Multicultural bankers

About Us

Multicultural Banker Belgium is a network and platform dedicated to enhancing the visibility of multicultural bankers and promoting greater cultural inclusivity within the finance sector. Our main priorities are to increase visibility of multicultural role models (inside and outside the financial sector), recruiting and promoting multicultural talents, making the culture of finance more inclusive and addressing biases in HR practices and microaggressions at work.

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Multicultural bankers

Our Vision

  • Make sure that multicultural inclusion becomes part of the financial sector’s DNA.

  • Contribute to attracting, developing and retaining multicultural talents.

  • Mentor and sponsoring multicultural talents, equipping them with useful tools for their career.

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Multicultural bankers

Our values

  • Equity: When displaying acts of equity, we emphasise on creating a space where we acknowledge, support and accept those of different backgrounds, identities and unique circumstances in the finance sector.  

  • Diversity: Diversity for us means brining the spirit of interconnectedness within the finance sector. In order for us to bring this change to the finance sector, we need to be the change, and being the community that produces people who live by the value of diversity. 

  • Inclusion: Being inclusive means putting our values in practice. We want to drive an inclusive culture in the finance sector, as well as giving multicultural bankers the opportunity to let their voices be heard. 

  • Belonging: We want to create a network where people of different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and religions will feel a sense of belonging and be accepted within the network. In promoting this we want to foster opportunities for growth for multicultural bankers in the finance field.  

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Our Methodology

Multicultural Bankers Belgium works through 6 dedicated workstreams: Inclusion, Networking, Communication, Data, HR Processes and Pledge/Governance. Each workstream is made up of multicultural bankers, volunteers and allies from various financial institutions and backgrounds.

Inclusion

The Inclusion Workstream works in inclusive initiatives within the finance sector. This includes working on psychological safety in a company, working on the reality of working with each other and so forth.

Inclusion

Chair: Nadine Muhigiri Badesire (Euroclear)
Networking

The Networking Workstream is in charge of connecting multicultural institutions within the finance sector. It plays a central role in expanding opportunities, building relationships, and enriching the network's collective expertise.

Networking

Chair: Anais Mashini (Belfius), Co-Chair: Dahyeon Lee (KBC)
Communication

The Communication Workstream is responsible for crafting and disseminating effective messaging that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, fostering transparent and impactful communication in the finance sector. It plays a pivotal role in raising awareness, building partnerships, and showcasing the network's commitment to a culturally diverse environment.

Communication

Chair: Jason-Louise Graham (ING)
Data

The Data Workstream is tasked with collecting, analysing, and leveraging data to drive inclusive decision-making and enhance diversity-related initiatives within the finance sector. It plays a crucial role in measuring progress, identifying disparities, and implementing data-driven strategies to promote inclusivity and equitable representation.

Data

Chair: Laura Lumingu (KBC)
HR Processes

The HR Processes workstream provides best practices and workshops to HR people about key issues, equal pay, good case practices etc. This depends on the needs of the different institutions and helping HR people being more inclusive in their processes.

HR Processes

Chair: Sendrine Baya-Kayiba (Euroclear)
Pledge/Governance

The Pledge/Governance Workstream in the Multicultural Bankers Network ensures adherence to operational protocols, regulatory standards, and ethical practices, maintaining transparent decision-making processes and safeguarding the network's integrity. It plays a pivotal role in upholding accountability, risk management, and sustainable governance.

Pledge/Governance

Chair: Chantal Kamatari (BNP Paribas Fortis)