- The number of Black staffers in the financial industry has budged little in recent years.
- Black employees comprise 10% of entry-level workers in financial services while representing 3% of C-suite executives.
- Racial equity in the financial space is important given the industry’s widespread impact on the economy.
During his time at UCLA, Kenny Haywood networked with alumni, landed a prime summer internship, and applied for dozens of positions to kick-start a career in finance.
So by winter, as he approached the end of his senior year, Haywood, 21, said there wasn’t much more he could do but wait.