Inclusion, Intentionality, and Teamwork.

At SMBC, we emphasize intentionality in our inclusion and diversity efforts. We strive to cultivate an inclusive work environment where each employee feels proud to be their authentic selves, bring their personal uniqueness, and progress toward their full potential. With this goal in mind, we have implemented initiatives that help attract and retain a workforce of experienced professionals and inspire a corporate culture that derives strength from diversity of thought.

Enterprise Resource Groups and Community Partnerships

Enterprise Resource Groups and Community Partnerships

Black Organization for Leadership & Development

Our Black Organization for Leadership and Development’s (BOLD) mission is to support an inclusive work environment by sharing the cultures, experiences, talents, skills, and perspectives of the innately diverse Black/African-American communities with all of SMBC . BOLD will provide educational and professional developmental opportunities to its members and other SMBC employees.


Future Leaders Incubator

Future Leaders Incubator’s (FLI) mission is to bridge the gap between generations, provide a platform for employees to develop and showcase skills, give back to the communities that support it, and serve as a conduit of knowledge and innovation.


NIJI Pride

The mission of NIJI Pride, our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Supporter/Ally (LGBTA) inclusion network, is to create an open and welcoming workplace for all SMBC employees, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The network’s goal is to help foster an environment that allows everyone to reach their full potential and allows SMBC to demonstrate its vision of inclusion and diversity both internally and externally.



UNIQUE’s mission is to integrate the disability community into SMBC’s culture through awareness, support, and advocacy. UNIQUE provides support to employees and builds awareness of visible and invisible disabilities across the organization, improves the employee experience by creating an emotionally intelligent culture, creates a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and recommends suggestions for accommodations and access for all employees.


Veterans Enhancing Talent and Success

Our Veterans Enhancing Talent & Success group’s (VETS) mission is to be a key resource for all veteran-related issues and initiatives. VETS helps to foster inclusion and diversity among the military veteran community within SMBC. VETS works closely with our HR Talent Acquisition team and external partners to assist veterans who are transitioning into the workforce and helps to enhance SMBC’s reputation among the external veteran community and financial services industry.


Women's Inclusion Network

Our Women’s Inclusion Network’s (WIN) mission is to play a key role in SMBC’s growth by helping our firm to maximize the diverse strengths and skills of our employees. WIN works to create a positive environment for women and to cultivate talented professionals for leadership roles. While WIN is targeted to women, as an inclusive network, it supports all employees in reaching their full career potential.


For more than 50 years, Catalyst has firmly believed that women must achieve parity with men in opportunity, leadership, and pay in the workplace, or risk being marginalized in every other arena. The group’s Catalyst for Change events span the globe, addressing topics vital to women in the workplace.  Learn More


Financial Women's Association

SMBC is proud to be a President’s Circle sponsor for the Financial Women’s Association, which brings together high-achieving professionals from every sector of the financial industry. FWA is dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. In this vital work, FWA is fortunate to have the partnership of prestigious institutions, government agencies, and talented individuals. Learn More


Tri-State Diversity Council

SMBC is a proud Silver partner of the Tri-State Diversity Council (TSDC) in their efforts to promote the importance of diversity and inclusion efforts within the workplace and community. The TSDC is committed to enhancing the appreciation for and understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion within various organizations and industries.  Learn More