Global Women in FINTECH

Global Women in FinTech Collaboration

Leveraging our global campus network, the University of Wollongong is initiating the Global Women’s Fintech Collaboration, focusing on networking, mentoring, and sponsorship opportunities.

Only 2% of FinTechs worldwide have been founded by women, while nine out of 10 firms have no women in the C suite. The problem of underrepresentation is compounded due to the convergence of two industries,  Finance and Technology, each typically dominated by men. There is a need to strategically invest in capacity development in a targeted manner, such as through education, networks, reskilling and redeployment

Led by Professor Grace McCarthy, Dean of the School of Business in Australia, and Professor Payyazhi Jayashree, Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong in Dubai, the Global Women in FinTech Network aims to achieve these goals by highlighting the enablers and impediments for Women in Fintech.

The Network aims to create opportunities for women to develop the requisite skills necessary to be agentic leaders and users of Fintech and thus be equal partners in the FinTech ecosystem. The Network aims to showcase successful women in Fintech and provide opportunities for Women in Fintech to collaborate, and will draw on the expertise of UOW Dubai, Australia and India, as well as on the expertise of our alumni, industry partners and others passionate about gender equity.

 

UOW FinTech webinars

The webinar series will bring together experts and leaders in FinTech from across the globe. It will feature panel discussions with UOW's global FinTech experts and thought leaders, with contributions from alumni and practitioners worldwide. Additionally, the series will showcase the work of UOW academics based in Australia, Dubai, and India.

This series provides an interactive platform for discussion and the sharing of knowledge. Each webinar aims to highlight important FinTech topics, challenges and opportunities within the intersection of finance and technology.

FinTech is driving innovation in delivering and using financial services globally, both in business and the public sector. Fintech is also emerging as a key enabler of financial inclusion, potentially empowering women through access to financial services and digital financial tools. Fintech companies have an opportunity to leverage data and design gender-sensitive financial tools, products and services that allow women to participate fully in the growing fintech ecosystem.

However, evidence shows that women are underrepresented in Fintech. Only 2% of FinTech companies worldwide have been founded by women, while nine out of 10 FinTech firms have no women in the C-suite. The problem of underrepresentation is compounded due to the convergence of two industries, Finance and Technology, each typically dominated by men.

There is a need to strategically invest in capacity development in FinTech in a targeted manner, such as through education, networks, reskilling, and redeployment.

This webinar will feature a powerful panel of women who will explore the topic: Women in FinTech: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.

Moderator

Professor Payyazhir Jayshree, Dean of the School of Business, UOW Dubai

Panel members

Carolyn Breeze - UOW alum and CEO Scalare Partners

Dr Ayesha Bin Loota - Assistant Vice President - Licensing, Supervision and Assurance, Virtual Assets Regulatory Authority - Gov. of Dubai

SriLakshimi Bannigol - Group Chief Information Officer, SwitzGroup IT and Intelligence

Anjani Madhavi - Senior leader - 24 years in the FinTech industry

Thursday 6 June
5pm AEST Australia | 12.30pm IST India | 11am UAE 

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From cutting-edge developments in banking and insurance to in-depth subjects in web development and project management, UOW's FinTech programs cover a wide range of topics focused on this rapidly changing field.

Dive into the world of fintech with our short course option, designed to give you a solid foundation in the latest developments within the industry. Explore the intersection of finance and technology and gain valuable insights into how these advancements are reshaping banking, insurance, and more.

The Graduate Certificate in Financial Technology offers a pathway to either the Master of Financial Technology or, Master of Applied Finance (Financial Technology) degrees. 

The degree blends theoretical insights and practical skills related to modern technological developments in the financial sector. Students will explore how blockchain technology facilitates more transparent, efficient, and secure transactions, by examining digital currencies, smart contracts, tokenisation of assets and decentralised finance.

Students will also learn about the critical need for regulatory developments to address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by innovations in blockchain and cryptocurrency. The degree covers the impact of technology and its impact on banking and the global payment systems, the insurance industry and trading in financial markets. 

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Take your understanding of FinTech to the next level with our comprehensive master's program. Delve deep into the intricacies of the industry, from blockchain technology to algorithmic trading, and equip yourself with the skills needed to thrive in this rapidly evolving landscape.

The Master of Financial Technology combines finance and information technology to provide students with a comprehensive blend of theoretical insights and practical skills related to modern technological developments in the financial sector. Students will explore how blockchain technology facilitates more transparent, efficient, and secure transactions, by examining digital currencies, smart contracts, tokenisation of assets and decentralised finance. Students will also learn about the critical need for regulatory developments to address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by innovations in blockchain and cryptocurrency. The degree covers the impact of technology and its impact on banking and the global payment systems, the insurance industry and trading in financial markets. 

Students' technological skills will be supported through data programming, information visualisation and machine learning subjects.

Students will undertake a FinTech research project on a topic of their choice that allows them to apply the knowledge gained during their studies. The degree will utilise case studies and industry speakers to ensure that content reflects current trends and developments in the FinTech industry.  

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For those seeking a more immersive experience, this extension program offers a comprehensive exploration of FinTech providing students with a deeper and broader understanding.  Students undertaking the UOW Master of Financial Technology (FinTech) Extension will undertake courses in web development, system analysis, and project management.

With the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a professional workplace internship, this program provides a unique pathway to success in the fintech industry.

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