Rise FinTech Insights report October 2020

Diversity in FinTech

October 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the Rise FinTech Insights report. This edition focuses on diversity within FinTech.     

Building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment are at the heart of Barclays’ values: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. We are a better, stronger and more successful organisation as a result of it. As Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer, Barclays says: “We are deeply committed to empowering the next generation of leaders, providing access to enterprise, employability and financial skills.”

This edition features contributions from practitioners, industry experts and our Rise site leads on the many ways in which diversity is informing a better future for financial services. Read about:

  • How the next generation is very evidently making great strides in FinTech
  • Why it’s now more important than ever to give diverse founders a seat at the Venture Capital table
  • Ways that diverse teams can help design out bias in AI algorithms
  • The experiences of some of our own diverse pioneers within the Rise ecosystem

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, Founder of Stemettes, a remarkable organisation allowing girls and young women to get creative with tech, features in this edition. We have also interviewed her about what needs to be done to encourage more women into tech careers - read the interview here.

We hope you find the report interesting and useful.

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