Disparities in financial inclusion impact a person’s ability to accumulate wealth, and we at recognize there are many communities historically underserved by and underrepresented in financial services and industries. In our own efforts to make the fintech community more inclusive and representative, we have joined the Fintech Equality Coalition in tackling these important issues and are highlighting our call to action plans below.
Our Call To Action
As career recruiting focuses heavily on a candidate’s previous work experiences, many members of underprivileged backgrounds are unable to take on valuable work experience due to personal or financial barriers. At Kard, we hope to address this pipeline problem by:
To work towards making the fintech space more diverse and inclusive, we are also improving our hiring process to be more holistic and considerate of the disparities and underrepresentation that already exist in the industry:
When thinking about how jobs are advertised and who has the most access to these listings, it is important to consider how candidate pools can sometimes be self-selecting where the issue doesn’t lie solely with the selection process, but also with the distribution channels of the application.
As a company that works directly with challenger banks that are fueled by missions to make financial services more accessible, Kard is also actively looking internally to reshape and refocus our hiring process. By doing so, we hope to help close the inequality gaps suffered by many underrepresented groups at the hands of the fintech and financial industries. We encourage feedback and are grateful for your support as we work towards our goals.