Uplifting Underrepresented Communities at Financial Conferences with Liv Gagnon

Giving equal opportunity to females, people of color, nonbinary individuals, and other underrepresented communities is not just the right thing to do.

It can actually benefit the financial services industry!

In this episode, Matt Halloran speaks with Liv Gagnon, co-founder of Choir, the first conference diversity certification and diversity-tech platform focused on amplifying the voices of underrepresented financial professionals. Liv talks about how DEI initiatives can lead to better business outcomes for everyone involved (conference organizers, speakers, and attendees).

Liv discusses:

  • Why conferences are the best outlets to improve DEI in financial services
  • Tools by Choir to help you uplift fellow professionals (including a certification!)
  • What causes resistance to DEI initiatives — and how to overcome them
  • Actionable tips for professionals struggling with imposter syndrome

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