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Employee Resource Groups

Employee leadership drives visibility, engagement, and accountability.

The mission of ERGs

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) exist to provide an empowering and safe environment for increased professional exposure, career development, and community outreach in support of causes impacting the stakeholders of their group’s demographic. Our ERGs strive to increase employee awareness and facilitate community outreach in order to maximize the effect of these efforts.

ERG committee engagement

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that work together to advance Flagstar's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) by fostering leadership and networking opportunities, helping our employees build successful careers at the bank, increasing awareness, and engaging in community involvement. In alignment with Flagstar’s DEI objectives, and ranging in size from 40 to 340 members, ERGs are collaborative and have a high impact on our workforce, cultural awareness, community connectivity, and business. Our efforts have been focused on the following ERGs within the Company: African American, Asian-Indian, Green Team, Hispanic/Latino, InterFaith, LGBTQ+, Military Veterans, Native American, People with Disabilities, Women, and Young Professionals.


Recent ERG activities


To provide an environment for increased professional exposure, career development, and community outreach in support of causes impacting the stakeholders of African heritage. We are emboldened to actively develop and connect diverse talent within the company and the greater community.


2022 highlights

Hosted Health and Wellness, a Black History Month event featuring many different engaging segments and a powerful guest speaker

  • Dr. William F. Pickard, chair of Global Automotive Alliance, co-managing partner of MGM Grand Detroit Casino, CEO of Bearwood Management Company, and co-chair of five Black-owned newspapers
  • A virtual tour of “And Still We Rise,” an exhibit chronologizing events from the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights Movement at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Provided educational resources and volunteer opportunities in partnership with local organizations to uplift communities


Launched a quarterly newsletter and a book club


To provide an empowering and safe environment for all its members so that they can achieve their full career potential through professional development and mentoring opportunities. To actively work on creating exposure for Flagstar Bank in our community through outreach programs. To create an environment for sharing the culture and values of the Asian Indian community across the bank.


2022 highlights

Donated to MAI Family Services, a Family Service Organization based in South East Michigan addressing domestic violence and offering counseling services across multiple areas


Shared Diwali celebration information and a graphic about the holiday with employees


To form a cohesive team with the goal of crafting an inclusive environment which supports individuals with disabilities. We also strive to increase employee awareness and facilitate community outreach in order to maximize the effect of these efforts.


2022 highlights

Partnered with Dutton Farms to improve inclusive language job descriptions


Participated in Michigan Diversity Council educational opportunities for persons with disabilities in post-COVID employment environments


Explored PHASES program partnership for fiscal responsibility and coaching opportunities for Special Olympics


Participants will have an opportunity to help shape the bank’s growing sustainability endeavors as we partner together and with external agencies and organizations to enhance our energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and sustainable procurement.


2022 highlights

Launched new initiatives with the Green Team ERG


Supported environmental donations, outreach, and support activities within the local community


Championed Flagstar ESG and sustainability-related needs


The InterFaith ERG is a group working together to bring awareness of our faiths and encourage one another and the company as a whole. We support our communities through various faith-based charities while adding a competitive edge to our brand.


2022 highlights

Prepared for sponsorships and partnerships with nonprofit organizations for various hiring events


Partnered with the internal team to explore opportunities to improve benefits for Interfaith demographic


Launched ongoing sessions focused on awareness of various Interfaith-related topics


To actively promote Hispanic and Latino cultural awareness through educational and networking events for members and community participants and serve as a driving force of development.


2022 highlights

Conducted quarterly Que Pasa Calls, partnering with other ERGs during their awareness months


Organized events to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Day of the Dead, and many other Latin Independence days


Engaged with the community through the Michigan Latino ERG Synergy Group, the ALPFA Michigan Student Conference


Continued partnership with the Hispanic Promise to help hire more Hispanic Latinx employees


Strategically partner with Flagstar’s DEI Team to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion and engage and support community organizations that advocate for LGBTQ+ equality. Through these internal and external programs, we can extend our outreach and identify new business opportunities.


