About Fintech Fridays

The female economy is large, fast-growing and underserved — and fintechs are well-positioned to tap into it, as showcased in seminal research into fintechs and the female economy. To help fintechs embrace this win-win opportunity, the Financial Alliance for Women launched in 2021, a new dedicated peer learning activity called “Fintech Fridays.”

Fintech Fridays are bi-monthly meetups between fintechs, financial service providers (FSPs), big techs, investors and other key stakeholders in the fintech ecosystem working to drive the female economy.

Fintech Fridays will convene industry leaders to tackle how to supply and elevate women’s financial experiences and accelerate their economic empowerment. It will also be a platform for fintechs to showcase their businesses and connect with the Alliance global network of FSPs and investors.

Who?

Fintech Fridays are a meet-up between fintechs, FSPs, big tech, unicorns and investors working to drive the female economy and unlock its full potential.

Why?

The Alliance’s fintech research highlighted the need for capacity building and networking to better understand the female economy and how to serve it. It also highlighted fintechs’ need to connect with FIs, big tech and unicorns. 

What?

Fintech Fridays answer two main needs identified by fintechs: Capacity Building & Meet-Ups allowing fintechs, FSPs and investors to build connections and open new market opportunities.

When & Where?

Checkout our upcoming events below:

About Fintech Investor Forum

Alliance research in 2021 showed that Fintechs are leaving money on the table by not being gender-intelligent. In fact, the gender gap in fintech usage is 27.6%! 3X greater than the gap in access to a formal account. Yet, fintechs with gender initiatives face harsher obstacles with nearly two-thirds of the women-focused fintechs reporting that fundraising and investor bias were their biggest business challenges.

With this in mind the Financial Alliance for Women is organizing two Investor Forums in 2022 which brings together top investors with fintechs eager to get funding.

The fintechs invited to pitch are Alliance members and have a clear gender balance in their customer bases with most also being female founded and/or led. They are in early stages of their investment journey and looking for pre-seed, seed and pre-series A funding. They come from Africa, Asia as well as Latin America. Fintechs will make a 4-minute pitch followed by a 6-minute Q&A from investors. 

The first Investor Forum of 2022 will take place June 24, 2022.

To register your interest email karyl.akilian@financialallianceforwomen.org