Diversity & Inclusion

Inspired by the power of perspectives

“We’re in a people business, inside and out.”
Bob James, Founder, Raymond James

From the beginning, Raymond James has focused on helping clients achieve and maintain financial well-being. But equally important is how we treat the people who serve those clients.

Intentionally building a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment is a natural extension of our values-based culture – the foundation upon which our company is built. Here, we strive to ensure everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected and heard so that you can fully contribute your unique talents for the benefit of clients, your career, our firm and our communities.

We not only believe this is the right thing to do, we are confident these principles will help us best serve clients, grow our firm and strengthen our communities.

Life at Raymond James

See what’s happening on our All Access careers blog, where you’ll find career advice, industry insights and a peek inside the life and culture at Raymond James.

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Social Responsibility

Since our humble beginnings, Raymond James founder and son, Bob and Tom James, believed that putting others first – from our clients to our neighbors – was the right thing to do.

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Five national networks are working to be the model of an inclusive environment through the work and participation of its leaders and members. Inclusion Networks are an avenue for us to share, learn and connect from each other. This means we continually shape an associate’s experience, raise awareness, build allies and support the business.


The Multicultural Inclusion Network is an advocate for supporting and building allies for underrepresented ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.


The Pride Inclusion Network is an advocate for supporting and building allies for the LGBTQ+ community.


The Veterans Inclusion Network is an advocate for supporting and building allies for those who have served/currently serve in the armed forces or military.


The Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is an advocate for supporting and building allies for women and women’s equality.


The Emerging Professionals Inclusion Network is an advocate for supporting and bridging generational differences.

Financial Advisor Business Networks

Network for Women Advisors

The Network for Women Advisors has grown from a grassroots effort to more than 1,100 successful women who are passionate about connecting with like-minded women in the industry, building relationships and growing their businesses with the full support of a firm that puts advisors first. From practice management seminars to coaching programs and more, it offers the resources that entrepreneurial advisors and their teams need to reach their potential.

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Black Financial Advisors Network

The Black Financial Advisors Network supports the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest black professionals in the financial services industry. They are also dedicated to helping you develop your career and grow your business with the support of accomplished advisors. Guided by a spirit of excellence and a client-first approach, the network is committed to contributing to the long-term success of black advisors and Raymond James.

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Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

INROADS Internships

INROADS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and placing talented, underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership. Raymond James has had a long and successful partnership with INROADS and provides internship opportunities for high-potential undergraduate minority students through the program. During the internships, participants are evaluated for continued sponsorship and potential long-term positions.

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Branch Apprenticeship Program

The Branch Apprenticeship Program aims to source and place talented, diverse interns in our Raymond James & Associates branches located throughout the country. The two-year program provides students an opportunity to work through a hands-on branch experience during a rigorous, 10-week curriculum with the goal of building mutually beneficial relationships while providing post-graduation opportunities and a talent pipeline for branch roles.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Raymond James values diversity and inclusion and treats all individuals with respect based on their merit. We are an equal opportunity employer and make all employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race; color; ancestry; national origin; citizenship; religious creed; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions); marital status; domestic partnership status; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; veteran status; military status; family care or medical leave status; age; physical or mental disability; medical condition; genetic information; or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, rule, ordinance or regulation.

Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce

Raymond James is part of the Florida Business for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW). This partnership reflects Raymond James’ commitment to an inclusive and diverse environment where differences are understood, respected and valued.

Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Index

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign publishes its Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Raymond James has received high marks since our debut on the list in 2008.