Working Together: How to Mentor the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders


Most financial institutions understand the importance having diverse teams and leaders, yet many struggle with the execution of this goal. This is a problem, as many studies have shown that teams with gender and racial diversity are 15% more likely to meet their business goals and 70% more likely to capture new markets. Whether you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder or build a more inclusive culture, you’re likely to face challenges along the way. This session will examine strategies and solutions for overcoming those challenges, building an empowered and competitive workforce, and mentoring the diverse leaders institutions need to succeed in our rapidly changing environment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn how to think critically about representation at their financial institution, and why it’s important to have racial and gender diversity at all levels of their organization.
  • Attendees will explore some of the unique challenges facing women and minorities in the workplace, and how things like unconscious bias can limit can be a detriment to hiring the best talent.
  • Attendees will learn about the importance of mentorship—how to be a mentor, and how find a mentor— and explore examples of financial institutions that have created formal mentorship programs.

Cass Stroehmer
Global Enablement – Customer Success