Although fintech has quickly become an indispensable subset of the tech industry, the diversity in the sector undeniably lags behind other industries. Where just11.6 % of Fortune 500 CFOs are women, it's important to actively support and bolster female leadership. The women noted in the article hold diverse roles within fintech, touching the intersection with law, the underbanked and emerging markets.
When workforces have balanced gender representation, economies are proven to grow faster. With so much at stake—including a measurable increase in profit—we must work together to inspire and support women in fintech. Christine herself emphasizes the “importance of celebrating the good things that are happening in the FinTech space” in the Fintech Power Women Index referenced above. When we spotlight women actively making headway in the space, we reinforce their efforts and broaden their impact. One of the most important means of support at our disposal, then, is celebration of the hundreds of talented, hardworking women in our field. As 2016 begins, be sure to keep an eye on Christine, Joyce and Maria and their impactful work. They are showing the world how to take fintech by storm.