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.
Fintech is facing diversity challenges – but there are reasons to be optimistic
There’s work to be done on forging greater equality in fintech, but there has been some progress.
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.
It’s a matter of comms | Episode 6 | DEI
In this #itsamatterofcomms vlog, we discuss how D&I is incorporated within ESG reporting and initiatives.
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.
Neobank FIBR launches to support European SMEs via local lenders
The BaaS firm aims to support post-pandemic growth through nurturing SMEs.
Inclusive investment start-up Wealth8 partners WealthKernel to launch new app
Wealth8 to launch a new mobile investment app for black and multi-ethnic communities.
Fintech start-up Tala secures $145m Series E funding
California-based firm will look to expand its product offering and grow its team.
Sibos 2021: Mark Carney urges collective action on climate change
Former governor of the Bank of England gave an optimistic closing keynote at Sibos 2021.
BaaS platform Productfy raises $16m and forms card issuance partnership
Productfy provides companies with embeddable modules for payments, deposits, and card issuance.
Sibos 2021: Net-zero commitments from banks and governments “need to have teeth”, says panel
How finance can tackle climate change has been a key topic at Sibos this year.
Daily News at Sibos 2021
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NatWest acquires child banking start-up RoosterMoney
Acquisition underlines strategy to help young people learn to manage money.
Digital wallet OneFor partners Moorwand to launch European remittance service
The partnership will boost financial inclusion for the bloc’s diaspora communities.
Regulate or ban: EU’s proposed AI credit scoring framework hears feedback
The EU has been receiving recommendations on its proposed Artificial Intelligence Act.