{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Tech ladies that work in fintech: what do you wear to work, and how casual or formal is your dress code? Are they strict on makeup, visible tattoos or hair colour? \n\nI’ve taken a design job in a major bank, and am trying to figure what the dress code is. All my experience has been international consulting and freelance, and since Covid I’ve been only WFH. Nobody has voiced concern about what I’ve always worn, but I want to be conscious of the culture and not stick out too much at the beginning", "post_id": "6248c9eaebfba900339293bf", "reply_count": 11, "vote_count": 1, "bowl_id": "58f8171d753e990016608c07", "bowl_name": "Women in Tech", "feed_type": "bowl" }
null

Tech ladies that work in fintech: what do you wear to work, and how casual or formal is your dress code? Are they strict on makeup, visible tattoos or hair colour?

I’ve taken a design job in a major bank, and am trying to figure what the dress code is. All my experience has been international consulting and freelance, and since Covid I’ve been only WFH. Nobody has voiced concern about what I’ve always worn, but I want to be conscious of the culture and not stick out too much at the beginning

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Our dress code is extremely casual and no, they are not strict about hair color, tattoos or makeup.

like

Ohh that’s a relief- thank you.

In the past I've worn long dress pants that slightly flare at the bottom with boots (I am always cold) and a nice blouse tucked in with a belt. Sometimes I've worn a suit jacket but most women just wear cardigans. Seriously though, ask your recruiter or HR rep or your boss. It's possible they allow jeans nowadays after covid and you might be the only one not wearing jeans if you assume you have to dress up. I might avoid wearing a dress on the first day if you're afraid of looking overdressed

I always wear some makeup because my face looks boring without it and I notice most women over 30 wear a little makeup. I would say make sure your hair is neat and completely up to you if you want to wear makeup or do nails.

likehelpful

I really appreciate this comment too. I work in tech CSM and my customers are multinational banks, and feel the same confusion about level of dress. And, I'm often the only woman in the room! This is good guidance, and feels safe, looking professional but not like you're heading off to a cocktail party.

like

I’d start a notch higher with flare. Looking professional and hip never hurts. Women are judged as more competent when they have a little style/flare based on old makeup and hair studies.

You can rent to manage costs.

like

I’ve been at Square and another fintech startup. Same dress code as the rest of tech. Casual. But a bank might be different

like

Why are they making you go in?

like

It’s going to be “hybrid” apparently… whatever they decide that means

like

Business casual when in office. We are still in WFH mode - though the offices are open for those who wish to work there.

When WFH, t shirts and hoodies and polo shirts are common. I would not wear tank tops with spaghetti straps - that’s a little too casual.

No rules regarding makeup/hair dye/tattoos. Encouraged to bring your whole self to work.

like

At a bank, it would be business and not business casual. Sartorial signaling for “getting the job you want and not the job you have” worked for me.

Additional Posts

Posted a message that I’m looking for work on a networking group. Someone sent me their portfolio and resume. FYI, If you’re looking for work reading comprehension might be required.

likefunny

Any new joiners in Deloitte from Accenture? Even in Accenture, WLB used to be bad.. Is it worse in Deloitte ? Yet to accept the Deloitte offer so looking for some suggestions 😀

like

My PD is Sept 2017, EB2. I feel I have no roots anywhere. I wish I could take bold decisions, but GC holds me back. Its nice day to day, but long term- I'm not sure what my life holds.

like

What is difference between BAC and several other related tickers such as BAC-PK, BAC-PL,BAC-PM Etc.?

like

French cuffs are for VP and up.

like

What are good recruiting companies and which ones should I stay away from

like

Got my first RRK interview for the Big Data and Analytics Cloud Consultant role at Google. Any tips on what best to prepare for? Just straight up tech questions on Big Data, past experience, or Hypothetical/System Design questions?

like

Xrp to $50 in December

likefunny

Would you rather have a really early start time and get out early or have a later start but more time in the morning?

like

If I got between 65-70 percent in practice Becker exam for audit, do you think it’s safe for me to take exam or should I study more?

like

Silicon Valley — looking for corporate and labor/employment associates! DM me

like

How are you investing your 401k? Just the ‘default’ provider retirement portfolio?

like

Pharma/health vs general marketing - which do you prefer? More stability? Better for PM?

like

I have final round interviews with a mix of attorneys and business folks for an in-house position (doing transactional work). Any suggestions on good questions to ask? Thanks!

like

Does anyone else struggle to define how ambitious they want to be? I feel like I’ve always pushed to be the best and achieve the next milestone, and I think if I tried I could become a partner or executive or what have you (I’m a manager now). But I’m also tempted to switch over to a less stressful, internal job (for the same pay, just less steep comp growth) and just be comfortable and enjoy life (contd)

like

Anyone who went from big law to in-house actually have it worse? Looking to transition for a better QOL but I know it can be a hit or a miss. IF a miss, how BAD of a miss?

like

How would you handle a person at your job that makes inappropriate jokes in public? Just curious ...

like

Is a 2-day deadline to accept or decline a job offer normal right now?

like

When you are assigned many tasks/work papers at the same time with tight deadline, how do you many sure you have paid attention to all the details and no stupid errors remain before you submit it?

like

Hello guys, I got offer from Accenture India as IT ops associate and I want to know if I can switch into front end development after completion of 1 year at Accenture or changing company is the only way??

Thanks in advance and help me with 11 likes :)Accenture

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal