DEI

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

WSFS is committed to supporting an inclusive work environment for all Associates which allows everyone to bring their best self to work and thrive.

A group of WSFS Associates

A Message from WSFS Chief Diversity Officer

WSFS is committed to promoting an inclusive environment for Associates and Customers because the fundamental values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are aligned with the WSFS values: Service, Truth, and Respect. Together, we have accomplished essential milestones that assist with integrating DEI into the organizational culture. With an intentional journey ahead of us, we will continue to engage leadership to ensure that DEI is embedded into performance management, recruiting and company goals.

Dr. Michelle Burroughs
WSFS Chief Diversity Officer

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WSFS

Board diversity

Recognized as a Champion of Board Diversity by the Forum of Executive Women for having 50% of our Board of Directors women or minorities.

Award-winning

Honored by The Fund for Women & Girls with its Corporate Champion of Change Award for WSFS’ commitment to creating an inclusive workplace environment.

Guiding principles

WSFS’ DEI initiatives are tied to the organization’s goals and are driven by an executive-sponsored Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC).

Continuously evolving

We are establishing DEI scorecards and metrics related to Associate diversity and engagement, Customer experience and the Communities we serve.

Internship program

Reimagined internship program designed to prepare previously excluded groups with in-demand job skills and exposure to senior leadership.

BRIDGE Program

The BRIDGE program is dedicated to increasing resources, exposure and professional development for Associates to cultivate an equitable and inclusive culture where everyone feels heard, valued, safe and seen.

Hear Directly from WSFS Associates

We Stand for Service: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WSFS

“We Stand for Service®” is more than just a tagline, it is our mission and our daily call to action, which when coupled with our values of Service, Truth and Respect form the foundation of our culture

DEI Resource Groups

With six Resource Groups reflecting our diverse Associate population, we actively seek to explore commonalities, build relationships and provide support for Associates from all backgrounds and cultures.

ADAPT

Advocate, Disability, Access, Partner, Together

APPN

Asian Pacific-Islander Professional Network

BOLD

Black Organization for Leadership and Development

HOLA

Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement

PRIDE

LGBTQIA+ and Allies

WIN

Women’s Inclusion Network

Awards and Accolades of WSFS Associates

Award Title Recipient Publication Date
Women of Influence Candice Caruso, honoree Philadelphia Business Journal October 2023
Top 50 Women Leaders of Pennsylvania Andrea Lawrence Women We Admire June 2023
Women of Merit Rebecca Acevedo Al Dia May 2023
Leadership Award Brionna Denby Delaware State Bar Association’s Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section May 2023
The Power of Diversity: AAPI 100 Don Lee CityAndStatePA.com May 2023
Women in Business Award Candice Caruso Delaware Today November 2022
Diversity in Business Award Dr. Michelle Burroughs Philadelphia Business Journal July 2022

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