investors, and MWOLF firms,
- Building and developing awareness of contracting, MDI, and asset purchasing and investing opportunities,
- Enhancing the selection process, within existing guidelines, to increase MWOB and MWOLF participation,
- Monitoring progress and establishing accountability within the contracting and asset purchasing and investing processes.
Minority and Women Owned Businesses
(MWOB) Firms which are at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more minorities or women. Vendors can participate either as primes, subcontractors, joint venture or teaming partners.
Minority and Women Law Firms
(MWOLFs) Owned are at least 51% owned and controlled, through day-to-day management by minorities and/or women.
Minority and Women Owned Investors
(MWO Investors) To ensure a diversity of participation, the FDIC welcomes and strongly encourages MWO Investors and Asset Managers to participate in bidding on portfolios of loans and other assets under FDIC structured sales and other loan/real estate/asset sales opportunities.