AFME’s Diversity Virtual Conference: Intersectionality in Banking
Intersectionality in Banking
Intersectionality in banking: What is it? How does it affect the workforce? March 11, 2021 from 14:00 to 16:20 GMT
Intersectionality looks at the complex and cumulative ways in which discrimination can overlap and affect people. People are subject to discrimination based on race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, economic status, class, disability to name but a few. To understand the importance of looking at these issues through a intersectional lens, we must try to understand where exclusion exists and how it manifests itself, particular in the workplace. We will be discussing the definition, meaning and significance of intersectionality and encouraging an open and honest conversation around its ability to highlight that whilst we are all linked, our unique experiences must be recognised and supported. We would like people to have actionable takeaways to use within their organisations as well as in their own lives.