Diversity Insight: You are welcome here

Spectra Credit Union sets the tone at the top and strives to deliver on diversity across all areas of the organization.

For Spectra Credit Union, diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a new initiative. In fact, Spectra CU’s team comprises 60% of people of color and 65% of women. With a diverse senior management team, DEI is at the forefront of the strategic decision-making process.

To ensure the credit union considers DEI at every level, Spectra’s HR director, Jennifer Young, is DEI certified by Cornell University and spearheads the credit union’s internal initiatives with the support of executive management. She ensures that Spectra CU’s hiring process, employee culture, policies and procedures reflect an overall commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Furthermore, in late 2021, we changed our name from NRL Federal Credit Union to Spectra Credit Union. The new name pays homage to the credit union’s scientific roots with an eye to the future as our organization looks to serve a more diverse market in the Washington, D.C. region, which is a melting pot of languages and cultures.

To announce the new name and to emphasize our commitment to DEI, we launched the “You Are Welcome” campaign to let the community know that a financial solution is available to everyone, including the underbanked and/or disenfranchised.


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