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Empowered by difference

We believe doing the right thing means understanding, supporting and leveraging the unique differences and collective similarities that make each of us valuable.

Our mission

We embrace unique perspectives and identities because we know they make us stronger

We empower everyone to show up as their whole selves and do their best work by fostering an inclusive community

We embolden our people to continue to transcend personal and professional barriers of all kinds for further growth and success.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging



Neurodiversity @ Work

Community Support and Recognition

Human rights campaign logo

Human Rights Campaign 2023 Corporate Equality Index Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality1

DCIAA Diversity and Inclusion awards 2020

DCIIA, Diversity & Inclusion Award nominee2

Associates Paul Dewey and Teresa Manago were recognized as the 2022 Leader and Rising Star.

Recognized among "Best places to work for Disability Inclusion"4

Investment news 2020 Diversity Inclusion award - Empower Retirement

2020 InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion3

We strive to be as diverse as the customers we serve

Be you

  • We offer inclusive benefits to same-sex partners, paternity and maternity benefits and transgender transition benefits.
  • Through partnerships with groups like the Latino Leadership, Disabilities, Human Rights Campaign Institute and We Inspire Promote Network, we’re expanding our pool of candidates.

Be heard

  • Our Employee Resource Groups rally around common interests, experiences and identities.
  • Today, more than 20% of our associates belong to at least one Employee Resource Group.5

Be valued

  • 97% of our associates have taken steps to address their unconscious bias.6
  • Our Diversity & Inclusion Council monitors and communicates progress about our initiatives and also advises on future efforts.

Be represented

  • Our associates volunteer 29,000+ volunteer hours in our communities.7
  • In 2022, we donated $3 million to nonprofits.6
  • We partner with local colleges and offer internship opportunities.

Always encouraging diversity and inclusion 

Our people are everything. That’s why we always want to make sure we create a welcoming environment for everyone with active programs that promote representation regardless of your background or beliefs. 


Aspiring Latinos Moving Ahead

Voices of Experiences Through Servicing

Black Organization for Leadership and Development

Women’s Empowerment Network

Empower Abilities

Network of Asians Making Strides Together at Empower

Empowering Young Professionals

Societal advocacy and community support

A founding member, Ed Murphy, CEO, is focused on driving diversity, equity and inclusion within the business and throughout Colorado.8

We are a member and supporter of the Equality Act, federal legislation that would provide the same basic protections to LGBTQ people as are provided to other protected groups.9

Ed Murphy pledged a commitment to advance our diversity and inclusion initiatives.10

Help us lead the effort

Join our team

View all our openings and discover a culture where you can make a difference.

1 Human Rights Campaign 2023 Corporate Equality Index.

2 Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association,, 2022.

3, October 21, 2020., July 2023.

5 As of March 31, 2022.

6 As of December 31, 2022.

7, 2022.