About the research project
InChorus has partnered with Innovate Finance, FinTech Alliance and Level 39 to carry out an industry-wide research project, sponsored by Revolut, into non-inclusive behaviours known as ‘microaggressions’.
We want to help create a ‘speak up’ culture across FinTech. Because when employees feel empowered to speak up about problematic behaviours, we end a silence that harms individuals, companies, and the sector at large.
Our research is powered by InChorus’ technology. The web app enables anyone working within FinTech to simply and anonymously share their experience in around 60 seconds.
InChorus will then aggregate this anonymous data across the industry in order to understand where the biggest issues are. We can then take steps to change things through targeted interventions and greater collaboration around the issues that the data directs us towards.
Help us to create a FinTech For All.
What is a microaggression?
A ‘Microaggression’ is a derogatory comment or action towards an individual based on a protected characteristic such as: sex, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability.
For example, it might be that - as a female CTO- people mistakenly assume your junior male colleague is the CTO. It might be sexist comments about your appearance. It might be racist jokes being positioned as banter.
Microaggressions are the result of unconscious, or conscious biases, and, whilst they might be dismissed as ‘not a big deal’ their impact on individuals and cultures is far from ‘micro’. Instead, they can take a significant toll on mental health, self-esteem and productivity.
Prevention is better than cure
Being serious about inclusive cultures means we’re not afraid to look at the hard stuff. In line with the FCA’s guidance, and upcoming legislation, we are focused on helping companies to prevent harassment - rather than reacting to it only once something serious has happened. This forward-thinking approach sets our allies apart.
What’s measured is improved
We’re serious about culture change. In fact, we believe in approaching culture like other business functions - we start with data to explore the problem, design targeted interventions, and measure to see if we’ve achieved progress.
Collaboration is crucial
When it comes to solving systemic problems, we believe in collaborating to share what’s working and what isn’t, so that we can all move forward together, faster.
InChorus provides analytics & data-led interventions to build more inclusive workplaces.
InChorus’ software allows employees to anonymously log incidents of harassment. This data is then aggregated into key insights and can be used to create customised training offerings and solutions. In this way, InChorus enables companies to manage the best diversity and inclusion initiatives and focus on prevention- steering their culture away from more severe incidents.