In this episode, host Julia Streets is joined by Billie Simmons, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Daylight, a queer-owned and queer-run members-only neobank and Geffrye Parsons, Founder and CEO (‘Chief Empathy Officer’) of The Inclusion Imperative, a best-practice Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) consultancy. They explore how financial services can create a sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ people. They look at the importance of focusing on the intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ community. With the changes in the social and political climate, they discuss the compelling need for psychological safety, with a sharp focus on the mental health and the wellbeing of the community. They discuss how this includes employees working within the industry globally, as well extending this consideration beyond to its customers.
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