Last April, we released our first Top 100 Women In Fintech, and this year, we are back with a refreshed list for you for the year 2019. This effort reflects our commitment to female empowerment and thus focus on identifying the top leaders in Fintech globally.  

Women continue to be underrepresented in both the financial services and tech industries. It is no wonder that female leadership in Fintech, a field at the intersection of both industries, remains wanting. Diversity is a cornerstone of successful organisations especially in these day and age where businesses are globalised, and gender diversity is undoubtedly an important aspect of it.

In coming up with this rendition of the Top 100 Women in Fintech list, we took care to provide a fair representation of women across different geographies and the roles they play in the Fintech ecosystem.

Key Highlights from the list

  • The 5 cities which saw the most number of female Fintech leaders in our list this year was: London (17), Hong Kong (12), New York (10), Singapore (8), and San Francisco (8)
  • 44 women hold key management positions in Fintech and Blockchain startups; 26 spearhead efforts in enablers such as accelerators, government agencies, support communities, or research institutes; 20 are from corporates; and 10 are Fintech or Blockchain focused investors
  • Also, 34 women on our list last year are on our list again for 2019

By showcasing and highlighting these ladies and their achievements, we also hope to inspire more women to increase their participation in building the global Fintech community into a more vibrant one.

A very warm congratulations to all ladies nominated!

This report was done in collaboration with LATTICE80, a global Fintech hub with more than 11,000 Startups and 200,000 Professionals on their database. Together with Miss Kaya, LATTICE80 remains committed to recognising and advancing the contribution of female leaders as a global community partner to the financial technology industry and its sub-categories like blockchain, insurance, lending, personal finance.

Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical and not in rank. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on hello@misskaya.com.

Top 100 Women in Fintech 2019:

NamePosition
Company, City
LinkedInTwitter
Amnah AjmalGroup Executive – Products and Innovation Head, North America

Mastercard, New York

Amy NauiokasFounder, President, CEO

Anthemis Group, New York

Anju PatwardhanManaging Director at Fintech VC / Fund of Funds

Creditease Wealth Management, San Francisco

Anna FAnna FriedrichHead of Marketing and Communications

collectAI, Hamburg

Anna MajFintech Leader

PwC

Anna ScallyFintech Lead

KPMG Ireland, Dublin

Antoinette O’GormanExecutive Advisor Crypto Fintech Compliance

San Francisco

Arifa KhanFounder

Himalaya Exchange, London

Benedicte NolensHead Regulatory Affairs Asia and Europe, CCO Asia

Circle, Hong Kong

Blythe MastersChairman of the Board of Directors

Hyperledger Project, New York

Brit Blakeney AnghelakisExecutive Director, Head of Innovation & Ecosystems for Hong Kong

