Session: Why Fintech Desperately Needs Female Leaders
Aphiwe will share information about the lack of female founders in fintech, and why addressing this challenge can drive economic growth through enhanced innovation, with the greatest opportunity for real impact being in fintech.
- Call to previously disadvantaged women in tech to recognise the societal impact they can make in business by leading innovation and starting new tech ventures
- Call to fintech leaders to elevate the voices of women in underprivileged communities to understand their drivers, challenges and behaviours relating to managing their finances
- Call to investors to actively seek women led startups to support diversity and inclusion in terms of venture capital funding allocation
- Call to all business leaders to spend more time to elevate the voices of those who come from the communities the business wants to impact
Aphiwe, a qualified Industrial Engineer and Executive at Blue Pentagon Consulting, is a business and strategy expert with a passion for creating high performing differentiated businesses with innovative products and services that can scale exponentially. She has spent the last 15 years of her career helping large multinational companies conceptualise, and build innovative new businesses and commercialise new offerings. She also supports C-suite executives with leadership development.
Aphiwe has managed and supported the execution of transformation programmes across B2B and B2C businesses in Financial Services, Telecommunications, E-commerce, Digital Services, Retail and FMCG.