408. Insights: Women in fintech: has anything changed?

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408. Insights: Women in fintech: has anything changed?

Sarah Kocianski hosts today and is joined by some wonderful women in fintech to talk about gender, diversity and inclusivity in financial services. Guests on today's show are: Charlotte Crosswell - CEO at Innovate Finance, Wincie Wong - Head of Rose Review Implementation at Natwest, and Evelina Vrabie - CTO at Toucan.

With International Women’s Day having just passed, this episode is all about women in fintech. It's no secret that technology and financial services have a gender diversity problem, and in this Insights show, Sarah Kocianski alongside 3 accomplished women in fintech dive into how, and if, this is changing.

This week's guests are:

  • Charlotte Crosswell - CEO at Innovate Finance
  • Wincie Wong - Head of Rose Review Implementation at Natwest
  • Evelina Vrabie - CTO at Toucan

Why is diversity in fintech important? As we discuss in the show, there is strong evidence that diversity can improve the performance of organizations, particularly those relying on creativity and innovation. But what are the barriers to entry? STEM subjects have always been a gateway into tech and financial services careers and we talk about why the number of young women pursuing these subjects has only seen marginal changes.
And finally, we talk about how far we have come over the years. What's changed? What has remained the same? And what is the future of gender diversity in fintech?

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Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates, Leda Glyptis and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Charlotte Crosswell, Evelina Vrabie, and Wincie Wong.