In full transparency, if I were asked this question 3 years ago, fresh out of college I would’ve had a different answer. One reason being that right after receiving a bachelor’s degree, young adults will often begin feeling the stress and anxiety of truly fending for themselves and may be more willing to cut corners on their morals or beliefs for the sake of steady income. Another reason is that I wouldn’t have known then what I know now. What I mean is, I now have 2.5 years under my belt at the company I currently work for. I have gotten a taste of what the corporate world of the FinTech industry is really like. I have become aware of the conditions I work well under, and the conditions that I do not. 2020 mostly speaks for itself but my eyes were opened in a massive way through the BLM movement. This movement made me look at my own company as well as those around me. We have implemented numerous inclusivity meetings, consistent conversations, and even created an additional “checkmark” for customers who meet the criteria below.
|DEI/ESG||Receives a check if the Sponsor is diverse by gender or race and, or the project has an ESG component.|
All this to be said, I would now most definitely be swayed by an article like this. Company executives and board members have the ability and power to change what goes on within their organization. It is absolutely unacceptable to allow discriminatory behavior in the workplace and I would most definitely not apply to a company that allows it.