Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jefferies appreciates the value that diversity and differing perspectives bring to our ability to better serve our clients. We encourage diversity within our organization and support it within our communities. In an effort to foster an inclusive, diverse work environment, we have developed eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) globally. Each ERG was founded on core pillars which strive to recruit, retain and empower diverse employees, as well as promote community outreach and engagement.

Inclusive Recruiting Programs

We strive to recruit the best, most diverse talent. Held throughout the year, our symposiums are an opportunity for students, who may not have pursued a career in finance, to learn more about Jefferies early in the recruiting process for our internship programs. Our lateral recruitment programs also offer candidates who have been out of the workplace or are looking for a career change the opportunity to pursue a career in financial services.

Jefferies Career Relaunch Program: Jefferies’ Career Relaunch Program, sponsored by the Diversity Council, is a 12-week immersive program that offers participants who have been out of the workplace for at least two years the opportunity to reinvent themselves and relaunch their careers. Participants receive training focused on both professional and technical skills, support and mentorship, and develop a network and build relationships across departments.

Jefferies Equity Research DE&I Career Switch Program: The Jefferies Equity Research DE&I Career Switch Program offers qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and 1-5 years of research or non-research work experience, a clear path to a new fast-moving, challenging, and exciting career at Jefferies. Participants receive mentorship from senior leaders at Jefferies and engage in professional training to learn skills such as financial modeling, financial analysis, company strategy, financial outlook, and valuing securities.

Inspiring Women for Finance Symposium: Jefferies Women’s Initiative Network (jWIN) strives to recruit, retain and empower women; it is integral to focus on expanding the female presence in our Intern and Analyst classes. Our New York City office hosts annual Symposiums for undergraduate women interested in learning more about the finance industry. It is an opportunity for Jefferies to inspire women to work in finance and source a talented pool of female candidates early in the process for our internship programs.

J-NOBLE Diversity Symposium: Jefferies Network of Black and Latino Employees (J-NOBLE) invites diverse students to apply to spend an immersive day with us, meet professionals across Jefferies and experience a day in the life at a Global Investment Bank. Candidates also have an opportunity to participate in an accelerated interview process for our Intern class and apply for Jefferies J-NOBLE Fellowship program.

J-NOBLE Insight Day: Jefferies Network of Black and Latino Employees (J-NOBLE) is excited to invite diverse first year students to our J-NOBLE Insight Day. Selected candidates have the opportunity to learn about a career in financial services, network with Jefferies employees and attend a panel of current J-NOBLE Fellows. This immersive day provides candidates with the opportunity to be considered to interview for our Jefferies J-NOBLE Fellowship Program, a highly selective three-year mentoring program for diverse top talent that offers ongoing training, professional development, and financial support to college students in their first year of college through graduation.

Corporate Diversity Symposium: Jefferies’ Corporate Diversity Symposium invites driven diverse students to spend an immersive day learning about Jefferies Corporate Departments which include but are not limited to Technology, Operations, Risk and Finance/Controllers. Selected candidates have the opportunity to network with senior management, Employees Resource Group leaders as well as Analysts and Associates across Corporate Departments.

EMEA Diversity Symposium: Our London Office hosts an annual symposium for students in the penultimate year to spend an immersive day experiencing a day in the life of a Global Investment Bank. Sponsored by Jefferies Women’s Initiative (jWIN), Jefferies Ethnic Minority Society (JEMS) and Jefferies LGBTQ+ Network (jMosaic+), it is an opportunity for diverse individuals to meet with professionals at Jefferies and explore summer internship opportunities.

MBA Diversity Symposium: Jefferies MBA Diversity Symposium invites driven diverse MBA candidates for an immersive day of interactive skill-building sessions as well as the opportunity to learn what life at Jefferies is like.

Inclusive Insights Equity Research Mentoring Program: The Inclusive Insights - Equity Research Mentorship and Development Program is a ten-month program for diverse students that is focused on mentorship, on-going training and professional development, and an exploration of a career in Equity Research.

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Jefferies partners with a number of organizations to support a diverse pipeline of candidates for all of our roles. Additionally, by working with inclusion-focused charitable organizations, Jefferies continuously strives to foster an inclusive workplace for current and future employees.

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