Fintech may have shaken up the financial landscape, but in terms of diversity, there remains much to be done. Four leading women in the world of fintech share their views.
Fintech is a brave new world of creativity and exploration, but you wouldn’t necessarily know that by looking at the boards of most leading institutions in the sector. According to a 2018 LendIt survey, only 37 per cent of fintech employees are female, with representation dropping to just 19 per cent at C-suite level. Although the number of women in fintech is steadily improving, there remain systemic flaws in the systems that create barriers to gender diversity and hinder women’s rise to the top.