The financial technology (fintech) industry has traditionally been dominated by male CEOs, founders, and leaders. However, a new era of female-led companies is beginning to reshape the industry driven by innovation, creativity, and forward-thinking leadership styles.
Women have historically been underrepresented in the fintech industry. However, this is beginning to change as more and more women are starting their own fintech companies and breaking into the industry. Many female fintech entrepreneurs are committed to building a more diverse industry, by creating products and services that are accessible to everyone regardless of their background or status.
Female-led fintech organizations are also making a positive impact on the industry by challenging the status quo and bringing new ideas and cutting-edge solutions to the table. With a different perspective, these entrepreneurs are helping to drive the industry forward and create new opportunities for growth and success.
Despite the progress that has been made, there is still a long way to go to achieve gender parity in the fintech industry. However, with more female-led startups entering the industry, the future of fintech looks bright and inclusive.
Here are 5 fintech female leaders everyone should pay attention to in 2023:
Leetal Gruper is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tarci, a Continuous Intelligence Engine that connects hundreds of data sources to create a unified view of a company. Before co-founding Tarci, Leetal headed the sales and ops teams at Q Technologies and Worldpay (the largest payments company in the world) and consulted companies on sales best practices with Bain & Co. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a BSc in computer engineering from the Technion.
Tarci connects hundreds of data sources to create a unified view of a company. Its unparalleled in-depth data tagging system and cutting-edge AI create dynamic SMB data – highlighting real-time indications of opportunities throughout the customer life cycle.
Eynat Guez has over 20 years of experience in global workforce management and is a leading expert in HR and payroll management in the industry. She holds a BA in Business Administration and International Affairs from The Open University in Israel.
From 2002 to 2008, Eynat served as the COO at LR Group, a global holdings group with operations in developing countries. In 2009, she founded Relocation Source, a DSP and global mobility solutions provider that served hundreds of multinational companies.
Since 2016, Eynat has been the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Papaya Global, one of the fastest-growing startups in Israel. Papaya Global has recently become a unicorn, with a valuation of over $1B, and develops global people management platforms, covering all employment needs from onboarding to payment in 140 countries.
Adina Eckstein is the COO of Lemonade, a digital insurance company built on social impact. She has a diverse background in delivering products, managing operations, sales, and developing business with prominent leadership roles in both start-ups and established companies.
Moreover, she has a wealth of experience in leading large-scale global digital transformation projects for various industries such as financial services, technology, media, and broadcasting.
Adina excels in building teams that are aligned with their goals and creating working environments that are productive, enjoyable, and sustainable. She is passionate about creating positive user experiences and using that passion to drive consistent value creation in people, organizations, products, and services.
Ghela Boskovich, who considers herself a fintech enthusiast, is the founder of FemTechGlobal™, a network that aims to challenge the status quo and promote inclusiveness and diversity in the financial services industry. FemTechGlobal™ also organizes the annual Women In Tech, Banking Technology Award.
As a frequent keynote speaker and contributor to publications, Ghela concentrates on how to accelerate internal innovation in financial services by focusing on the practical implementation and commercialization of fintech/bank partnerships.
She is particularly interested in modernizing traditional banking systems, disrupting traditional business models, and facilitating the adoption of new technologies by banks. Her expertise lies in designing a proof of concept/proof of value scenarios, experimenting with different approaches, and developing commercial pilot programs.
Nathalie Siegl has a wealth of experience in marketing and project management, which she has used to successfully help establish and grow new brands and ventures across various industries for nearly 20 years.
Her knowledge of corporate finance, administrative organization, and internal structure has been instrumental in the success of numerous projects. Her unique approach to "new problem, same principle" has allowed her to continually develop her skills over the years.
Nathalie is the Chief Executive & Financial Officer at The IXOLIT® Group, which has been a provider of eCommerce services to both national and international clients across various industries since 2001. With a long history in the IT field, the company has grown and evolved alongside the changing landscape of eCommerce, adapting to various trends and advancements.