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Women in FinTech: Promoting diversity and inclusion

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  • Online - 5pm AEST Australia | 12:30 PM IST India | 11am UAE

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.


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

Panel members

  • Anjani Madhavi - Senior leader - with 24 years experience in the FinTech industry
  • 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

Thursday, 6 June, 2024
5pm AEST Australia | 12:30 PM IST India | 11am UAE