Fintech is one of the most exciting spaces in the Australian startup industry but, according to the EY Fintech Census 2018, 81% of businesses in the space have all-male founding teams (a slight improvement on 83% in 2017!). In addition, the fintech workforce is comprised of 72% men.
Despite these troubling statistics, there are some incredible women at the forefront of the industry building some of the most promising technology startups in fintech. We want to make sure their work is not only recognised, but that they are top of mind for conference organisers and journalists looking to cover the space. As the adage goes, you can't be what you can't see. Increasing promotion of these talented business leaders will encourage others to follow, and ensure there are mentors and aspirational leaders for the next generation of women fintech founders to look up to.
It was launched on International Women’s Day 2017 by Reinventure, an Australian venture fund investing into Australia's most disruptive fintech businesses and talented founders.