Diversity & Inclusion Hub
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is about empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different in terms of age, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin.
It’s also about an organisation’s efforts and practices to ensure people from different backgrounds will be culturally and socially accepted, welcomed, and treated equally.
D&I plays an important role in providing a positive working environment that will enable innovation in any financial institution, company, bank or start-up. Although the fintech industry is rapidly rising in opportunities and growth, its D&I implementation and action is moving at a snail’s pace.
FinTech Futures has collated some of our most insightful content that focuses on promoting D&I across gender, race, religion, disability (both mental and physical) and LGBT+ rights.
Click on the features, magazines, news, podcasts, videos and webinars below for more!
Interested in contributing to our D&I Hub or have some ideas for us? Please get in touch with Paul Hindle, FinTech Futures’ Editor.
ChangeFi CEO: “We have to be on the ground with our communities”
ChangeFi is looking to give "equal access to the American dream".
Let’s talk about sex (as in gender), baby!
Women and men seem to differ in their attitudes to banks and banking products and services.
The thing about diversity
We live in highly diverse societies. We work in highly non-diverse industries.
D&I: How to go from words to action
Three main learnings, applicable for any fintech planning to formulate a D&I strategy.
Fair CMO Toni Harrison: Oppressors can’t be the underbanked’s saviours
Instead of shrinking, the racial wealth gap has only continued to swell and expand.
Women in fintech: Clipped wings, part-time stigma & ignorant assumptions
Women highlight gender bias in the financial services workplace.
Women in fintech: “Aggressive” feedback, revealing audits and dress up comments
Women in fintech share their experiences of gender bias.
Women in fintech: Skewed numbers, vain assumptions, and investor bias
FinTech Futures has gathered insights from women across the global fintech industry.
Why do women still think they need to be palatable?
Lack of attention to certain stories inflicts grave damage on how marginalised people tell theirs.
Banking Technology March 2021 issue out now
Creating communities: celebrating women in fintech this Women's History Month
Top 10 Women in Fintech Power List 2020
We bring you a shortlist of ten women in – or investing in – fintech.
The power of the collective
Martha Mghendi-Fisher is creating a community – a tribe – for women in the financial services industry.
Breaking down walls
FinTech Futures took this somber moment to sit with Keisha Bell at DTCC.
Engage, empower and advance: Black voices in venture capital
Co-founder of BLCK VC and Storm Ventures associate, Frederik Groce, is on a mission.
Young Black lives in banking
The number of senior Black execs on Wall Street has remained under 3% for the past decade.
Being black in the financial services industry
"Bank accounts were just not something you could attain with black skin".
Sticking their necks out
Until now, no established, Black-owned, UK-founded bank has existed.
Banking Technology October 2020 issue out now
Educate, advocate, invest: It’s not enough for companies to pay lip service.
A sector ready for change
The Black community has been fighting for change for many years, often falling on deaf ears.
Taking chances: An interview with Chuka Ikele, legal counsel at CrossLend
Drawing connections between the correlation of law and finance.
There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach in the ongoing fight for greater diversity
We should never lose sight of the 'why' that lies behind the lack of diversity in British businesses.
Community spirit: Reminiscing on the halcyon days of the bank branch
"I had to find out how to best serve people and customers at a community level."
Gay is for life, not just for June
Fintech firms can and must do more.
Why fintech needs more mentors
Mentorship, in its many forms, is a powerful force.
Creating communities on International Women’s Day
Stephanie Clarke, SVP at Broadridge, shares her insights on IWD.
How women can lead the diversity movement in the fintech/payments industry
Estimates put the percentage of women working in computing-related occupations at a measly 26%. Time to change that!
“Pale, male and stale” tag still dogs financial services industry
Three steps to break the cycle and achieve genuine diversity and inclusion.
“The #WomenInFinTech movement is critical to create positive change”
Shruthi Rao of Adapt Ready tells InsurTech Rising about her journey in fintech.
Representation matters, for all of us. Represent what is possible, but above all, what is desirable.
The pursuit for equality
I decided I wanted to play a part in empowering women and other underrepresented individuals.
Opportunity cost and the gender pay gap: the market value of decency
It's not about women or money. It's about what hiring and rewarding with integrity does for your business.
Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable: How fintechs can go from words to action
Charitable D&I initiative Fintech Finishers joined forces with Captec, Revolut, Mouro Capital and Divido.
Fintech execs race towards workplace diversity
Divido's Christer Holloman launches Fintech Finishers to raise D&I awareness.
Barclays gets 198 applications for Black founder tech accelerator
"I recognised there was more that we could do, and my employer completely backed me."
EXCLUSIVE: Neobank First Boulevard launching next year to target Black America
CEO and founder, Donald Hawkins, tells FinTech Futures about the process of the name change.
Meet Mitigram, the female-founded fintech backed by a female-led VC
Mitigram is a global trade finance platform designed for exporters, traders and banks.
Can financial technology help reduce inequality?
Decisions made by algorithms can have a detrimental effect on people’s lives.
KYC: a revolution towards positive change
I realise I had to work twice as hard to break through some of the glass barriers, perceptions and biases.
What kind of workplace ally are you?
Allyship means valuing people with different experiences from your own.
All things equal
Understanding where the industry stands at present in terms of the gender gap is essential to trying to address it.
Fintech’s diversity performance last year and predictions for 2020
A digital approach to inclusion training can help fintechs with smaller budgets.
Our top women in fintech and banking 2019 short list
A short-list of rising stars and household names in banking and fintech.
Disruption through diversity and empowerment
"Be bold. You have earned it. More importantly, if you don’t value yourself, how can you demonstrate it to others?"
How to shift gender balance in fintech
More than a third of fintechs in our sample did not have a single woman on their board.
International Women’s Day: a great time to reflect on progress, but there’s still a long way to go
A look at initiatives that help a better work/life balance - and assist women to get to the most senior roles.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 8 | ESG and new talent
New talent in the fintech industry consider ESG to be an important factor when accepting new roles.
UK fintech Chippingin provides crowdfunding for kids
New collaborative payments firm claims to be the first of its kind.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 7 | Carbon
Carbon neutral vs net zero vs zero carbon; and how to embed them within your business model.
ICYMI funding round-up: LOQR, MOCA Financial, Bueno Finance, Glint Pay & more
Another batch of funding rounds that could have flown under your radar.
US investment app Stash acquires financial literacy platform PayGrade
Stash plans to “quickly expand” its new acquisition.
Migrant banking start-up Majority raises $19m in seed funding
The firm offers a mobile banking service for migrants across the US.
Mastercard launches new initiative to support minority-owned fintech start-ups
The Start Path programme aims to support traditionally underrepresented fintech founders.
Financial wellness platform Credit Sesame raises $51m to fuel expansion plans
The US-based fintech also announced the acquisition of Zingo, a fintech software services start-up.
What the Fintech? | S.2 Episode 12 | The cognitive barrier of poverty
Kunal Galav, regional director for EMEA at Mambu, joins us on this latest episode of the What the Fintech? podcast.