Fostering Inclusivity: Transforming the Financial Services Industry

We know that inclusion, equity, and diversity are important. But why? 

Why do diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matter in financial services? And how can we make this industry a more welcoming space for women and people of color?

In honor of Women’s History Month, Matt Halloran speaks with Sheryl Hickerson — founder of Females and Finance — to answer these defining questions. They explore why representation is crucial, how we can better assist underserved communities, and the benefits diversity offers the profession as a whole.

Plus, you’ll get actionable tips on how to be part of the solution.

Matt and Sheryl discuss:

  • The importance of role models and representation
  • Strategies for serving diverse communities
  • How diversity strengthens the financial services industry
  • The 100,000 goal and Females & Finance Fearless Pledge
  • Practical ways to get started
  • And more

Have I brought three people into financial services, held onto them for seven plus years? That’s just to keep homeostasis. That’s actually not even growth. That is just to keep what we have today.” ~Sheryl Hickerson