It was such a pleasure engaging with everyone!
Please make sure to connect with me on LinkedIn and let me know if I can support your career growth in any way.
This has been amazing. Thank you all for the thought-provoking discussions. Please continue to ask the questions that will position you for success in your careers. All the best.
I'd like to ask a question of the young professionals here. Why Financial Services? When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in FS and what motivated you?
How to recruit for diversity when your company is located in a primarily Caucasian (and perhaps generally unattractive) city?
Hello, thanks again for doing this. Throughout your respective careers, how have y’all dealt with imposter syndromes (If you have, not too assume or project) ?
And as you’ve climbed the co…
How do you respond to comments like “we just hire the best person of the job, regardless of race or gender”?
Hi All, I will be away for a few hours to grab some lunch and make a couple of phone calls. I'll be back around 2:00 to answer more questions.
What are common mistakes non BIPOCs do that alienate others? Thinking of things we don't realize in meetings/Zooms etc
What was the most challenging experience in your career? How did you overcome it? Thank you.
How do we grow employee resource groups?
What can non-BIPOCs do to help Black professionals feel included at work? What daily action can we take?
What have been the traits of leaders/role models who have impacted your career growth? By extension—what traits have led you to where you are today?
I'd love to know if you've answered Fishbowl's poll question, and how you answered, if you did.
TRUE or FALSE: "I am satisfied with the number of Black professionals at my …
Can you please share what the industry was like back when you started in Finance, and how it's evolved over time?
Good morning! I am so excited to speak with everyone today!
I have my coffee and I'm ready to go, let's get started with the questions.
Good morning and welcome to my home office! I've got my coffee and am looking forward to responding to your questions with Zoe and Ron. I was raised by a single parent in upstate NY (far from NYC!). I've had to ask a lot of questions in my career and look forward to hearing yours!
Good morning! Looking forward to answering your questions today. Please note any comments are my own and do not necessarily reflect Mizuho Americas or Mizuho Financial Group.
I find that it can often be defeating to imagine a long-term career where very few others look like me. What are some things that I should look to for encouragement?
One thing I think BB banks could do a better job of is banding together to recruit POC talent from undergrad. Like starting an internship program that places people at all of them. Are there an effort…
I'm curious if working in Finance has impacted your personal politics at all, and if so, how? Seems like there would be pressure to conform as an outsider?
What other cross functional experience, if at all, best informed your competency/ mastery and leadership in finance?
As a Black person, I feel like I all of a sudden have a lot of interest in my views from BofA, but it's usually on Diversity issues. How have you fought this pigeon-holing throughout your career?
When do you think we'll see a Black CEO at a bulge bracket bank? Feels distressingly hopeless.
Do you ever feel like you were a "diversity hire"? Have you ever thought your coworkers thought of you as such? This is an insecurity I battle all the time.
I graduated from Howard, an HBCU, which is seen beneath a lot of colleges it is superior to by people in our industry. How can we elevate the reputation of HBCUs as recruitment pipelines to the Financ…
As a young person of color in Finance, I sort of feel weird working in an industry that often excludes POC from the financial system, bu gives me a large paycheck compared to my peers. Do you ever exp…
How did you get your start in Finance? What convinced you to stick it out in an industry where so few people look like you?
As a Black man in PE, I often have feelings of tokenism because I'm one of the few Black people at my company. How do you fight these feelings if you have them at all?
What route would anyone recommend for someone trying to make a step up, create an edge in their career. CFA or certificare then diploma in corporate finance from CISI
The pandemic has cause a lot of uncertainty in the market. What are the top three things we should do to remain financially healthy during this time?
How do you see Finance as different from other professional services industries when it comes to Diversity?
Congratulations to all 3 of you for what you’ve accomplished so far. All your journeys are inspiring.
My questions: how do you push for diversity in hiring practices in a meaningful way?
When thinking about accepting a new role - what are some examples of actually drive improved corporate diversity vs. poor ones that only help the company with marketing?