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S3 02 - Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO of Innovate Finance, and Geoffrey Williams, Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Thomson Reuters, discuss Innovate Finance’s Diversity initiative, how the FinTech sector can attract more female talent, creating more inclusive organisations, attracting talent from all walks of life, the importance of real-time feedback, managing change, the need for more role models, the importance of speaking to young children about their career options, and how men are driving organisations to incorporate flexible working.
Recorded Oct 10 2018 29 mins
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Exploring Diversity & Inclusion in financial services
We’ve seen a growing appreciation of the value of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) in the financial services industry. Organisations have increased their focus on D&I initiatives, but is this simply marketing rhetoric? Some would argue that we’ve seen great progress, whilst others would say there is still much to be done.

For each episode of DiverCity Podcast we invite recognised leaders and influencers – people who are pioneers in their own right – to talk about areas of transformation and aspects of D&I that need greater focus. Our contributors offer their insight and practical ideas to help organisations and individuals drive change.

Tune into our fortnightly podcast.

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