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Peer2Peer Finance News | September 23, 2017

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Submissions open for 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist

Submissions open for 2017 Women in Fintech Powerlist
Kathryn Gaw

FINTECH trade body Innovate Finance is seeking nominations for its 2017 powerlist of women working in the sector.

The annual Women in Fintech Powerlist celebrates the contribution of female talent in the development of the sector and is open to candidates from around the world.

Launched in 2015, last year’s list included peer-to-peer names such as Landbay communications manager Clare Joy, and RateSetter’s head of customer operations Lucy Bott.

Men and women from across the industry are being urged to nominate colleagues across all company roles and levels for this year’s list by the end of October.

It will be unveiled in November.

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“We want to recognise the significant contribution that women make in Fintech,” said Lawrence Wintermeyer, chief executive of Innovate Finance.

“Our annual powerlist celebrates the women playing an instrumental role in driving success across fintech.”

The list is supported by fintech firms such as RateSetter, as well as Lloyds Banking Group and law firm Hogan Lovells.

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Michelle Prance, director of innovation at Lloyds Banking said: “We are delighted to support Innovate Finance on the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2017. It’s important we showcase the women trailblazing in the sector as they are role models for the next generation of talent we want to attract.”

“Diversity is at the core of who we are and how we do business,” Rachel Kent, a partner at Hogan Lovells, said.

“We understand the benefits it brings, so we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our people, our clients and in our community.

“The fintech sector is built on innovation and understanding its diverse consumer base.

“For it to be successful it’s essential to have diversity of thought and to represent the customers it’s serving.

“Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Power List is a fantastic way to celebrate women’s contribution, and strive towards greater diversity. We’re proud to be a partner of it.”

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