Making progress: Championing diversity in the fintech sector

Marieke Saeij, CEO at Visma | Onguard, reflects on the state of play for diversity in the fintech sector, reviewing the work that is still to be done…

Diversity in Tech: How to Build a Diverse Technology Workforce

How do you build diversity in technology teams?

Building a truly diverse tech team is no easy feat. With technology talent shortages, an industry wide gender imbalance and so many unique experiences clustered under the “diversity” umbrella how do you develop your DEI strategy without leaving anyone behind?

Our panellists have all put DEI at the heart of their hiring strategies and have hands on experience of building diversity in technology teams. Our panel shared their experiences alongside actionable tips you can use to create your own strategy.

As global technology and transformation recruiters Trilogy International partners with technology-led businesses the world over. We are always speaking to clients who want to hire more diverse technology teams and with technology professionals from underrepresented backgrounds, who want to work for businesses with genuine inclusive cultures.

39% of the candidates we have place in the US have been from underrepresented backgrounds. We have achieved this by partnering with businesses who are committed to DEI, and by understanding the nuanced needs of our candidates.

00:00 Introduction
01:44 Meet the panel
06:34 Attract: Attracting diverse talent
20:18 Retain: Retaining hires through an inclusive culture
32:58 Promote: Providing equitable routes to promotion
49:00 Q &A

Attract. Retain. Promote: Building a Diverse Technology Workforce was a webinar recorded live on November 11th 2021.

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“Fintech is making the whole ecosystem more diverse” | Certified Fintech Practitioner

To find out more about the programme go to https://digital.libf.ac.uk/programmes/certified-fintech-practitioner/

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Why is diversity important for the financial services industry?

Indra Sharma and Tatiana Shalalvand, two of the speakers in the Vision 2030 webinar about Entrepreneurship, diversity and the fintech industry. Read more and sign-up for the event here: https://home.kpmg/se/sv/home/events/2020/10/vision-2030-nordic-banking-fintech-event.html

Fintech South 2021: The Power of Human Capital- Why Diverse Teams Make Companies Better

Hosted by: TAG’s Diversity & Inclusion Society

Preliminary figures from the latest U.S. Census show that the white non-Hispanic/non-Latino population declined to about 60%, down from over 63% just 10 years earlier. It is expected that within the millennials’ lifetime, the U.S. population will not have a single ethnic or racial majority. Diversity in the workplace is no longer something to aspire to, it is a strategic imperative. However, we shouldn’t stop at diversity, equality requires inclusivity – everyone belongs at the table and each voice at the table matters. We know organizations benefit from cultivating diverse and inclusive teams – increase in profitability, better talent retention, innovation, and creative problem solving. This open conversation will delve at the heart of the challenge of how to effectively build and harness the power of inclusivity in organizations and discuss Atlanta’s opportunity to emerge as an inclusive city where everyone thrives.

Juatise Gathings – Regional Operations Director, Discover Financial Services
Elizabeth Erckmann Hoemeke – SVP IT Strategy & Global Business Services, Elavon
Crystal Williams – Chief Human Resources Officer, FLEETCOR
Audra Jenkins – Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Randstad USA
Amy Corn – Academic Program Director, Fintech Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology (M)
Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) has emerged as a world-class membership organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances Georgia’s tech-based economy.

For more information visit our website at www.tagonline.org or contact us at [email protected].