DBS, Hong Kong

Cao YangDirector, AI in Finance

SenseTime, Shenzhen

Cat RüstHead of Innovation Technologies, GWM, Greater China

UBS, Hong Kong

Cecilia RepinskiExecutive Director Stockholm Green

Digital Finance, Stockholm

Céline LazorthesFounder, CEO

MANGOPAY, Paris

Chie ItoFounder

FINOLAB, Tokyo

Claire CalmejaneChief Innovation Officer

Société Générale, Paris

Clare GambardellaChief Customer Officer

Zopa, London

Connie GallippiFounder, Executive Director

BitGive, San Francisco

Cordelia KafetzHead of Fintech Hub

Bank of England, London

Cristina JunqueiraCo-Founder, VP

Nubank, São Paulo

Daphne NgCEO

JEDTRADE, Singapore

Devie MohanCo-Founder, CEO

Burnmark, London

Dr Ayesha KhannaCo-Founder, CEO

ADDO.AI, Singapore

Ekaterina SannikovaHead of Russia Technology Centre

Deutsche Bank, Moscow

Elena IonenkoBusiness Development

Turnkey Lender, Singapore

Elsa QiuDirector, Assistant President

Blue Helix, Singapore

Emma GutmanBD of Hi-Tech / Blockchain / Crypto / ICO

Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Tel Aviv

Emma MargettsHead of European Operations

Visible Alpha, London

Fatema EbrahimBoard Member

Women in Fintech Bahrain, Manama

Fernn LimDirector

SC Ventures, Singapore

Gabrielle InzirilloDirector, Fintech

Plug and Play Tech Center, Paris

Gal Landau-YaariHead of Research – The Hogeg Blockchain Institute

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

Ghela BoskovichHead of Fintech and Regtech Partnerships

Rainmaking Innovation, London

Gina HengFounder, CEO

Miss Kaya

Helene LiCo-Founder

GoImpact, Hong Kong

Iren TranvågCEO

Nordic Finance Innovation, Oslo

Isabella CarvalhoStrategy and Innovation

AIA, Hong Kong

Janet CowellCEO

Girls Who Invest, New York

Jekaterina GovinaAdvisor to the Board Member

Bank of Lithuania, Vilnius

Jelena EwartCo-Founder, Partner

Upside Partners, San Francisco

Jenna Huey ChingDigital Ninja

MyMy, Kuala Lumpur

Jude CookCo-Founder, CEO

ShareIn, Edinburgh

Julia GrovesPartner and Head of Crowdfunding

Downing LLP, London

Kathryn PetraliaCo-Founder, COO

Kabbage, Atlanta

Katia LangCEO

The Fintech Times, London

Katie Bomi SonGlobal CEO

QARA, Seoul

Kaushalya SomasundaramManaging Director, Head of Fintech Partnerships

HSBC, London

Kelcey GosserandProgram Director, Developer Advocacy North America

IBM, New York

Kelly LoefflerCEO

Bakkt, Atlanta

Kristy DuncanCEO Co-Founder

Women in Payments, Toronto

Lisa NestorHead of Partnerships

Stellar.org, San Francisco

Lizzie ChapmanCo-Founder, CEO

ZestMoney, Bangalore

Louise BeaumontCo-Chair Open Banking & Payments Working Group

techUK, London

Lucy Yueting LiuCo-Founder, President

Airwallex, Hong Kong

Maaike SteinebachCEO – Hong Kong and Macau

Visa, Hong Kong

Mai Fujimoto “Miss Bitcoin”Founder

Miss Bitcoin

Martha Mghendi-FisherFounder and Chair to the Board

European Womens Network, Amsterdam

Megan CaywoodManaging Director – Head of Digital Strategy

Barclays, London

Melinda RoylettHead of Europe

Square, Dublin

Meri WilliamsCTO

Monzo, London

Mihriban Ersin TekmenCo-Founder, COO

Colendi, Istanbul

Mio TakaokaPartner

Arbor Ventures

Misha RaoCEO Founder

Haus of Fintech, London

Momina AijazuddinGlobal Head of Microfinance

International Finance Corporation, Washington

Natalie MillerCEO

Green Fingers Mobile, Cape Town

Nisa AmoilsManaging Director

Republic Labs, New York

Ola DoudinCo-Founder, CEO

BitOasis, Dubai

Olga FeldmeierCEO

Smart Valor, Zurich

Olivia WangHead of US

ZhenFund, San Francisco

Rahav Shalom RevivoFintech and Cyber Innovations Manager

Israel Ministry of Finance, Jerusalem

Raja Al MazroueiExecutive VP

Fintech Hive at DIFC, Dubai

Renu BhatiaCo Founder

Asia Fintech Angels, Hong Kong

Rosaline Chow KooFounder, CEO

CXA, Singapore

Sarah BillerCo-Founder and Member Board of Directors

Fintech Sandbox, Boston

Scarlett SieberAdvisory Board Member

Village Capital, New York

Seema Khinda JohnsonCo-Founder, COO

Nuggets, London

Sheila WarrenHead of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology

World Economic Forum, San Francisco

Sinead BarryMD – Financial Services and Programme Lead for Fintech Innovation Lab

Accenture, Dublin

Sinhae LeePartner

Global Blockchain Innovative Capital, San Francisco

Sofie BlakstadFounder, CEO

hiveonline ApS, Copenhagen

Sonia WedrychowiczHead of Technology Transformation Consumer and Community Bank

JP Morgan, New York

Soulla LoucaProfessor and Director – Blockchain Initiative

University of Nicosia, Nicosia

Stephanie LauHedge Funds, Family Offices & Private Equity Consultant

Bloomberg, Hong Kong

Susan OhCo-Founder, CEO

MKR AI, New York

Susanne ChishtiFounder

Fintech Circle Institute, London

Tammy AhnManaging Partner

Jenga K, Singapore

Tanya AndreasyanManaging Director & Editor-in-Chief

FinTech Futures, London

Theodora LauAdvisory Board Member

Envel, Washington

Tram Anh NguyenCo-Founder

Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, London

Val Ji-hsuan YapFounder, CEO

PolicyPal, Singapore

Valeria KholostenkoChief Marketing Officer

LUKSO, Berlin

Veronica FungCo-Founder, CEO

FoundYou, Hong Kong

Viola LlewellynCo-Founder, President

Ovamba Solutions, Maryland

Wendy SunSenior Product Director

Tencent, Hong Kong

Winnie SunDigital Financial Advisor Council

CNBC, Los Angeles

Yael RozencwajgCEO

Blockchain Israel, Tel Aviv

Yasmeen Al SharafHead of Fintech & Innovation

Central Bank of Bahrain, Manama

Yolande PiazzaCEO

Citi Fintech, New York

Yosha GuptaConsultant – Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion

International Finance Corporation, Hong Kong

 

Last updated: 26 March 2019

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