Celebrate Black Women in Fintech during Black History Month!
This month is a time to reflect on the struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs of Black people throughout history. As we celebrate Black History Month, we want to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of Black women in fintech and recommit ourselves to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and beyond. In financial technology, black innovators and entrepreneurs have played a critical role in shaping the industry. From pioneers like Maggie Walker, the first African American woman to charter and serve as the president of a bank, to modern-day disruptors like Sheena Allen, the founder of Capway which brings its customers access to banking and financial literacy tools, Black innovators have made significant contributions to the development of financial technology. At Paytech Women, we believe that diversity leads to innovation and growth. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates our members’ unique experiences and perspectives. We encourage our members to take the time to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black individuals, especially women. Share the names of the Black women who have changed the game in your organizations and communities or made a significant impact on your career: Celebrate here.Sincerely, Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Priority Team Co-Chairs:
Left to Right:
- Nicole Baxby | VP, Customer Success, Ironscales
- Dr. Gail Burgos | CEO & Founder, BCG, Inc. and CEO, Girls Inc. of Columbus & Phenix-Russell
- Crystal McCorkle | CSPO, Client Service Consultant, Global Payments Inc.