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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

Diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) is the eighth and newest cooperative principle for credit unions. Here at Vizo Financial, we are committed to fighting against systemic oppression and racism, and to being advocates for social and economic justice for credit union members in the United States and around the world.

Vizo Financial will continue to uphold DEI in the way it conducts business and in our interactions with employees, members and communities. We are committed to actions that create real, meaningful, transformative and sustained change by engaging in activities that support all peoples and build an inclusive workplace. Vizo Financial will actively support and partner with organizations that work for social justice and financial democracy within the credit union movement, and that are representative of people of color. We want everyone we work with to feel that they belong.

Vizo Financial DEI Vision Statement

Everyone who works for and with Vizo Financial will be respected and accepted for who they are – especially those from under-represented groups. We will lead the industry with strategic partnerships and a workforce of diverse perspectives that is realizing its fullest potential and providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of credit unions.

For Vizo Financial to successfully fulfill this vision and lead the industry, we will strive to hire, retain and equitably promote a diverse workforce across all leadership levels that represents our member base and the communities we serve.

DEI Days of Recognition

After surveying our staff, we created a 2023 Diversity Calendar that recognizes and celebrates the diversity represented by our Vizo Financial team throughout the year. These days may vary for your staff and membership. However, these are the cultural and religious days we recognize with our Vizo Financial team this month!

October 2023

  • Global Diversity Awareness Month
  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Filipino American Heritage Month
  • German American Heritage Month
  • Italian American Heritage Month
  • Polish American Heritage Month
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • LGBTQIA History Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • October 2 – International Day of Nonviolence
  • October 7-8 – Simchat Torah
  • October 9 – Columbus Day & Indigenous Peoples' Day
  • October 10 – World Mental Health Day
  • October 11 – National Coming Out Day (LGBTQIA+)
  • October 15 – White Cane Safety Day
  • October 18 – International Pronouns Day
  • October 19 – International Credit Union Day
  • October 19 – LGBTQIA+ Spirit Day
  • October 22 – International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • October 28 – Make a Difference Day
  • October 31 – November 2 – Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

DEI Articles: Perspectives

Our internal team of DEI Champions publish a monthly newsletter, called Perspectives, where cultural days of recognition and important DEI principles are discussed. Check out our recent lead articles!