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A culture of partnership

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission

To recruit, develop, retain and engage a diverse, high-performing team.

Our business enables bright, committed people to work in partnership within an environment that allows each person to achieve at a high level. We commit to encouraging and valuing inclusivity because every partner contributes unique perspectives that help us best serve our clients. By fulfilling this pledge, we believe we will exceed the expectations of our employees, clients and shareholders.

Employee Resource Networks

In addition to the DEI Council, the firm has cultivated the following Professional Resource Networks:

Multicultural Network

To proactively help Piper Sandler unlock the power of multicultural diversity and inclusion by promoting racial and cultural awareness within our firm and our communities.

Pride Network

The Pride Network is dedicated to fostering the inclusion of LGBTQ+ employees and their allies through awareness, education, empowerment, and involvement with the communities in which we live and work.

Veterans Network

For current or former members of the Armed Forces, this group serves as an internal resource for transitioning veterans into the corporate workforce.

Women's Network

The Women’s Network is an inclusive, companywide network designed to foster gender equality through networking, career development, philanthropy and informal mentorship.

Young Professionals Network

YPN provides a forum for employees to develop professionally, build lasting connections, foster collaboration across the firm, and enrich the communities in which we live and work.

Recruiting Diverse Talent

Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO)

SEO is a nonprofit organization, with a mission to create a more equitable society by closing the academic and career opportunity gaps for motivated young people of color.

SEO Career

SEO Career is the nation’s premier professional development program, preparing high achieving Black, Latinx, and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs. All of this is done through intensive coaching and training to help students succeed, unrivaled metrics and track record as a pipeline for underrepresented, entry level talent in Corporate America and a nationwide talent pool of talented Black, Latinx, and Native American candidates.

Career Exploration Program (CEP)

CEP is the Piper Sandler hallmark diversity recruiting program for undergraduate students: an annual, two-day informational event. The program is often a pipeline for our summer internship opportunities across seven nationwide Piper Sandler offices. The CEP application process is open to students from all majors and disciplines and is designed to attract high-achieving candidates whose life experiences, demonstrated interests and achievements can contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Piper Sandler Fellowship Program

This program is a competitive scholarship program to provide talented MBA students whose life experiences, demonstrated interests and achievements can contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusion and excellence with a financial award for exceptional academic achievement and a summer associate internship between the first and second year of business school.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Council serves as a means for employees to connect with one another to promote a greater awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity across the firm. With the oversight and support from CEO, Chad Abraham, the DEI Council is co-chaired by James Baker, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets, and Managing Director in Fixed Income Trading, Joanna Brody. The DEI Council works to advance the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mission to recruit, develop, include, retain and engage a diverse, high-performing workforce.