Sep 19, 2023
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Attention fintech industry professionals! Have you heard these myths about financial inclusivity and equity?
Myth #1: Financial inclusivity is just about providing access to banking services.
Myth #2: Financial equity is only relevant for low-income individuals.
Myth #3: Achieving financial inclusivity and equity is a burden on businesses.
Stay tuned as our guest, Nicole Casperson, reveals the truth and provides actionable insights to drive positive change in the industry.
"As women, we need to take those risks sooner and create paths for ourselves that are custom-made. Don't question whether you deserve to be in the seat you're already sitting in, because you do. - Nicole Casperson"
Combining journalism, knowledge of financial technology and a passion for diversity, Nicole Casperson presents a unique perspective on financial inclusivity and equity. After years serving as a finance reporter and covering various niche markets, she felt drawn to do something bigger. That's when Fintech is Fem was born. Through this initiative, Nicole aims to amplify the voices of women and diverse leaders who are currently underrepresented in the fintech industry. She uses her keen sense of storytelling to share their inspiring tales through 'Humans of Fintech', her newsletter, and events.
The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:00 - Introduction,
00:02:25 - Launching Fintech is Fem,
00:05:54 - Challenging mainstream narratives,
00:10:13 - Story of a Female Entrepreneur,
00:14:27 - Taking risks as a woman,
00:17:55 - Feeling like an Imposter,
00:19:38 - Overcoming Imposter Syndrome,
00:24:39 - Changing the Narrative Around Money,
00:26:36 - The Importance of Diversity in Fintech,
00:35:26 - Challenging Narratives and Seeking Truth,
00:36:43 - The Power of Representation and Knowing Your Roots,
00:38:14 - The Role of Data in Challenging False Narratives,