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VC needs to invest dollars in diversity

In honour of Women’s History Month, Rise is showcasing women leaders who are driving innovation in fintech and financial services and shaping the future of the industry. Nicole Casperson, Founder and CEO at Fintech is Femme, highlights the state of global VC funding and shares her advice on investing in diverse founders and senior leadership for a more diverse fintech ecosystem. 

Why disharmony is an inclusive team’s greatest asset

In honour of the US Black History Month, Rise is thrilled to spotlight Black leaders across the fintech ecosystem who are at the heart of innovation. The COO and General Counsel at Array, Alem Sendaba, shares with us his thoughts on a path towards inclusivity, including: relationship building, inclusive environments, self-reflecting.