Recognising women in financial tech

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Monetary innovations. Over the years, the number of women taking on key roles in financial technology has tremendously risen. Women are supporting companies, business owners, and consumers with technological products and services in the financial industry, writes Dorothy Nakaweesi.

In her recent article, Louise Barret, a partner at Deloitte, covered gender inequality as a challenge in the financial technology (Fintech) viewed on a global perspective.
Among the reasons cited are underrepresentation of women in Fintech and having more male founded Fintech businesses.
Following a successful second edition of the Africa Fintech Festival in Uganda last year, the Ugandan Chapter of African Women in Fintech and payments was created.
This led to women the formation of alliances of women in financial technology.
Even though the number of women is still relatively low, the critical roles which have been unapologetically taken up by women are impressive. A wealth of talented women have made significant strides in Fintech industry.
When such women synergies are built, gender inequality gap will be closed, more opportunities across the continent and the world will be realised. However, the industry will benefit only women who will obtain more skills around business development and emotional intelligence.
Here are women who are shaking and moving the Fintech sector in Uganda.


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