Yasaman Hadjibashi is the Co-founder and CEO of Stretch, a financial technology company that helps people impacted by incarceration make and manage money. Prior to Stretch, Yassi held various senior executive roles in product and data across Citi and Barclays. She was the Global Head of Data and Analytics in Citi’s Global Consumer Bank and served as the Group Chief Innovation as well as Group Chief Data Officer for Barclays across all its businesses in Africa. She is an alumna of the U.S. Presidential Leadership Scholars Program and was named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2019 by the National Diversity Council. She was also Global Leader and Data Leader of the Year by Information Age’s Women in I.T. Awards in 2018 and 2019 for her business and community leadership. Yassi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Building for underserved communities: Holistic thinking for fintech’s biggest inclusion challenges
Fintech has long been touted as a transformative way to promote diversity and provide access to financial services to historically underserved or ill served groups. Many times diversity exists at the brand level and focuses on affinity. This panel focuses on the product level, identifying systemic challenges and barriers that have left groups marginalized or underserved.