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Fannie Mae Earns 100 Percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard

January 21, 2020
Fannie Mae Receives Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index for the Sixth Straight Year

Alicia Jones

WASHINGTON, DC – Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) proudly announced it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation calculates the national benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality. The honor marks Fannie Mae’s sixth consecutive year earning a perfect score on the CEI.

“At Fannie Mae, we continue to build a fearless culture of inclusion. We pride ourselves on fostering a workplace experience that prioritizes openness, integrity, and engagement,” said Hugh R. Frater, Chief Executive Officer, Fannie Mae. “Our diverse workforce reflects the communities we serve, which puts our employees at the heart of housing. This recognition by the HRC Foundation for advancing LGBTQ equality validates our progress.”

Fannie Mae’s commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion is shown both inside and outside of the company, including:

  • Fannie Mae’s employee resource groups that encourage professional development, cultural awareness, and community services to give employees of all backgrounds and interests a chance to connect, learn, and grow while furthering the company’s mission and business objectives.
  • Fannie Mae’s continued support of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to advance diversity and inclusive excellence in the workplace.
  • Accolades received from a number of organizations for strides made in advancing diversity and inclusion, including recognition from Black Enterprise, Latina Style, HousingWire, Diversity Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, and Omnikal.

CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under five broad categories: LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace policies; employment benefits; organizational competency and accountability around LGBTQ diversity and inclusion; public commitment to LGBTQ equality; and responsible citizenship with the LGBTQ community.

The complete 2020 Corporate Equality Index report, is available online at

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