People of Colour in Financial Innovation

Impact Hub Islington (map)

Mon, 4 Nov
6:30pm – 9.00pm

The Finance Innovation Lab exists to build a fairer financial system – one in which those who hold power in finance reflect the diversity of those they seek to serve. To realise this vision, we know that innovation must involve and be led by communities and people that have, up until now, been underrepresented in and marginalised by the financial system.

Unfortunately, representation of these identities in our community, and leading financial innovation in general, is still unacceptably low – and we want to do more to address this. Last year, we started working on supporting women in financial innovation, and we are now embarking on a series of dedicated events and activities for people underrepresented in our community and the financial system. What we learn from these events will be hugely valuable to the Lab in helping to make our community and programmes as inclusive as possible – as well as advocating for wider change in finance and fintech.

On 4 November, we will start this event series with an evening exclusively for people of colour working in financial innovation. The event will convene innovators working across the financial system – whether as fintech founders or employees, finance professionals, campaigners, academics, or something else entirely – who support our vision of a fair, democratic and responsible financial system that works for everyone. It will provide a supportive space to share our stories, identify common barriers, and start to generate solutions.

This event will be co-hosted with the vice-chair of the Lab’s board, Marsha Taylor-Daniel. We will also be joined by Demi Ariyo who will share his story as founder of Lendoe, before we move into facilitated discussion in small groups.

This event is invite only. If you’d like to attend, please request an invite by emailing Please note that this event is open to people of colour only.

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