Lack of diversity in Banking/Finance
Let me start off by making a couple of points:
Everything I will say is strictly my opinion or experiences that I have had
My experiences have led me to have a certain mindset and I am simply posting to see if anyone else feels this way or has any comments
To keep it simple, I think there is a major diversity issue in Banking. From my personal experiences, I have seen over 40 banks where the team is literally nothing but white people. I have been to super-days where 100% of the employees in a bank are White. The one rare non-white person you will see will be working as a receptionist. I recently went to a super-day where there were 53 people there in total. 3 of them were minorities, 50 of them white. Now I understand that there is a way larger population of white people in general to minorities but I personally do not think this is all by coincidence. I am also not saying that these people are being racist against minorities but someone please help me understand why this is. I understand Finance is a white dominated industry, but I honestly do not think that minorities are given a fair chance in Banking.
This has gotten to the point where I feel inferior in an interview when there is a white male also interviewing. I don't expect anyone that is white to understand how I feel because it is very difficult to explain when you are the minority. Is there anyone that also feels this or am I the only person?