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.

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The Standout 45

Women in FinTech Powerlist 2022

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

From relative newbies determined to make their mark as a future FinTech leader or a role models for the industry, they have hit the ground running and gone beyond their job description. Their contributions to successful projects, innovative ideas and other standout achievements has set them apart.

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Kimberley Abbott, Founder and CEO, Vested Impact

Elizabeth Ajala, Quality Assurance Lead, Monzo

Tara Annison, Head of Technical Crypto Advisory, Elliptic

Shilpa Bangera, Chief Revenue Officer Platform, Finastra

Jade Blay, Security Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group

Simone Bohnenberger, SVP Product, Eigen Technologies

Abi Bryant Spolar, Global Head of Customer Success, Notabene

Zoë Chowney, Founder & CEO, Bacano.io

Emily Corfield, Vice President, Payment Relationship & Sales, Credit Management, JP Morgan

Sophie Falsini, Digital Financial Service Research and Policy Analyst, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Priya Guliani, Co-founder and CEO, EarthID

Grace Harrod, Head of Rise London & FinTech Platform Lead, Barclays

Fiona Jelly, CEO & Co-Founder, ComplyFirst

Rukayyat Kolawole, Founder & CEO, PaceUp Invest

Valerie Kontor, Product Manager, Funding Circle

Ashlyn Lackey, Vice President, Fintech Partnerships, Citi

Sophie Last, Executive Director – Consumer and Digital Finance Legal Team, Goldman Sachs

Irina Mnohoghitnei, Senior Fintech Expert, Bank of England

Monica Monica Nguyen, Client Relationship Lead, ONE

Lizzie Morgan, Director of Financial Crime Intelligence, Monzo

Khumbo Nyirenda, Software Engineer, Zopa

Ruby Pillai, Co-founder & CEO, iWarranty

Cindy van Niekerk, Co founder and CEO, Umazi

Rowan Whittington, Head of Product, Confused.com

Freya Wiggin, Product Manager, Wealth Wizards

Kathryn Wu, Product Manager, Databento

Professional & Financial Services

Professional and financial service professionals that are championing FinTech within their respective teams. They are the inhouse specialist, the go-to for the latest in FinTech trends and an influential voice on sector innovations and diversity in finance.

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Alexis Alexander, General Counsel, Liberis

Helen Beurier, Chief People Officer, Zopa

Amanda Bramall, Head of Talent Acquisition, mmob

Tribeni Chougule, Director, Inclusive Impact and Sustainability, Visa

Marie Chowdhry, General Counsel, Lean Technologies

Hannah Dobson, Co-Lead, Fintech Team UK, Partner KPMG, KPMG

Kate Eadie, Chief Operations Officer, Insignis Cash Solutions

Lyndsey Edgar, VP of Operations, Monzo

Charlotte Fereday, Product Director, 11:FS

Sophie Flynn, Co-founder and CFO, Transact365

Jen Garcia, FinTech Consultant, Gateley

Fiona Ghosh, Partner, EY

Annie Jackson, Head of Talent, Cleo

Yasmin Johal, Lawyer, CMS

Saira Khan, Head of Innovation & Patnerships, First Direct Bank

Rachel Levi, Global Head of Innovation Engineering, Swift

Kate Luton, General Counsel, iwoca

Julia Mathias, Head of Supplier Management, Lloyds Banking Group

Sue McLean, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Jane Michotte, Head of Customer Success, Cogo

Kate Moody, Global Strategy Director, Customer Experience, 11:FS

Ashley Nguyen, Vice President – Global Equity Capital Markets Lead, Digital Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan

Helen Pantelides, Partner, White & Case LLP

Nicole Perry, Strategy Director, Digital Business Growth, 11:FS

Mireia Reyes Mas, Head of HR, Smart Pension

Alisa Rusanoff, Head of Credit, Crescendo Asset Management

Laura Smith, Chief People Officer, Trade Ledger

Veronique Steiner, Executive Director, Head of EMEA High Growth Tech & Head of EMEA Technology, Media and Telecoms, J.P. Morgan

Laura Taylor, Senior Operations Manager, Clearpay

Tanya Thourani, FinTech Go-To-Market Manager, EY

Kama Totherow, VP Professional Services, OptiFunder Corp

Bryony Widdup, Partner, co-lead of the Sustainable Finance and Investment practice and a core member of the Digital Assets and Blockchain practice, Hogan Lovells

Lydia Woodward, Founder and Consultant, LMW PR

Technology Professionals

These ladies are striving to make a contribution in the heart of the Tech part of FinTech. From designing or implementing complex software packages, to making a really innovative contribution to their firm’s systems or processes, they are taking technology to the next level.

