Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech Report Released

The Digital Finance Institute, a Toronto-based think tank, is pleased to release its report showcasing the 50 top women in FinTech in Canada.

“We’re proud to launch Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech report which highlights impactful women in emerging technologies for financial services,” said Ellis Odynn, the Executive Director of the Digital Finance Institute, “and to continue the Institute’s support of women in tech.”

Five years ago, the Digital Finance Institute partnered with SWIFT Innotribe to publish the first white paper on women in FinTech and was a global trailblazer in starting the conversation about the inclusion of women in the rapidly growing financial technology sector. The Institute also co-launched the popular FemTech Leaders series which highlighted the leadership and achievements of women in the FinTech & AI community globally, right here in Canada.

The top 50 women in this report were selected based on their leadership, vision, innovation, level of engagement, impact and their commitment to the FinTech community. The Institute conducted a Canada-wide study on the FinTech ecosystem, which included in-depth research with leaders in the financial technology sector to select the top 50 women.

“At the Digital Finance Institute, we support world class financial technology being developed in Canada, much of it by women, and with this Report we highlight accomplishments to help drive investment and the formation of key partnerships to move the sector forward inclusively,” Odynn said.

The Institute has also launched the Scotiabank FemTech Leader of the Year Award to recognize a woman leader in FinTech at the 5th Annual Canadian FinTech & AI Awards gala event in Toronto on November 18, 2019. The Institute is co-hosting a women in tech mentorship and networking event as part of the inaugural Canada FinTech Week taking place from August 12 to August 15, 2019 in Toronto.

The Digital Finance Institute is a think tank for thought leadership in FinTech, financial innovation and financial inclusion.
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