Virtual Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion in the Independent Financial Services Industry

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us for Part 3 of our Diversity & Inclusion series as we dive deeper into the current environment and how you can better position yourself and your company for success in the diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) space. Hear from HR experts and your fellow colleagues to gain further insight into their experiences and what their organizations are doing to help promote these initiatives.

In groups, we’ll discussion questions such as:

– What are the most pressing D&I challenges in our industry? In your firm?
– Does your firm have a D&I strategy?
– What does success look like?
– How are we holding ourselves accountable?
– How can we keep the momentum going?

This is part three of our Diversity & Inclusion educational series designed to foster conversations, inspire change and develop inclusive cultures among our members. Visit our Events Calendar for more details on these and other upcoming events.


Brian Fishbone

Global Educator and Community Builder

Brian Fishbone is passionate about education and community building, which he uses to advance diverse representation and cultivate inclusion, equity, and belonging in the workplace. Brian’s most recent experience was serving as the first Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging for self-driving car company Cruise Automation, where he developed a multi-year strategic plan for building and retaining diverse teams, ensuring equity and inclusion, and creating a culture of belonging. The plan delivered customized reporting solutions for measuring and analyzing optional self-identification data, more innovative sourcing of underrepresented minority talent, strategic evolution of employee resource groups, and more equitable professional development and performance evaluation processes.

Prior to Cruise, Brian served as Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the financial services firm Vanguard, where he helped build and sustain the company’s employee resources group program across the globe, developed practical resources for more inclusive leadership, partnered with key stakeholders across all HR functions to mitigate unconscious bias in people processes, and partnered with colleagues to develop and deliver anti-racism training. In addition, Brian has extensive experience in corporate learning and university teaching and holds an MBA in human resources management.

Outside of work, Brian enjoys learning about new cultures with his husband Jon. He has visited more than 40 countries on 6 continents, taught English as a Second Language in Korea, and studied abroad in Spain and Argentina.

Registration Fees

Registration TypeFee
FSI Firm MemberComplimentary