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Innovate Finance Releases Women in Fintech Powerlist 2020

Each year, Innovate Finance celebrates and recognises the many female innovators and leaders making an impact across fintech and financial services, with its Women in Fintech Powerlist spotlighting the most leading female names in fintech over the past year.

Now in its 6th year, the Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in applications and nominations from around the world. The 2020 iteration shines a spotlight on 200 women across 7 categories.

Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance said: “Our fintech sector has so many outstanding female role models – from founders, investors and investment bankers, to start-up entrepreneurs and technology experts – and it’s important that we take the time to honour and celebrate all of those at the forefront of change. Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our work at Innovate Finance, and each year it’s an honour to curate the Powerlist and spotlight the amazing women innovators across our industry.

“As our sector grows and matures, we will constantly strive to attract a diverse pool of talent across the fintech ecosystem. The women celebrated today will not only be integral to the success of the future of fintech, but will be key to inspiring the next generation of female leaders.”

A select number of women were chosen for the ‘Standout 35’ distinction by a panel of independent judges. Innovate Finance called on the FinTech ecosystem to nominate and submit applications, and received nearly 1000 responses, highlighting that there is certainly no lack of female talent within the sector.

Clare Black, Director of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Innovate Finance added: “Each year the Powerlist and the Standout 35 are an important reminder of how vital diversity is to fintech, not only in the UK, but around the world. We have amazing women working all across different areas of fintech, and I am delighted that we have had a record turnout this year, demonstrating that there is absolutely no lack of female talent in the sector.

“As a global fintech powerhouse, the UK has a responsibility to lead by example, and we hope that our Powerlist serves as a reminder of the success of females to date, and a catalyst for further progress.”

To see the full list, click here.


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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