I’m a Black woman in fintech. My industry has to overcome its racism to survive

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New finance players have a chance to be more inclusive—if they don’t fall into the patterns of their predecessors, says one online banking executive. The CEO of Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the U.S., recently attributed the lack of diversity in financial services to a “very limited” talent pool. This struck me as another opinion formed by someone who has spent too much time in the echo chamber of traditional banking. Instead of blaming the pipeline, banking leaders should take a hard look at the barriers they’ve built that keep people of color from accessing—and by extension, pursuing careers—in financial services. Read Full Story

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The hottest new amenity for the rich? On-demand doctors and COVID-19 tests

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Residents at luxury buildings in Manhattan are receiving medical services, such as private emergency rooms and rapid at-home COVID-19 testing, as an added perk. At 15 East 30th Street in Manhattan, where apartments start at $1.4 million, residents have access to sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows, skyline views, hot tubs and pools, and (since last year) membership of their own private emergency room. The Madison House, as the building is known, is one of a growing number of properties that are offering specialty medical care for their residents that now includes at-home COVID-19 testing. Read Full Story

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Can remote work really improve workplace diversity?

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If leaders are serious about their company’s diversity efforts, remote work has the potential to cut down on biases and dramatically expand talent pools. Many parents choose to live in areas that have the best schools . They research test scores and determine what district and neighborhood they think their children will receive the best education. Read Full Story

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