In February 2019, over 70 women got together for the launch of a new network aimed at connecting women who work in the regulatory technology (regtech) industry in financial services. Two years later and with more than 500 supporters, RegTech Women have firmly established themselves as a leading network that supports and enhances the vital role that women play in driving success in the industry.
RegTech Women have now launched a new membership model to support the next stage of their growing network. Their annual subscription launched in January 2021 includes several benefits ranging from exclusive member-only events to career-enhancing workshops and specialist advisory groups.
Throughout 2019 RegTech Women held several events including ‘Leap of Faith’, a panel discussion on how women can take more risks in their career and ‘Mind the Gap’, a panel discussion on how to improve collaboration between key stakeholders in the regtech ecosystem. Hosted and supported by the firms like the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Deloitte, the events were well attended, and delegates thoroughly enjoyed the networking opportunities.
RegTech Women continued to support the network through the difficult months of 2020. Despite the inability to meet face-to-face, the association ran various virtual events including online panel discussions on financial crime and regulatory change, webinars to highlight female founders, workshops to explore imposter syndrome and LinkedIn social selling, and even an evening of virtual cheese tasting.
The new annual membership allows members to benefit from an exciting line-up of events and initiatives planned for 2021. Lucy Heavens, Co-founder of RegTech Women said, “We are thrilled to invite members to be part of our exciting future with RegTech Women and to help us make real change in the industry. The membership supports us on our mission to inspire and champion women in our community and provide a safe space for unsafe conversations.”
Sian Lewin, Co-founder of RegTech Women added, “We launched RegTech Women in 2019 and since then the network has gone from strength to strength. This next stage in our journey is an important one, and we need the backing from members to support and enable us to run initiatives that support and empower the female contribution to RegTech, provide a platform for women to network and collaborate, – celebrate emerging female talent, and improve gender diversity in the RegTech sector.”