At OCC our people are our greatest asset. To build trust in the marketplaces we serve, and in our workplace, OCC is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In fact, DEI is one of our six values.
Our DEI efforts aim to:
- Advance the representation of our workforce equitably and inclusively across all levels by diversifying the talent pipeline.
- Engender a culture of inclusion, belonging, and trust for the OCC community.
- Invest in the communities where we live and work to address structural inequities for vulnerable and underrepresented communities.
OCC recognizes and appreciates that diversity encompasses people of different backgrounds, identities, and experiences, such as race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, military/veteran status, age, and more. As we continue our journey, we embrace the work we still must accomplish to achieve equity in the workplace and in our community.
As The Foundation for Secure Markets®, we must have a solid footing for our DEI efforts. The evolution of our strategy relies on collaboration across all levels of the company and partnership with community stakeholders.
A collaborative group that provides thought leadership and governance to DEI initiatives.
Employee Network Group
OCC sponsors a network to build community for our employees. Approximately 15% of our workforce combined participates in Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) and/or the Black Organization for Leadership Development (BOLD). We plan to add to this lineup to create space for community and allyship for additional underrepresented groups in finance and technology.
To facilitate progress toward advancing representation at OCC, we have created an internship program that aims to develop talent from underrepresented communities, such as from i.c. stars technology bootcamp and have partnered with different organizations like HACE to broaden our reach for recruitment and nominate our colleagues to participate in leadership accelerator programs, such as High Potential LatinX.
Careers at OCC
It is a great time to work at OCC. Even if you think you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, your skills and experiences may be an element we need to evolve our diversity of thinking to build innovative solutions for the markets and market participants we serve.
OCC builds relationships in the community. volunteering to help those in need and making contributions with a positive impact on addressing social determinants of health, such as access to education. In 2021, OCC partnered with and donated money to imentor Chicago, Edu-Futuro, and Jonathan’s Place.
At OCC we celebrate diversity throughout the year. This not only elevates our spirits, it offers a space for each of us to learn about different cultures and identities. These experiences bring us closer together and illuminates the richness of diversity and perspective-taking.