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Bronwyn Boyle, Chief Information Security Officer, Mambu

Laura Catterick, Operations, Technology Resilience & Security Change Director, Lloyds Banking Group

Sophie Dermaux, Senior Technical Programme Manager, Onfido

Nataly Dmytryk, Co-Owner, Deep Inspire

Precious Ene, Head of Product Management, LendInvest

Spandana Govindgari, Tech Lead, Meta

Kerry Harrison, Managing Director of Client Services, Thought Machine

Daizy Limo, Technical Program Manager, Meta

Debbie Love, Vice President, Global Program Lead, Visa

Chimmy Ngoma, Sales Enablement Associate, Calastone

Akua Opong, Senior Analyst, LSEG

Jamica Ortiz, Senior Engineering Manager, Thought Machine

Emma Phillips, Engineer, Funding Circle

Ravneet Shah, Chief Technical Officer, Allica Bank

Tina Valand, Technology Director for Accenture Microsoft Business Group, Accenture

Prema Varadhan, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Temenos

Lauren Wright, Head of Data, Advanced Analytics & Insight, Lloyds Banking Group

Policymakers & Regulatory Experts

FinTech is growing up and with adulthood comes responsibility! We are celebrating the women in regulation, government affairs and policy, who play a vital role in encouraging innovation.

Shelley Anderson, Program Director, Alliance for Innovative Regulation

Tunrie Bisi-Afolabi, Legal and Regulatory Counsel, Paystack (owned by Stripe)

Alison Donnelly, Director and Head of Payments, FSCom

Betsy Dorudi, Head of Public Policy, ClearBank

Silvia Duarte, Head of Group Governance, Smart Pension Limited

Lisa Edström, Compliance Director, Brite Payments

Adriana Ennab, Director Public Policy, Credit Suisse

Francesca Hopwood Road, Head of the Bank for International Settlement’s Innovation Hub London Centre, Bank for International Settlements

Ishah Ijaz, Regulatory Sandbox & Innovation Pathways Manager, The Financial Conduct Authority

Sherry Madera, SVP Public Policy & Government Affairs, Mastercard

Rayissa Manning Armata, Senior Head of Regulatory Affairs, IDnow

Yesenia Mendez, Head of Compliance, Array

Paula Steiner, Group Head of Compliance, Fiat Republic

Rosie Teo, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Salary Finance

Victoria Thompson, Founder, Director and Counsel Consultant, Orora, Ashurst, WTT and UCL

Magali Van Bulck, Head of Policy & Campaigns (EMEA), Wise

Catarina Veloso, Legal Engineer and Regulatory Expert, Notabene

Iana Vidal, Director of Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, UK & EU, Clearpay (Block Inc.)


Playing a key role in changing the current funding environment for women founders and entrepreneurs, these ladies are encouraging companies to take their innovative ideas to the next stage.

Seema Amble, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

Julia Andre, Partner, Index Ventures

Chenelle Ansah, VC Investor, Cornerstone Partners & Nell Consulting Ltd

Mercedes Bent, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Elizabeth Davis, Principal, Anthemis

Melissa Donohoe, Vice Principal, Notion Capital

Louise Harvey, Institutional Investor Manager, Seedrs

Georgie Hazell Kivell, Director of Marketing & Operations, Augmentum Fintech

Agata Leliwa Nowicka, Investor / Founder, Female Foundry / Pixel

Deepali Nangia, Partner, Female & Diverse Founders, Speedinvest

Katherine Wilson, Investment Director, Illuminate Financial

Marketers & Communicators

From commanding the authoritative voice of their organisation, to sharing key insights that go beyond traditional media, these women play an important role in showcasing the value of FinTech to the world.

