How FinTechs Can Be A Better Ally To The LGBTQIA+ Community

The Opportunity For FinTechs To Be Better

Why Diversity Is Necessary

Shining Daylight on LGBTQIA+ Equality

How Can Businesses Become Better Allies To LGBTQIA+ Community?

  1. Develop clear policies — companies are now developing zero-tolerance policies on homophobia, biphobia and transphobia discrimination. Go the extra mile to include LGBTQIA+ specialised benefits, such as appropriate healthcare coverage and equivalent spousal benefits such as adoption/surrogacy support.
  2. Provide training — training is used as an effective way to educate everyone on LGBTQIA+ issues and identities. This should be supported from the top, with consistent messaging, practical tools, questioning bias and real-world opportunities to put the training into practice.
  3. Set up a network — create a safe place for LGBTQIA+ colleagues to meet up and share opportunities and challenges in their day-to-day working life, improving issues that directly affect those within the community.
  4. Champion visible role models — appoint authentic leaders to promote and support LGBTQA+ inclusion. FinTechs need to make visible commitments to LGBTQIA+ equality through speaking at events, writing internal communications and sponsoring ally programmes and the LGBTQIA+ network.

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