2022 highlights

Winner of Pride ERG of the Year by Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce


Celebrated Pride in June with the theme of “Pride and Belonging: It’s a Lifetime Journey,” exploring different phases of life, whether LGBTQ+ or an ally


Participated in multiple local Pride events in Michigan in partnership with local branches


Provided a donation and grant support to LGBTQ+ organizations Abigail’s Pride and Stand with Trans


To actively promote Native American cultural and heritage awareness through educational and networking events for members and community participants and serve as a resource for building relationships and business opportunities with Native American Nations.


2022 highlights

Hosted a companywide “Let’s Talk About It” discussion highlighting Native American tribal justice systems


Invited guest speaker, JoAnne Cook, to take part in Native American Heritage Month celebration


Distributed an educational quarterly newsletter to all Native American ERG members


Donated to the National Indian Child Welfare Association to support the safety and health of American Indian and Alaska Native children throughout the country


Sponsored the American Indian Health and Family Services’ first gala to empower and enhance the well-being of underserved communities in Southeast Michigan, including Native American communities


Form a cohesive team of Flagstar Veterans and supporters to identify and address issues facing Veterans and service members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America.


2022 highlights

Partnered with Flagstar PRIDE for the Ferndale PRIDE event and PRIDE parade


Organized regular volunteer opportunities with Soldiers’ Angels


Worked with Flagstar’s new product team to enhance veteran-specific programs


Hosted Veteran’s Day celebration, Memorial Day tables, and after-hour social events for Flagstar veterans


Participated in veteran-focused job fairs and a human resources-drive program for hiring veterans


To craft an inclusive environment that supports and encourages women to advance their skills and leadership potential by providing professional development through mentorship, collaboration, and discussion. The Women's ERG provides a safe, open community to encourage relationships with other colleagues who share like-minded interests, aspirations, and experiences.


2022 highlights

Represented at Detroit Women Hack Event


Sponsored a Pontiac Care House family and volunteer event for meal prep


Donated to the Vista Maria Foundation


Hosted monthly discussions for women to be heard, feel safe, and develop relationships and communication skills through such topics as women in leadership, embracing change, and managing stress


To provide growth opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders and encourage organizational understanding within a modern multigenerational workforce.


2022 highlights

Hosted a YPN Roundtable with the featured topic of Creating an Engaging Resume


Delivered a presentation about surrounding internships and career advice for Flagstar interns 


Hosted “The Intentional Influencer: The Professional Development Mindset,” featuring Glenn McIntosh, SVP for Student Affairs at Oakland University


Engaged with the community through a volunteer opportunity with the Humane Society of Macomb MI


Flagstar’s three DEI Committees extend the reach and impact of our commitment beyond our corporate offices. The Indiana, West Michigan, and Jackson (Michigan) committees engage in activities to raise awareness and better support the people who live in these communities.


Jackson DEI committee

  • Supported Bright Walls in Jackson, MI, as the education sponsor and teamed up to bring art education to this international mural festival 
  • Worked with the local members of Flagstar’s Veterans ERG to create fallen soldier tables in the Jackson and Lansing branches for Memorial Day 
  • Held donation drives for back-to-school items to support Jackson, MI, community leader and philanthropist Mama Tutu
  • Supported an Interfaith Shelter by volunteering over 15 hours serving meals in the community
  • Volunteered at the Jackson Christmas Parade Afterglow, handing out cookies and cocoa and directing people into a Flagstar branch to see Santa Claus

West Michigan DEI committee

  • Hosted a stress awareness session for West Michigan employees
  • Presented a donation to Samaritas Kalamazoo
  • Donated toys to the Three Rivers Fire Department fundraiser with United Way
  • Partnered with ERGs to spotlight heritage months 

Indiana DEI committee

  • Participated in South Bend West Side Wednesdays, an Indiana festival focused on our Hispanic communities, and provided financial advice to interested customers and festivalgoers
  • Joined Radio Sabor Latino at their Mexican Independence Day festival celebration 
  • Organized and conducted a bilingual small business workshop to offer advice and answer questions for South Bend business owners at La Casa De Amistad, a nonprofit serving the Latino/Hispanic community

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