Minority and Women Outreach Program
The Office of Minority and Women Inclusion administers the FDIC's Minority and Women Outreach Program (MWOP).
The MWOP was established to ensure the inclusion, to the maximum extent possible, of minorities and women, and entities owned by minorities and women, including financial institutions, investment banking firms, underwriters, accountants, and providers of legal services, in contracts entered into by the FDIC.
The FDIC is committed to the inclusion of Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (MWOBs) and Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDBs) to compete and participate in the FDIC's contracting activities, asset purchasing and investing opportunities.
The FDIC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects its long standing support for the 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 MWOBs, MWO Investors, and MWOLF firms,
- Building and developing an 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