Get inspired, there are groundbreaking women in Fintech. These women have marched forward despite the obstacles and found a way to make themselves heard in the Fintech space.
The world of fintech (financial-tech) is often described as revolutionary and innovative in its impact on the modern financial world and the use of cutting edge technology to deliver financial services.
Like many technological advances, the industry has made, it still lags behind in a major way: its lack of inclusion of women since the industry first took off in the ’90s. Decades later, women still face major barriers to entry in this male-dominated industry that historically dismisses the value, talent and insight countless women have to offer.
Take a look at Google as an example, a company deemed as one of the most innovative across the globe—just 30.9% of their overall workforce is women, and only 21.9% of them are in tech positions. Additionally, Innovate Finance’s 2019 Venture Capital Investment Report cites that female founders comprise just 17% of fintech companies, and as for VC fintech funding, women receive just 3% of the shares compared to men.
While the lack of inclusion and diversity in this industry is pervasive, there are women who have marched forward despite the obstacles and found a way to make themselves heard in this space.
This visual designed by CreditRepair showcases some of the female leaders who have made a way for themselves in an industry where it didn’t seem possible, along with their words of wisdom to remind you that no matter how ambitious your career dreams are, they can be achieved with determination and resilience!
Infographic: Women in Fintech – Success Lessons from the Underrepresented by CreditRepair.com