FinTech For All Charter
At the start of this year, we launched FinTech For All and carried out an industry-wide research project to understand bias & harassment across FinTech.
We wanted to help create a ‘speak up’ culture across the industry. Because when employees feel empowered to speak up about problematic behaviours, we end a silence that harms individuals, companies, and the sector at large.
The survey data revealed three key findings:
- 85% of workplace harassment is gender based with high incidents of ‘everyday sexism’
- 84% of sector employees have been harassed more than once
- 10% of the incidents logged were instances of ‘unwanted physical contact’ such as groping
With these insights we are now working with the FCA, Innovate Finance, FinTech Alliance and Level 39 to shape resources and tools to support the sector.
Today, we invite our colleagues across UK FinTech to sign our FinTech For All Charter, demonstrating a commitment to a culture where inclusive behaviours are championed, harassment is not tolerated, and where everyone is accepting of diversity. Moving forwards, we will be working to support our signatories in this crucial work.
Sweat the small stuff
Sexism, racism and many other forms of discrimination are systemic. Extreme examples make the headlines; but biases play out in small decisions, behaviours and comments that we all make, everyday. To be anti-sexist, anti-racist - to be genuinely inclusive - we have to help companies prevent harassment. 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.org provides analytics & data-led training to build more inclusive workplaces.
InChorus works with companies to provide in-house technology allowing employees to anonymously log everyday incidents of bias and microaggressions. 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 proactively steer their culture away from problems and more severe incidents.