New Fintech Group Focused on Building Diverse Global Community

Bruce Burke

Apr 30, 2022

Although diversity in the financial services industry has improved, it still has a long way to go. But one new fintech group is hoping to create change through bringing together a network of diverse professionals to create a global meeting community.

Although diversity in the financial services industry has improved, it still has a long way to go. But one new fintech group is hoping to create change through bringing together a network of diverse professionals to create a global meeting community.


The Fintech Virtual Lunch, a New York-based group is building a new global network community and wants to help foster change through inclusion of all professionals.


Presented by The Walker Group, the virtual meeting network is a rapidly growing group that recently announced the launch of its new web-based membership portal with integrated meeting services, live chat, forum, newsletters, blogs, and more.


“We want to include everyone worldwide in our meetings, membership, and in our community charters. The promise of fintech is inclusion in financial services, we want to make that same promise to our membership community,” said Wayne Brown, the group’s founder. “We are an all-inclusive organization that rejects any discrimination whatsoever, and advocates inclusion regardless of social origin, country, race, religion, or nationality.”


Due to these values The Fintech Virtual Lunch is a rapidly growing organization with its membership increasing daily. Although there are various segmented groups for people of color, women, and other minorities in financial services, these types of groups sometimes seem to have the opposite effect, further separating these individuals from the industry. The fintech group includes everyone, there are no silos.


“We’re gaining a lot of attention, with both senior executives, as well as early-stage start-ups joining the community. At the same time, we’ve created opportunities for leading brands to interact with our membership, and support this community,” says Mr. Brown. “Sponsoring organizations can derive many benefits from engagement.” The group has created several communication channels for members where brands can join the conversation and engage the membership through community meetings, video sessions, forum discussions, chat groups, live messenger, newsletter, and more.


In creating a virtual meeting platform, The Walker Group wanted to open the lines of communication with the global fintech community. Creating these channels allows both the organization, and its members to communicate seamlessly. In many cases with apps and platforms they are already using, such as Slack, YouTube and more.


“Everyone is an individual and has their own way they like to communicate, share, and learn with others. We want to engage the community as many ways as we can,” confides CEO Brown. “Every member, meeting, and community charter is important.”