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THE WAY
Women in FinTech.
We are Fintech Growth Syndicate (FGS), a group of expert transformationists. We are uniquely qualified to tackle the difficult aspects of creating real value through transformation. We give startups the fuel to grow and incumbents the support to innovate.
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.

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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. 
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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.
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Cindy Chen
Founder & CEO
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Catherine Dahl
Co-Founder & CEO
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Eva Wong
Co-Founder & CEO
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Esther Ross 
Co-Founder & President
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Rasha Katabi
Co-Founder & CEO
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Stephanie Holmes
Winton Founder & CEO
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Sayarun Nessa
Founder, Director of Business Operation and Development
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Marina Glogovac 
President & CEO
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Michele Romanow
Co-Founder
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Katherine Regnier
Co-Founder & CEO
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Sandra Weiler
CFO
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Rim Charkani
Founder & CEO
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Maria Soklis
President
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Donna Tilden
Co-Founder & CEO
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Anna Chif
Co-Founder & CEO
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Wendy MacKinnon Keith 
Founder & CEO
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Maleeha Alvi
Co-Founder
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Marina Mann
Co-Founder & CEO
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Anne Martel
Co-Founder & SVP Operations
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Lisa Shields
CEO
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Natalie Cartwright
Co-founder & CEO
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Sue Britton
Founder & CEO
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Lori Weir
Co-Founder & CEO
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Angelique Mohring
CEO
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Rachael Carswell
Co-Founder
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Prizzi Kaur
Founder
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Janice Diner
Founding Partner, CEO
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Christina Camacho
CEO
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Monique Morden
Co-Founder
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Brenda Potter Phelan CEO/Founder
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Arti Modi
Co-Founder & CEO
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Lana Tayara
Co-Founder
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Nooshin Mohtashami 
Founder & CEO
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Regan McGrath
Founder & CEO
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Jane Wang
CEO
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Shadi Kargosha McIsaac 
Co-Founder
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Caitlin MacGregor
Founder & CEO
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Donna West
Co-Founders
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Shelly Lynn Nellis
Co-Founders
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Julia Rivard 
Co-Founders
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Leah Skerry
Co-Founder
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Jen Leger
Co-Founders
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Christine Day
CIO/CTO
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Josée St-Maurice
Government Comm. Officer
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Alyssa Furtado Founder
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Donna Tilden
Founder & CEO
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Lori Smith
CEO
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Angela Wong
Co-Founder
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Susan Joynt Founder & CEO
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Suzanne Fortier
Principal & Vice Chancellor
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Sandi Gilbert
Founder & CEO 
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Vicki Saunders
Founder & CEO
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Catherine Gordon President & Founder
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Jessica Weisz
Co-Founder & COO
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Kelley Irwin
Senior Vice President & CIO
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Christina Ford
Co-Founder
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Tiffany Kaminsky
Co-Founder & CSO
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Teri Kirk
Founder & CEO
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Jody Schlese
Founder
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Laura Pratt
COO & Founder
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Jordan Wimmer
Founder & CEO
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Erica Pearson
Co-Founder & CEO
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Lisa Cheng
Founder
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Dalia Asterbadi
CEO & Chief Data Scientist
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Tea Nicola
Co-Founder & CEO
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Bhavna Sehgal
Founder & CEO
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Angela Brown
President & Chief Executive Officer
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Sonia Pedersen
Chief Financial Officer
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Danielle Royston
Chief Executive Officer
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Debbie Gamble
Chief Officer, Innovation Labs & New Ventures
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Sue Whitney 
Head of Industry Relations
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Stacey Madge
President & Country Manager