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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Commissioner’s Message

The State of California has long championed diversity and fairness in the workplace. Here at the DFPI we are committed to implementing effective strategies for achieving real progress in diversity and inclusion outcomes. We are working to build a department that will become a “Destination Employer” for those seeking meaningful work in a highly professional environment that fosters belonging. As the state’s premiere financial services regulator, we aspire to model excellence for our licensed industries. I invite you to not only learn more about the DFPI’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives but to join us in developing guidance to assist the financial services sector achieve their goals in this area.

– Manuel P. Alvarez

About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DFPI

“California doesn’t succeed in spite of our diversity – our state succeeds because of it.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom, Jan. 18, 2019

California is a state of great diversity – in geography, racial and ethnic representation, sexual orientation and gender identity, professional experience, and disability status. The DFPI is committed to building a workforce that reflects our state’s rich diversity and increases representational equity through internal engagement and external outreach. This page highlights some of the DFPI’s efforts and initiatives.


DFPI Strategic Plan on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Coming Soon!


Profiles in Diversity – Coming Soon!


FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Please send questions or comments about diversity, equity, and inclusion at the DFPI to or contact the department’s Special Counsel on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at or (916) 576-4901.

Last updated: Sep 23, 2020 @ 3:43 pm