Black History Month: 5 Influencers in the Fintech and Banking Industry
Five African American business icons to admire and honor every day.
To celebrate African American History Month, we will recognize five African American influencers (it was hard to pick just five) who have built a path for their successors and whose contributions have become instrumental in shaping the future of business, finance, and fintech. Let’s celebrate them, thank them, and acknowledge their hard work.
#1 Ursula Burns, African American Female CEO
Burns is the first African-American woman to lead an S&P 500 company, becoming a historic contributor to the female empowerment movement for women across the world. In 2015, she helped generate $18 billion in revenue as Xerox CEO.
In addition to her immense contributions in fintech, Burns continues to give back to the community through the Change the Equation foundation, a non-profit organization launched by the Obama administration in 2010, with focus on STEM education programs.
Her achievements far outweigh a simple post. Click here to learn more about this pioneering woman.
Why We Honor Black History Month
At LendingPoint, we celebrate the variety of cultures, backgrounds, creeds and beliefs that make us who we are — not just this month but every day. Make sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to join our celebration of Black History Month, and click here to learn more about African American History Month.