Young Black Female in Finance... So What?!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Young Black Female in Finance... So What?!


The interesting thing is, the diversity conversation wasn’t really a part of her life as the only black girl in her high school graduating class or as a professional athlete and Olympian. But everything changed when she started working in the financial field.

In this podcast episode, Lauryn is transparent on a completely real level about what it’s like to be a minority in the financial industry and why this shouldn’t even be a discussion in 2019.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The importance of looking at a whole person and not just their “minority” status
  • ​The difference between privacy and secrecy around finances
  • ​Her struggle with coat swapping to fit the demographic that she’s interacting with
  • ​Her insecurities about not being “black enough”
  • ​The guilt she faces as someone who is an exception to the racial wealth divide
  • ​Her frustration with being pushed to waive the minority flag
  • ​Why our financial solutions need to incorporate the whole person, and not just one part of them

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Lauryn Williams

Hi, I'm Lauryn

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