In an industry as fast-moving and dynamic as financial technology, the organizations which are most adaptable and responsive will be the one which find success. As discussed in the latest episode of Fintalk, those attributes go hand-in-hand with diverse perspectives among leadership and the team as a whole.
Fi911 Co-Founder and COO Monica Eaton-Cardone spoke with Audrey Mothupi (CEO, SystemicLogic Group) and Angela Yore (Co-Founder & Managing Director, SkyParlour) for this special presentation. As part of their conversation, the three experts spoke about the value that diversity brings to an organization, as well as examining where work to promote more diversity still needs to be done.
“We all know that any type of team, whether it be in tech, marketing, or leadership, it needs that rich diversity of people with different thought processes, and of different walks of life, in order to create something that’s representative of the communities we serve,” Angela notes. “For me, there’s a lot of work that still needs to be done.”
In 2019, the proportion of women in senior management roles globally grew to 29%, the highest number ever recorded. Unfortunately, that percentage didn’t change at all in 2020. Women are obviously making some headway. However, the critical question remains: is it enough?
For her part, Audrey suggests that the matter goes beyond access, and that visibility and ongoing accountability are also very important. “I’d argue that there are three components,” she says. “One is the curiosity to find a solution to a problem, the second is in the access created, and the opportunities created for women to participate. Third is making sure that, once that access is created, we hold various industries accountable in ensuring that that access is then opened up for women to participate.
Check out their full conversation below: