As a global organization, we foster inclusion and belonging within Jefferies, in the marketplace and in our communities. Our primary vehicles for community engagement are our Employee Resource Groups and inclusion-focused charitable organizations.

Employee Resource Groups

Our eight Employee Resource Groups were founded on the core pillars of recruiting, retaining and empowering diverse employees, and promoting community outreach and engagement. Participation in each group is open to all of our employees globally.

J-AsiaDedicated to celebrating, building and maintaining a diverse and multicultural community for all employees of Asian heritage and allies.
JEFAbilitiesFosters an inclusive workplace environment where individuals with disabilities and neurodiversity can reach their full potential. We strive to be aware of and accommodate challenges faced by our colleagues, including caregivers.
JEMSJefferies Ethnic Minority Society, established in London, promotes ethnic diversity initiatives in EMEA.
jMosaic+Dedicated to fostering an inclusive and open environment for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies.
NextGenJefferies NextGen Advisory Council serves as a voice for the analyst and associate communities—helping to educate, retain, and elevate emerging firm leaders.
J-NOBLEJefferies Network of Black and Latino Employees fosters an inclusive, diverse and equitable working environment with a focus on Black and Latino employee-partners.
jVETSJefferies Veterans Network works strategically and collectively to recruit, develop, promote and retain veterans.
jWINJefferies Women’s Initiative Network works and invests to recruit, retain and advance women.

Key Highlights

Jefferies’ LinkedIn and Instagram regularly feature DE&I-related posts celebrating both internal and client cultural events, spotlighting employees and promoting recruiting initiatives. We invite you to follow us on social media to stay abreast of our community engagement and cultural highlights.

J-Asia Annual AANPI Heritage Month Event

Since launching in May 2021, J-Asia has hosted 50+ impactful firmwide and client-partner events globally and raised over $600,000 in NYC alone, including proudly funding the first and only NYC Chinatown’s Small Business Innovation lab, which has quickly become a key cultural and business gathering point and will be available for generations to come.

In 2024, we are partnering with TAAF (The Asian American Foundation) to celebrate and honor Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month and invite you to donate to help NYC’s local Asian community through Welcome to Chinatown and TAAF’s New York grantee partners. To learn more, click here

Look at the 2023 event recap here.

Charitable Partnerships

Jefferies works with leading inclusion-focused charitable organizations including those below. In so doing, we continuously strive to foster an inclusive workplace for current and future employees.