We’re committed to building a world where underserved people everywhere have financial access, choice, and control. People need access to financial systems, including credit and all the opportunity credit brings. Within those systems, they need choices, so they can do what they want to do, what they need to do, and what they should do with their money. Finally, we want more people everywhere to be in control of their finances, as active participants in their own financial lives — whether they are budgeting, saving, investing, or learning.
BELIEVE IN PEOPLE
Understand and dismantle bias. Uphold your commitments; have confidence in others’ ability to uphold theirs. Give and seek feedback that is direct, honest, and actionable. Help each other grow.
LISTEN & LEARN
Start with an open mind. Engage with other points of view. Find out why. Share what you learn. Turn learnings into action.
PROVE POTENTIAL BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY
Cultivate curiosity. Ask questions relentlessly and thoughtfully experiment. Look for new and better evidence. Make rigorous, data-driven decisions that optimize for our people's’ needs.
TAKE THE FIRST RISK
Stand up for what you believe in. Challenge the status quo. Embrace what you don’t know and ask for help. Act on what you learn as a team.
PUT POWER IN PEOPLE’S HANDS
Learn from everyone. Lead by serving. Enable the growth of others and empower them to shine. Set destinations, not paths. Give credit where it’s due.
CHALLENGE OUR LIMITS
Be honest. Embrace mistakes as opportunities for learning. Change what isn’t working. Adapt with positivity. Power through adversity. Celebrate progress, big and small. We’re all in this together.
As a woman-led company, Tala is passionately committed to changing the narrative around entrepreneurship in tech, and leadership in Silicon Valley. Our founder & CEO explores this in depth in Lenny Letter. Read it here! http://www.lennyletter.com/work/a546/changing-silicon-valley-entrepreneurship-culture-from-the-inside-out/
We believe in people from every type of background — around the world, and within our company. We call this #RadicalTrust.
If we get this right, and I know we will, the future of finance will be less transactional and more human, built on trust and a belief in people. - Shivani Siroya, Tala Founder & CEO