Diversity and inclusion in payments and fintech leadership positions

Being inclusive is about creating an environment that thrives on our differences. A professional

culture that recognizes people is different. There is nothing wrong with that, where everyone has

a valuable contribution to make, where no one is discriminated against based on their race,

religion, sex, or sexual preference.

An opportunity should be presented to everyone with equal interest. Gender shouldn’t be a

reason to question a person’s caliber. Everyone deserves the chance to develop skills and talents

to reach their full potential in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. And be rewarded

relatively, recognized, and able to speak up on matters that impact them and benefit from a range

of perspectives in the decision-making process is acknowledged.

When we talk about gender diversity in fintech – we think about the commonly reported problem

that too few women work in fintech companies or that few fintech companies have a reasonable

number of female leaders. The fact that women are under-represented in the fintech user base

does not receive enough attention as well.

In the same way, no one intended for public consciousnesses of fintech to omit regtech, no one

designed for the lack of awareness over fintech’s full gender diversity issue. Improving the status

quo will not only move the needle within the sector and enhance how relevant solutions are

designed and executed, but it would also greatly benefit our broader society.

Diversity brings more ideas, different perspectives, and a versatile target approach. Instead of

seeking that elusive “proof” that diversity causes improved business performance, companies

should focus on variety as a talent issue and recognize that they are an industry leader. However,

t is critical to tap into the full talent pool. By the idea of hiring a limited group of people,

companies miss out on significant talent segments, so they should be putting energy and

resources toward recruiting and retaining diverse employees and creating inclusive workplace

cultures where everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and succeed.

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