By Jaime McDougall – Senior Director of Marketing at DailyPay and Co-chair of DailyWomen.
This Women’s History Month feels different. It feels more important than prior years because of the extraordinary health crisis, racial tension and social justice movements that are occurring all around us today.
Unemployment is high, especially among women minorities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
There is also the increased burden of childcare, with many school-aged children still at home. Moms are bearing the brunt of home schooling and other responsibilities in the home more than before. In fact, almost 3 million women have left the workforce for the reason that pandemic started, many giving up the dream jobs they labored their complete lives to safe.
This 12 months has taken a toll on girls’s total well being – psychological, bodily and monetary, so we have to take a look at methods we might help to ease the burden and make girls’s lives simpler the place we will.
What we’re doing about it
I don’t take without any consideration the chance I’ve to carry up different girls round me. Because the founder and co-chair of DailyWomen and as a senior voice at fintech chief DailyPay, I present up daily interested by these questions:
- How can our expertise profit all People — particularly the 56% of ladies on our platform?
- How can we create an atmosphere inside DailyPay that may permit all feminine staff within the group to thrive and be the perfect variations of themselves?
FinTech Serving to Ladies’s Entry to Finance
Our monetary system is flawed. Its design advantages the rich and penalizes the poor. We see this clearly within the thriving $11 billion payday mortgage business that disproportionately impacts minorities and single-parent houses the place girls are sometimes the only suppliers.
DailyPay’s expertise is democratizing the best way individuals entry their pay. Via partnerships with among the largest employers within the U.S, we’re opening entry to cash for all staff, and particularly for girls. I’ve met many of those robust and hard-working girls throughout the nation. We take particular curiosity within the function that girls play of their households, particularly, because it pertains to their funds.
What all these girls have in frequent is they’re hard-working and deserve the identical entry to monetary fluidity as everybody else.
We Win With Variety
I’m particularly proud to work for a company that basically practices what they preach. Our 300+ particular person firm not solely has a Head of Diversity & Inclusion, however a Variety Management Committee and worker useful resource teams (like DailyWomen). At DailyPay, we additionally donate to many causes that have an effect on girls’s well being and wellness.
We’re proud that just about half of our workforce self-identify as girls in a male-dominated business. That is particularly necessary to us as nearly all of our customers are feminine. Via our variety of background, expertise, opinions and views, we proceed to construct a sustainable enterprise.
Variety is extra than simply the sum of our many elements. At DailyPay, we imagine it’s our superpower. It’s how we win.
What you are able to do?
Have fun girls, particularly this month, by addressing their wants. Don’t cease there. Take a step again. Consider how one can make variety and the various wants of ladies part of your DNA. All of us have a duty to acknowledge these truths and the inequities that exist at present, after which to do our half to beat them.
If you’re a pacesetter in your group, pay attention to the way you’re exhibiting up for girls — your purchasers and companions in addition to the ladies inside your group.
Variety, fairness and inclusion aren’t nearly ticking a field, they’re about understanding completely different views and performing on them. That’s what makes good enterprise sense.
Comfortable Ladies’s Historical past Month