Women failed by FinTech 50

Less than 10% of leadership roles in FinTech 50 occupied by women

Research from Alderbrooke, the leading executive search and cultural diagnostics consultancy, has revealed that less than 10% of leadership roles in the FinTech 50 are occupied by women. Of the 312 senior leadership positions available, only 30 are held by females – none of whom are CEO.

The FinTech City’s list of the hottest European businesses transforming financial services brings together the global community of fintech trailblazers and investors. The community represents one of the most pioneering industries, leading the way with innovation in the financial sector.

Tom Price-Daniel, Director at Alderbrooke, comments:

“The lack of diversity in leading fintech brands is concerning, if not wholly unexpected.
“The same commitment to doing things differently from a technology and commercial perspective needs to be replicated in the way fintech companies handle governance and talent development. Disruptors have an opportunity to set a new precedent from day one and move away from the legacy issues which can be so difficult to overcome in more established organisations.

“The statistics reveal a lack of gender diversity at the highest level, and demonstrate the wider talent challenges within the industry. To address this, businesses must identify the female talent within the sector and support their development to fill these top spots, as well as following best practice when it comes to their overall talent strategies.”

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