Women in FinTech.
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FINTECH IS POSITIONED RIGHT BETWEEN TWO HISTORICALLY MALE-DOMINATED INDUSTRIES: FINANCE & TECHNOLOGY
Women are gaining momentum as CEO’s and Founders, however, there is still a significant gender gap in these roles. In fact, studies show that in Canada that gap is worse in FinTech than in Finance and Technology. The result of our research is staggering, only 9% of the FinTechs in Canada have at least one female founder or CEO/C-level executive as seen in the figure to the right.
DESPITE THESE FACTS, THE GENDER DISPARITY IN THE CANADIAN FINTECH INDUSTRY HAS BEEN CLOSING IN RECENT YEARS.
The proportion of female CEO/C-level or Founders has exhibited an increasing trend in the last 15 years. This trend suggests that the proportion of female to male CEO/C-level or Founders is improving, on average.
FinTech is a relatively new industry with an opportunity to change and disrupt not only the financial sector but also the diversity of people in the workplace. One of the many ways to close the gender gap is raising awareness about what is happening in FinTech. The women on this list have paved the way for a more diverse and gender-balanced future for FinTech, and for all.
LEADERS OF TODAY & LEADERS OF TOMORROW.
FinTech Growth Syndicate (FGS) is proud to have inspiring leaders that foster a culture that supports and encourages equality in the workplace.
We are passionate about driving change not only in FinTech, but we are also dedicated to contributing to a movement towards creating a more inclusive workplace across all industries. On this International Women’s Day, we hope that women and men across Canada and the world continue to advocate for a balanced world because #BalanceforBetter.
FINTECH GROWTH SYNDICATE'S
WOMEN IN FINTECH
The Female Leaders in FinTech list was curated by looking at FinTech Growth Syndicate’s database of FinTechs headquartered and operating in Canada and their Founders/C-Level executives. The following table represents the breakdown of Founder/C-Level Executives in 813 FinTech’s operating in Canada.