Applications to the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2023
are now closed


Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022 Lead Sponsor

Our highly anticipated Women in FinTech Powerlist celebrates some of the amazing women making an impact across the FinTech and Financial Services space. The Powerlist 2022 will shine a spotlight on 250 women across 8 categories who have made a significant difference across the sector’s many facets.

Our panel of independent judges will select the Standout 45; those who are making a real and lasting impact in FinTech, over and above their day-to-day role.

To read more about our Women In FinTech Initiative, click to find out more.

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Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022 Lead Sponsor

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022 Lead Sponsor


Women in FinTech Powerlist
2022 Supporter

Women in FinTech Programme Sponsor

Meet the Judges

Amy French

Director, Level39

Charleen Sparks

Charleen Sparks

Senior Innovation Manager Fintechs and Partnerships, Lloyds Banking Group

Chris Woolard CBE

Chair, EY Global Regulatory Network, EY

Isabella Cawthorne

Isabella Cawthorne

HR Director, EMEA, IPC

Joanne Dewar
Julian Wells

Director, Whitecap Consulting

Lisa Moyle

Chief Strategy Officer, VC Innovations

Lloyd Wahed

Founder CEO, Mana Search

Meeghan Salcedo

Chief People Officer, IPC

Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer, Harrington Star

Philippa Martinelli

Founder & Managing Director, Phronesis

Hear from previous years’ Standout winners


As one of the Standout #35 Women in the FinTech (2019), this pivotal initiative has facilitated my creating closer synergy between industry/academia, as follows. First, invites to speak about the National FinTech Network/FinTrust research at CogX/international conferences, universities and reviewing FinTech research applications. Second, increasing my industry footprint: input to organisational strategy, multiple panel invitations, commenting on policy/regulatory innovation around Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR)―named as a ‘Founder’ of the CDR movement led by Rob Price (formerly Worldline). Likewise, working with Moneyline and the Aster Foundation in addressing how FinTech can assist in alleviating financial exclusion in the UK/globally (funding: The Gates Foundation).

– Karen Elliot, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise/Innovation (FinTech), Newcastle University


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Powerlist Criteria

To be eligible for the list, nominees should have the following minimum requirements:

  1. To have worked in FinTech or a FinTech-related field for a minimum of at least 12 months.
  2. To have made some key contributions to their organisation or the FinTech space in the past 12 months and to be able to provide us with solid examples that go beyond job descriptions (thought leadership, mentoring etc.)

In order to be recognised for the “standout” distinction, applicants need to demonstrate how they have made a real and significant difference above and beyond their daily work, performed outstandingly or inspired others within the FinTech ecosystem.


  • Nominees cannot be submitted by external PR companies on- behalf of their clients
  • Previous applicants and PowerList alumni are welcome but please make sure any previous submission is updated.



23rd November 2022
Open Date for Applications / Nominations for WIF Powerlist.


16 January 2023
Deadline for applications/nominations.


17th January 2023
Judging commences.


7 March 2023
Successful applicants will be informed of the status of their application and if they have been included in the 2022 list.


8 March 2023

Publication date of WIF Powerlist 2022


16th March 2023
WIF Powerlist celebratory event.


Past Powerlists