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Innovate Finance ‘Celebrating Diversity in Fintech’ Report

Our good friend (and FemTechLeader) Georgia Hanias from Innovate Finance is proud to announce the latest report Celebrating Diversity in Fintech.  The report’s launch was by Innovate Finance at London Technology. Executives from two fintechs spoke about the importance of diversity at the event: Ezechi Britton, Chief Technology Officer, described Neyber’s lending platform that enables employees to borrow money against their salaries. Repayments are deducted directly from salary payments. Neyber has funded over £20 million ($14 million) in loans…

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Tendű Yoğurtçu (PhD)

General Manager, Big Data at Syncsort Incorporated New York City, New York @TenduYogurtcu  |  LinkedIn Profile At what point did you realize you wanted to be an engineer? I didn’t necessarily think of it as becoming an engineer. My favorite subject was mathematics. I grew up in a family where education was valued above everything, and creativity was encouraged in every aspect of daily life. My father, who was a mathematician, always brought me building…

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Ginger Schmeltzer

Owner and Principal at GDS Advisors, LLC Atlanta, Georgia @gschmeltzer  |  LinkedIn Profile How did you go about deciding on a career in Financial Services?   It happened by accident, really.  I got a job out of grad school working as a consultant for a boutique payments consultancy, Edgar, Dunn & Company.  I never really looked back after that – I found the payments industry fascinating and loved working in a space that all of us deal with in our…

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Carolyn Homberger

Group President – ACI On Demand at ACI Worldwide Naples, Florida @PaymentsChic  |  LinkedIn Profile Please describe your role at ACI. I am Group President for ACI On Demand (AOD), which is one of 3 P&Ls (Operating Divisions) at ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of payments and banking solutions.  I am a member of our Executive Leadership Team and report directly to our CEO.  In my role, I am responsible for growing and operating ACI’s Platforms…

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Shreya Hewett

Co Founder and CEO at TransferGuru London, United Kingdom @shreyahewett  |  LinkedIn Profile You spent some time as a marketing intern in Hong Kong.  What was this experience like? I went to Hong Kong for a marketing internship at a higher education institute. My expectation had been that I would work with students occasionally and spend a lot of time sightseeing. Of course I was looking forward to seeing some landmarks. Instead, the biggest revelation…

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Hanna Zubko

Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, IntellectEU Inc New York City, New York @hanna_intellect | LinkedIn Profile What was your experience like growing up in the Ukraine, specifically concerning STEM studies? Ukraine has a very powerful educational system for high level mathematics, computer science and engineering. Given that students start working as early as their first or second year of their bachelors’ degree program, a twenty year old university graduate in computer science is often considered…

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It’s not about just surviving – It’s about thriving

You’ve met a powerhouse before, right? Remember how kinetic the energy, how bright the aura, how electric the air was around them? That’s Ramona Ortega: Powerhouse. And I had the great fortune of sitting down with her for a blazing fireside chat last Thursday evening at our FemTechLeaders meetup in New York. Some of you may have already heard of Ramona, for those of you who haven’t, you need to – and I’m doing my…

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Sara Holoubek

CEO ofLuminary Labs New York City, New York @sarita  | LinkedIn Profile   You grew up in Wisconsin yet ended up studying abroad in Paris for your MBA.  What gave you the itch to travel and study overseas?  How did this experience shape your approach to business? I inherited the travel bug from my parents, who always argued that we would learn more through travels than sitting in a desk. In addition to my roots in…

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Femtech: A Business Case for Women in Technology

There’s nothing quite like sharing a vision of a utopia with others that can intoxicate one to the point of an opiate haze where everything and everyone is lovely, loving, and lethargic about doing some of the hard slog that actual Utopia requires. I admit, I’m buzzing with that happy hum from having quite literally circled the globe to hit up Femtech laden Fintech events (when did I get so lucky that my two favorite…

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Maria Deam

Vice Consul, Financial Services at UK Trade & Investment New York City, New York Maria Deam  |  LinkedIn Profile Can you provide some background on your role with UK Trade & Investment? UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British Government’s economic development arm, and I work on foreign direct investment for financial services in New York. This means that as part of UKTI’s free and confidential service, I focus on helping New York (as…