Celebrating a vision
We’re celebrating women in financial technology in November at the Digital Finance Institute. Approximately two years ago, in November 2014, we started the dialogue at the Digital Finance Institute that led to the creation of the first white paper on Women in FinTech, supported and published by Swift, that was their most downloaded white paper ever.
It took a long time to research, collate, collaborate and write the first white paper on an area that had not been looked at before and to collect a list of women in the space.
White Paper released in Canada
The white paper was released in Canada in June 2015 at Canada’s first FinTech Conference in Vancouver with Peter Vander Auwera (co-founder of Innotribe).
The white paper allowed us to hear first hand from powerful and impactful women in emerging FinTech and to bring their stories and experiences to light in a way that would provide role models for the success of other women in FinTech and a roadmap for organizations to follow for diversity and inclusiveness.
The white paper led to the creation of FemTechLeaders.com, as an initiative to continue the work of profiling women and in essence to be part of the industry fix to craft solutions together for inclusion.
Global Impact Award
A year ago, Peter Vander Auwera wrote about the genesis of the idea in this post. Our congratulations to Peter, Innotribe and Swift on winning the Global Impact Award for their the vision and leadership.