Harriet Allner, Head of Fintech and Finance / Head of PR, Common Industry

Paps Andrews, Marketing and Business Development Adviser for Financial Institutions sector, Financial Services practice and leads the FinTech practice, Hogan Lovells LLP

Anna Antimiichuk, Global Head of Communications, Clausematch

Nadia Benaissa, Global Head of Marketing, Paymentology

Isha Chander, Head of EMEA Marketing, Payments, J.P. Morgan

Nicola Cowburn, Managing Director, Finarama Marketing Ltd.

Jess Denny, Head of Comms & Partnerships, Xapien

Nicki Dyson, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Smart Pension

Becci Furnell, Head of Global Press Office, Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Emmy Granstrom, Global Head of Marketing, SteelEye

Katie Hayes, Head of Marketing, Ozone API

Lucy Heavens, VP, Marketing, Hokodo

Amelia Isaacs, Reporter, AltFi

Elke Karskens, UK Country Director, Coinbase

Gemma Lingham, Director, Head of Fintech UK, FleishmanHillard UK

Kat Mann, Head of PR, Nutmeg

Ani Petrova, Founder, AP Marketing Solutions Ltd

Leigh Rimmer, Head of External Communications, LendInvest

April Rudin, CEO/Founder, The Rudin Group

Vanina Schick, VP Marketing, Luno

Julie Scrase, Senior Editorial Manager, Checkout.com

Phoebe Singer, Marketing and Communications Manager, mmob

Ellie Smith, PR & Communications Manager, Yapily

Zoe Stabler, Senior Writer, Investing, Finder UK

Chantal Swainston, Senior PR Manager, and Founder of The Heard, Wise

CJ (Catherine-Josephine) Tayeh, Founder/CEO, Flank Digital

Emma Thompson, Global VP of Marketing, Railsr (formerly known as Railsbank)

Laura Watkins, Executive Producer, 11:FS

Alexandra White, Marketing and Communications Manager, Harrington Starr

Zhenya Winter, Global Head of Marketing – Financial Messaging, Bottomline

Industry & Knowledge Champions

This new category is open to women who work in international and national hubs or ecosystems; non-governmental organisations; schools, colleges or universities. These people are examples of those who go the extra mile to link industry and academia; or who convene a community of FinTech innovators to create a responsible, diverse and inclusive culture.

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Michelle Beyo, CEO & Founder, Finavator Inc.

Evin Cheikosman, Project Lead, Crypto Sustainability Coalition, World Economic Forum

Gail Concepcion Cruz Macapagal, Country Director, DynaQuest Technology Services Inc.

Meryem Duygun, Professor, Aviva Chair in Risk and Insurance, University of Nottingham

Bridget Greenwood, Founder and CEO, cofounder and managing director, The Bigger Pie, The200BnClub

Gemma Hallett, Head of Skills, FinTech Wales

Yllka Hysaj, London Innovation Hub manager/Research Associate, Imperial College London

Anna Krotova, Director, Sustainability, Mambu

Marion Laboure, Senior Strategist & Lecturer, Deutsche Bank & Harvard University

Natalie Ledward, Head of Vulnerability, Access & Inclusion, Monzo

Lesley Li, CEO, U Impact

Philippa Martinelli, Founder, Phronesis

Francesca Medda, Director Institute of Finance and Technology, University College London and CONSOB

Uloma Ogba, Lead Gender Specialist, Migration and Remittances, United Nations Capital Development Fund

Paulina Roszkowska, Associate Professor of Finance, Hult International Business School & Bayes Business School

Dr. Nashwa Joy Saleh, Associate Professor of Finance & Fintech, Kingston Business School London

Amna Usman Chaudhry, Financial Economist and Strategist for Blockchain, Metaverse and Web 3.0, Consultant at UNICEF, Founding Member of Oxford Blockchain Foundation, Head of AllStarsWomen DAO UAE Chapter, Board Member of the Metaverse Education Council

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


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

Past Powerlists