Women in FinTech Initiative
Promoting diversity and inclusion are priorities for Innovate Finance. That’s why we are aiming to make a difference through our Women in FinTech initiative, which includes regular events, Webinars and Workshops.
Innovate Finance talks and listens to the women in our industry every day – ranging from founders, investors, investment bankers, start-up entrepreneurs and technology experts. We all feel the same: the more we talk about the issues that affect women in FinTech and raise awareness, the easier it becomes to instigate real change.
This is why Innovate Finance created its Women in FinTech initiative in partnership with its members and other stakeholders.
Our aim? To provide a programme of regular events that will include a mix of learning opportunities and community building beyond our successful Powerlist that already celebrates the achievements and talent of women across the FinTech ecosystem. We are passionate about making a real and tangible difference, moving the dial to channel more investment into female-led firms, to encourage more women to become investors or entrepreneurs, and to educate both men and women to make sure this actually happens!
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How to get involved
Women in FinTech 2019 Powerlist
Applications for the Women in FinTech Powerlist are now closed. The team are now busy reviewing all entries, so make sure to check this space for further information.
Learn, Listen, Discuss and Do….
We have designed our programme so that it attracts a wide audience of women: from those starting off in their careers, to those coming back after a break/change of direction and the influential senior ladies at the top of their game. We want them to share experiences and learn from one another.
Our key themes:
We are setting ourselves the challenge of DOUBLING the amount of investment in the UK that goes to women-led startups. Only 3% of the total capital invested in 2018 in UK FinTech companies went to firms with female founders. Join us in our quest to move this up to 6% by the end of 2020!
We want to leverage the voice and convening power of Innovate Finance to showcase other great initiatives and activities. Tell us what you are doing to make a change. Share your successes with us so we can amplify them. Partner with us to organise an event or host a workshop.
Talent & Skills
We will lean on another great Innovate Finance initiative: FinTech for Schools to encourage more young people to consider innovation in Financial Services and entrepreneurship as options for their future careers. We will continue to lobby hard so that our workplaces attract a wide range of employees by making use of flexible working practices and equal pay.
Our Events and Initiatives
A quarterly series of moderated breakfast events that will bring a group of 70+ FinTech women within the ecosystem to meet, greet and hear stories from inspiring speakers (from inside or outside FinTech).
These quarterly panel sessions look to discuss key themes that women face in FinTech.
Regular sessions are run by partners to equip women with the skills they need to succeed in their careers and raise awareness among the FinTech community of the advantages of a diverse workforce.
Women in FinTech Powerlist
Our Women in FinTech Powerlist celebrates some of the amazing female innovators making an impact across FinTech/Financial Services space. The Powerlist 2019 will shine a spotlight on 150 women, across 7 categories, who have made a significant difference across the sector’s many facets.
We want more women FinTech leaders on the stage.
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