Diversity & Inclusion

United by a passion for excellence.

At Raymond James, we understand that our greatest opportunities arise from a melding of diverse individuals, perspectives and backgrounds. That’s why we seek out capable, committed professionals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status. By valuing, embracing and harmonizing our differences, Raymond James associates can better serve our clients – while enhancing their own careers.

Why Raymond James?

Our associates are more than the heart and soul of our firm - they're the key to its continued success.

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Department Descriptions

Learn about the different areas and opportunities within our firm.

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Our Commitment

Raymond James’ commitment to diversity starts at the top and extends firmwide – not only because it is part of our cultural DNA, but because we believe it strengthens our ability to do business and provide outstanding service to our clients. This commitment enables us to successfully embrace the diverse clients we serve and capitalize on the talents of all our associates. We are dedicated to an inclusive environment where differences are understood, respected and valued.

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Diversity Programs

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.

In 2014, Raymond James was recognized as an "outstanding partner in leadership, development and community," and was also named one of the leading partners in the Tampa market, hosting more than 10 INROADs interns over the summer.

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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.


Employee Resource Groups

Our employee resource groups provide resources for the associates they represent, a forum for raising awareness and fostering improvement, and opportunities for networking and mentoring. Our executive leadership team is actively involved by serving as sponsors and mentors. These groups include:

Women’s Interactive Network

The Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) provides resources and opportunities to support women’s leadership and professional development to enhance their careers at Raymond James.

LGBTA Pride Network

The LGBTA Pride Network is committed to providing our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender associates, along with their allies, with the support and resources they need to grow and excel at Raymond James. Further, it is a medium for promoting tolerance in the workplace and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, as well as contributing to the productivity and profitability of the firm.

African Heritage Network

The African Heritage Network (AHN) is a key advocate for education, professional development and community outreach at Raymond James.

AHN works to facilitate the professional advancement of associates of African lineage. By doing so, it hopes to increase diversity, expand opportunity and improve productivity in ways that support the firm’s overall business objectives.

Young Professionals Network

The Young Professionals Network (YPN) is dedicated to helping Raymond James’ young associates expand their professional networks, facilitating opportunities for career enhancement and development, and providing a forum for identifying and addressing many of the unique issues affecting the firm’s young professionals.

Hispanic Network

The Hispanic Network creates a positive environment that fosters professional development for all Raymond James associates, raises understanding and awareness of Hispanic culture, and contributes to our company’s business success by attracting and retaining Hispanic/Latino professionals.

Veterans Network

The Veterans Network is a key advocate for education, professional development and community outreach at Raymond James. The Veterans Network invites all associates to participate in networking events with other veterans in the firm and provides volunteer opportunities with service organizations in the community.


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.