Raiha Buchanan, founder of Women in FinTech (WiFT), and Sarah Kok, the founding member of this initiative, have launched the first episode of their podcast.
In this episode, titled “How Did You Get Into FinTech,” they share their ambitions for the podcast and the WiFT initiative as a whole. Raiha and Sarah also, share their own stories in this first episode of the podcast, intended to be a regular series.
“Our motivation to start Women in FinTech arose when we were searching for a platform for women to support each other in the FinTech community, and couldn’t find one, so we decided to start one ourselves,” shares Raiha Buchanan, CMO at Instantor, in the first WiFT podcast powered by Instantor.
“The fact is that there are still fewer women in tech positions, in senior positions, on boards, etc and female founders still have a tougher time raising venture capital. That’s just the reality.”
“So many women came to me at our launch event in Stockholm and told me how important a platform where they could support each other is. They were wondering why somebody hasn’t already done it” adds Sarah Kok, Brand Manager at Instantor. “We want this podcast to be a space for experienced voices as well as for newcomers who have a fresh perspective of the industry,” finalises Sarah.
The podcast series aims to increase female representation in the industry by sharing knowledge and experiences while building a meaningful international network. “How Did You Get Into FinTech” will be the theme of the 2nd. mingle of the Women In FinTech in Stockholm, taking place on May 13th, 2019.
When TFT spoke with Barclays’ head of digital strategy Megan Caywood in March she addressed the difficulties facing women in fintech;
“The fact is that there are still fewer women in tech positions, in senior positions, on boards, etc and female founders still have a tougher time raising venture capital. That’s just the reality. Simply wishing for greater equality won’t change that – we have to take a note from Anne Boden and be proactive about building diversity in our businesses, it won’t just magically happen because we want it to.”