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.

Also amongst those on the Powerlist are the Standout 45; a selection of 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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The Standout 45

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022

  • Senior Leaders

Senior Leaders

Senior leaders truly driving forward change within the FinTech space, above and beyond their day-to-day role. They have excelled in their career, but are also passionate about helping others make progress in theirs – through mentoring, setting up support groups to share experiences or voluntary work.

Jeeta Bandopadhyay, Co-founder and COO, Tookitaki

Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO and Co-founder, Alliance for Innovative Regulation (AIR)

Claire Barratt, Chief Operating Officer, Orbital

Karen Barrett, Founder & CEO, Unbiased

Sujata Bhatia, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Monzo

Sofie Blakstad, CEO, hiveonline

Savitri Bobde, Head, Customer Experience and Operations, Niyo (Finnew Solutions)

Michaela Brady, Senior Vice President, Global Markets & Financial Technology, Silicon Valley Bank UK

Anna Brailsford, CEO, Code First Girls

Naomi Braisby, HR Director, Landbay

Louise Brett, Vice Chair Deloitte UK and UK & NSE FinTech and FS Innovation Leader, Deloitte

Ugne Buraciene, Group CEO, payabl.

Kanika Chaganty, Chief Data Officer, Brit Insurance

Helen Child, Founder and CEO, Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Chryssi Chorafa, Founder and CEO, StarLiX

Jude Cook, CEO & Co-Founder, Share In Ltd

Holly Coventry, Vice President, International Open Banking Payments, American Express

Sabrina Del Prete, Founder and CEO, Kore Labs

Amber Ghaddar, Founder/CIO & Founder/Managing Director, AllianceBlock / 200BnClub

Vicky Gosling, Chief Strategy Officer, Auden

Rachael Greaves, Chief Executive Officer, Castlepoint Systems

Gabrielle Haddad, Founder & COO, Sigma Ratings, Inc.

Margaret Hartigan, Founder and CEO, Marstone Inc.

Caroline Hazlehurst, President, Moove

Louise Hill, Co-founder and COO, GoHenry

Ren Hooi, Founder and CEO, Lightning Reach (Lightning Social Ventures Ltd)

Paula Hunter, Executive Director, Mojaloop Foundation

Nadia Ismadi, Co Founder & CEO, Pod

Lisa Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Funding Circle

Edwina Johnson, Head of Global, Alloy

Naimisha Katikaneni Rao, Co-founder, Gullak Money

Emma Kisby, CEO, EMEA, Cogo

Dipti Kulkarni, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Kimberley Meehan, Chief Customer Officer, Stash

Claire Melling, Head of Bank of APIs, NatWest Group

Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly, SVP, EMEA Banking & Payments, FIS

Lili Metodieva, Managing Director, Monneo

Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Managing Director, FNZ

Martha Mghendi-Fisher, Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN 

Farnoush Mirmoeini, Co-founder, KYC Hub

Helen Mitchell, Head of sustainability and social impact, AlterX Living UK LLP

Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, Chief Strategy Officer, Blend

Sucharita Mukherjee, Co-founder and CEO, Kaleidofin Private Limited

Inga Mullins, CEO, Fluency

Neeta Mundra, Financial Services Transformation Leader, Salesforce

Tea Muratovic, CoFounder, Managing Partner, Seasonax

Maggie Mwase, Co-Founder & COO, VPD MONEY

Nika Naghavi, Executive Director- MNOs, MFS Africa

Zoe Newman, US Managing Director, Capital on Tap

Tram Anh Nguyen, co-founder, CFTE

Eimear O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Form3

Louise O’Shea, CEO, Confused.com

Ijeoma Okoli, Director, Digital Economy Initiative

Lavinia Osbourne, Founder, Women in Blockchain Talks

Princess Oti, Chief Operating Officer, Kaoshi

Stephanie Pagni, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Monzo

Diana Paredes, CEO and co-founder, Suade

Donna Parisi, Global Head of Financial Services and FinTech, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Maria Pasquale, Co-Founder, UpSpark

Hephzi Pemberton, CEO, Equality Group

Isabel Pitt, Product Director, Shieldpay

Omega Poole, Head of Funds Management, LendInvest

Lissele Pratt, Co-founder, Capitalixe

Seema Prem, Co-Founder & CEO, FIA Technology Services Pvt.Ltd.

Catherine Prentke English, Co-Founder and CMO, Harness Wealth

Christina Qi, CEO, Databento

Uma Rajah, CEO & Founder, CapitalRise

Emily Reid, Global Head of FinTech and Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Fiona Roach Canning, Co-Founder and CEO, Pollinate

Kate Ross, Chief Delivery Officer, Smart

Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder, AZA Finance

Joanne Safo, CEO & Founder, Lukango

Roxane Sanguinetti, Head of Strategy, GHCO

Lana Schwartzman, Head of Regulatory & Compliance, Notabene

Maria Scott, CEO and Founder, TAINA Technology

Samantha Seaton, CEO, Moneyhub

Bobbie Shrivastav, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Benekiva

Swati Sinha, Co-Founder, Vitto – Microfinance.AI

Amber Skinner-Jozefson, Chief Executive Officer, e.pop

Joanne Smith, Founder and Executive Chair, Recordsure & TCC Group

Terrie Smith, Co Founder and Global Ambassador, DIGISEQ Ltd

Stella Smith, Founder and CEO, pirkx

Yoko Spirig, CEO, Ledgy

Ioana Surpateanu, Chief Innovation Officer / NED, Swash / Crypto UK / Multichain Asset Managers Association

Jessica T. Naga, CEO, Mindex Group

Michelle Tran, Co-Founder // Head of Enterprise Sales, NYC FinTech Women // Vestwell

Jane Turner, CEO, Centtrip Ltd

Muskan Varshney, Director, SS&C Blue Prism

Lucy Vernall, Company Secretary, General Counsel and Chief People Officer, Funding Circle

Ruth Wandhöfer, Chair PSR Panel, Gauss Ventures & GC Partners and PSR Panel

Shabnam Wazed, Founder and CEO, AGAM International Ltd

Nicola Weedall, Co-Founder, Hydr

Sue Whittington, COO, Smart

Sarah Williams-Gardener, CEO, FinTech Wales

Sabrina Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Copper.co

Wincie Wong, Head of Services Technical Capability, NatWest Group

Siobhan Wright, Chief of People, Trust Payments

Frances Zelazny, CEO, Anonybit

  • Rising Stars
  • Professional & Financial Services
  • Technology Professionals
  • Policymakers & Regulatory Experts
  • Investors
  • Marketers & Communicators
  • Industry & Knowledge Champions

Meet the Judges


Amy French

Director, Level39


Charleen Sparks

Senior Innovations Manager FinTech and Partnerships, Lloyds Banking Group


Chris Woolard CBE

Chair, EY Global Regulatory Network, EY


Helen Child

Founder, Open Banking Excellence


Isabella Cawthorn

HR Director, IPC


Julian Wells

Director, Whitecap Consulting


Lisa Moyle

Chief Strategy Officer, VC Innovations

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Lloyd Wahed

Founder & CEO, Mana Search


Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer, Harrington Star


Nick Giles

Co-founder, Seven Hills


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