TAKING ACTION

TO EFFECT CHANGE


PEAK6 is creating a coalition. A group of organizations called FINTECH IN ACTION, dedicated to Black inclusion in finance and fintech. Now. And in the future.

While we’ve always believed in inclusion for the industry, we’re learning that’s not enough. We know that we, and others, need to be more intentional about fighting systemic racism and find ways to actively engage in creating change.

For our first initiative, we’re proud to partner with Greenwood Project, a non-profit launched in 2016 by two African-American founders with financial industry backgrounds. Greenwood Project introduces Black and other minority high school and college students to careers in the financial industry with paid summer internships, educational field trips and its summer Financial Institute. They have created a model that is ready to grow and expand in tangible ways. And we want to help.

THE GOAL

FINTECH IN ACTION is focused on increasing the pipeline of Black students well-prepared for careers in the finance and fintech industries, in addition to effecting long-term change through hiring, promotion and retention practices.

HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION

  • Join the FINTECH IN ACTION coalition
  • Donate financial support
  • Serve as a 2020 volunteer with Greenwood Project
  • Mentor Greenwood Project high school and college students
  • Hire a Greenwood Project alum
  • Create a 2021 internship program
  • Include Greenwood Project in your 2021 planning

Connect with us to join the coalition or learn more about FINTECH IN ACTION