Women in Fintech: What the Industry Can Do to Promote Gender Diversity

As the number of women representing start-ups at FinovateEurope 2018 is at its highest since conception, we gather some of the leading ladies in fintech to discuss how the industry has evolved, what practical steps can be taken to move keep moving forward and why male colleagues and peers need to get involved too.

The panel:

  • Julie Muhn, Senior Research Analyst, Finovate
  • Magdalena Kron, Head of Rise London & VP Open Innovation, Barclays Bank
  • Janice Diner, Founding Partner & CEO, Horizn
  • Benedetta Arese Lucini, Co-Founder, Oval Money

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Horizn

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on the 6 through 9 of March 2018 in London. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Horizn’s Horizn Knowledge Platform helps financial institutions dramatically accelerate market adoption of digital innovation and new products at lightning speed.

Features

  • Gets employees and customers fluent on the latest digital innovation
  • Improves the customer experience and drives digital adoption
  • Combines micro-learning, social technologies, gamification, and analytics

Why it’s great
Using Horizn, banks increased mobile adoption 25%, and brought call centre times down 45 seconds. Using the in-branch demo with non-digital customers, 20% converted to mobile banking.

Presenters

Janice Diner, CEO Founder
Diner is the CEO and founder of Horizn. Launching 6 years ago, her creative vision and determination led to the development of a world-class SaaS company.
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Robin Dindayal, Chief Product Officer
Dindayal is the chief product officer. He leads product management, engineering and PMO. His leadership has been integral in developing the Horizn product.
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FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Horizn

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FS2017-Logo(rev)V1A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateSpring on April 26 & 27 in San Jose. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Horizn’s mobile platform dramatically accelerates market adoption of new products and digital technology for financial services companies at enterprise scale.
Features
  • Used by employees, sales forces, and customers
  • Digitizes learning, micro-learning, social technology, gamification, and robust analytics
  • Increases employee performance, drives customer adoption and sales
Why it’s great
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Presenters
Janice Diner, CEO Founding Partner
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Robin Dindayal, SVP Product Management
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Check out more sneak peeks of what to expect at FinovateSpring on April 26 & 27 in San Jose.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out sneak peeks of FinovateSpring demos from MapD, Horizn, Onist, Capitalise, PayNearMe, Baker Hill,  and Moxtra.

Around the web

  • North State Bank leverages nCino’s bank operating system to automate its commercial loan process.
  • Ixaris introduces OPC Live! Innovation Challenge to encourage development of B2B payments technologies.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Women on the Finovate Stage

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There are plenty of things about fintech worth celebrating, but today, in honor of International Women’s Day, we’re giving three cheers to the women in fintech!

We’re taking a special look at our most recent show, FinovateEurope, where 23% of the presenting companies were represented by a woman on stage. That’s a 50% increase from 2015, where 15% of the companies had female speakers, and a huge leap from our first event in 2007 with zero (see note 1).

So here’s to progress. And here’s to the women of FinovateEurope:

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Hali Khan, Director, Business Development

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Paulina Powązka, Sr. Business Solutions Consultant

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Eszter Vass, Sr. Product Strategy & Presales Consultant

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Reanta Stein, Business Development Director

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Diana Winstanley, Business Developer

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Tinna Hung, Director, Marketing

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Angelique Mohring, CEO & Founder

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Janice Diner, CEO, Founding Partner

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Mariona Campmany, CMO

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Patricia Soares, Business Developer

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Sarah Clark, General Manager, Identity

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Trisha Price, EVP, Product Development & Engineering

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Iveta Brūvele, CEO, and Elīna Rasmane, COO

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Märta Viberg, Head of Product & Consumer Risk

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Michelle Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer

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Vanessa Gatihi, Global Head, Customer Success

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Editor’s Note: While sadly it’s true that no women were on stage during the 20 demos of the first Finovate. One company, iPay Technologies, was founded by Dana Bowers, but she chose not to speak that day. And Finovate might not even exist if it wasn’t for Melanie Flanagan, then Marketing Manager at Yodlee (also co-founded by a woman), who was the first person to agree to demo. Finally, Susan Hawkins, then SVP at Metavante, was instrumental in getting both her company and Monitise on stage. So there you have it, woman called the shots for at least 20% of Finovate v1.0’s content, even if they ended up delegating the on-stage pitching to men. Thanks Melanie, Dana and Susan! — Jim Bruene, Founder

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Horizn

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FE2017-V2-wdateA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on the 7 and 8 of February 2017 in London. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Horizn’s mobile platform dramatically accelerates market adoption of new products and digital technology for financial services and technology companies at enterprise scale.

Features

  • Used by employees, sales forces, and customers
  • Digitizes learning, embracing micro-learning, social technologies, gamification, and robust analytics
  • Increases employee performance, drives customer adoption and sales

Why it’s great
With banks, Horizn significantly accelerates the process of taking innovations to market, resulting in 85% employee adoption and a 20% increase in mobile platform usage.

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Janice Diner, CEO and Founder
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horizn_robindindayalRobin Dindayal, SVP Product Management
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • AnchorID Adds Apple, SolarCity Vet Mark Roe to Board of Directors.
  • Equifax Shakes Up Mortgage Tech with Castlight Partnership
  • Payfone Lands $23.5 Million in Funding

Around the web

  • Pakistan’s Samba Bank to deploy new core banking technology from Temenos.
  • Infosys’s core banking software Finacle goes live at Nepal’s Sunrise Bank.
  • ACI Worldwide to provide fraud protection for Kuwait’s Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (KNET).
  • Mitek partners with the American Cancer Society, supporting mobile fundraising with its mobile deposit and MiSnap technology.
  • Check Point Software partners with Attivo Networks to improve fraud detection.
  • DAVO Technologies has just been approved as a Certified Electronic Return Originator (ERO) with the California State Board of Equalization.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.