Diversity, equity & inclusion

Through diversity, we all make a difference. At RiverSource, we believe that diverse perspectives, talent, and ideas are critical to delivering financial solutions that meet clients’ needs and make a difference in their financial lives. 



Belong, grow and contribute in a culture that unleashes potential.



We foster an inclusive culture where we embrace the unique contributions of everyone at RiverSource and empower them to deliver value for our diverse clients, community and shareholders.

Our aspirations

  • To be a workforce that reflects the diverse clients and markets we aspire to serve around the world
  • To deliver shareholder value through industry-leading business initiatives by a diverse and engaged ecosystem of employees, advisors and suppliers
  • To be a leading firm in the financial services industry as measured by external recognition, engagement and external representation benchmarks


Diversity is supported through RiverSource business resource networks that reflect the breadth and depth of communities across the firm.

These networks provide additional resources to support professional development and a healthy work/life balance. Members focus their actions around four core areas: 

  • Leadership engagement and development
  • Business growth and support
  • Community involvement
  • Cultural awareness


Employee Networks

Every support channel is critical to building a diverse and inclusive culture. That’s why we make sure our employees have access to a range of programs that provide the resources they need to feel supported and empowered to pursue successful careers. Key programs include:


Abilities (STRIVE)


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Hispanics, Latinos & Amigos (¡HOLA!)


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Asian-American (EASTWEST)


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Jewish Interest (CHAI)


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Black (BEN)


MECCA logo Muslim Connecting & Contributing to Ameriprise (MECCA)
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Christian (SALT)



Veteran’s (VETNET)


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Family & Life Stages (FLS)


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Women’s Interest (WIN)


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Young Professionals (YPN)


Advisor Networks

As an Ameriprise advisor, you’ll also have access to other advisor networks that are championed by advisors, field leaders and staff. They have assistance from our corporate Diversity & Inclusion team and are open to anyone interested in learning more.


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Black Empowerment Advisor Community Network (BEACN)

Join a community dedicated to educating, empowering and advocating on behalf of our Black colleagues, clients and community. BEACN provides a platform to connect, learn and grow with one another while championing important issues, such as talent development and financial literacy among the Black community.

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The Women’s Empowerment (WE) advisor network

Engaging, educating and empowering women. The WE advisor network enables women to build a community based on four primary areas of interest: advocacy, education, service and community. WE is open to all advisors.

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Christian Financial Advisor Network (CFAN)

CFAN is a network of over a thousand independent advisors dedicated to serving clients from a Christian world view. Their mission is to help advisors live at the intersection of faith and finance. CFAN is open to all independent advisors.

Diverse perspectives make us stronger

We recognize that every person and practice is truly unique. Our ongoing commitment to furthering diversity and inclusion efforts has always served to strengthen our culture.

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Our values guide our growth:

  • Client focused
  • Integrity always
  • Excellence in all we do
  • Respect for individuals and for the communities where we live and work

Recent awards, pledges and recognition

  • Member: FTSE4Good indices, demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.1

  • Ameriprise has been named among the country’s “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”.2

  • Ameriprise received the Lavender Community Pride Award for engagement and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.3

  • Ameriprise Financial has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Employer for the 8th consecutive year by VIQTORY.4



We are committed to inclusion in every part of the Ameriprise experience so that all employees and advisors feel that they belong, can grow and develop in their careers with us.

“We respect each other. We value diversity and inclusion and work as a team to achieve our goals. Our people are key to our success. We develop our people, reward performance and strengthen our communities by supporting organizations that our employees and advisors support through their money and time.”

Rudy Rodriguez

Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion




At RiverSource, we believe that diverse perspectives, talent, and ideas are critical to delivering financial solutions that meet clients’ needs and make a difference in their financial lives. We are committed to an accessible digital experience to anyone visiting any of our digital properties, regardless of ability.

We are regularly updating riversource.com, but if you encounter any barriers on our site, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. We welcome your feedback.

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Transparent management and clearly defined ESG criteria make FTSE4Good indexes suitable tools to be used by a wide variety of market participants when creating or assessing sustainable investment products.
2 The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to self-report their disability inclusion policies and practices. It was developed by two national leaders, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy. Learn more at: www.DisabilityEqualityIndex.org
Lavender Magazine, www.lavendermagazine.com
4 The term Military Friendly®is a registered trademark of Viqtory, Inc., and is used with permission. For more information, visit www.militaryfriendly.com or www.viqtory.com. 
Affiliated with Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC.