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Most Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives focus on hiring a diverse workforce and ensuring they feel included, supported, and able to bring their authentic selves to work. Three in four Americans are stressed about their finances, with people of color disproportionately affected, largely due to massive wealth gaps and pay inequities. These money woes don’t end when employees punch into work. Financial insecurity is a major burden and source of exclusion for underrepresented people in the workplace.

For example, white families on average have 8X the wealth of Black families and 5X the wealth of Hispanic families, and Black college students graduate with $7,400 more student loan debt than their white peers—a gap that triples to $25,000 in the years following graduation. And the pay gap between women and men is well documented.

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