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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Diversity and Inclusion


Beatty on Diversity and Inclusion

I am proud to serve as the first-ever Chair of the Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion. As Chair, my goal is to bring diversity and inclusion to the forefront of the conversation on how to make the financial services industry and all industries work for every American. Diversity and inclusion must become part of the overall fabric of the companies and industries that are the engines of our economy. The evidence is irrefutable that diversity and inclusion are good for the bottom line.

Women and minorities have made great strides throughout our country’s history, yet much more needs to be done to address the social, economic, and political disparities that still exist today. These disparities are institutional, and only by naming them and addressing them systematically will we be able to eliminate them.

Highlights of Beatty Work on Diversity and Inclusion

  • Chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Author of the Ensuring Diverse Leadership Act to provide more opportunities for woman and minorities at the highest levels of the Federal Reserve.
  • Original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the wage gap.
  • Supports reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and funding for VAWA programs.

Read more below, or please contact my office for more information concerning my work and views on Women’s Issues.

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Sep 15, 2020 Announcements
We must act on COVID-19, the economic crisis, and systemic racism.
Sep 8, 2020 Press Release
Hearing comes on the heels of White House’s move to ban federal employee diversity trainings
Sep 8, 2020 News Articles
A House committee led by women called on the country’s top financial regulators to include more females and minorities in the workforce.
Aug 29, 2020 News Articles
Dozens of Ohioans made their voices heard at Friday’s March on Washington.
Aug 28, 2020 Press Release
Joins Martin Luther King, III, Rev. Al Sharpton, Members of Congress, and numerous civil rights leaders to mark the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Aug 28, 2020 News Articles
Fifty-seven years ago Friday, women were on the sidelines during the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech — and the civil rights movement overall, U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty said.
Aug 28, 2020 News Articles
Thousands seeking criminal justice reform gathered at the National Mall on Friday under the rallying cry "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," a reference to the manner in which George Floyd was killed while in police custody in May and reminiscent of the 1963 March on Washington.
Aug 28, 2020 News Articles
Joined by other members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which bans police officers from using chokeholds and no-knock warrants. The bill has already passed the House.
Aug 28, 2020 News Articles
Taking the stage at a rally Friday commemorating the 1963 March on Washington, Columbus congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) emphasized the need for police accountability legislation.
Aug 28, 2020 News Articles
On August 28, 2020 Congresswoman Joyce Beatty spoke to the nation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the 57th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington.