Zara is a Co-Founder of Fig Tech, a social impact company focused on creating socially responsible alternatives to predatory payday loans. By partnering with organizations like the United Way, the Urban League and Catholic Charities, Fig is able to use first hand experience from financial coaches to create low cost, credit building financial products to a segment of borrowers who are continually ignored by mainstream finance.
Prior to Fig, Zara worked on various private equity deals as a a part of Linklater’s Investment Management Group and served as a United Nations Representative for the Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund. She earned her B.A. in Global Affairs from NYU.
Why are you optimistic about the future of work?
The historical view of workers as "cogs in the machine" is rapidly being replaced by ecosystems of autonomy. Democratization of technology means greater potential!