Women Fintech Powerlist 2019 Innovate Finance

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019

Top 200 Women in Fintech Powerlist by Innovate Finance

The women in fintech powerlist 2019 by Innovate Finance recognises 200 influential women from 24 countries, all working in the broader fintech ecosystem.

Innovate Finance published another insightful fintech influencers list, this time the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019.  Please note that this list is not based on social media activities unlike the rankings from Onalytica.

Congratulations to the incredible Charlotte Crosswell and her team for putting together another solid list of influential women pushing the innovation envelope in the global financial services industry.

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019 – About

The Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019, launched back in November, shines a spotlight on the women leading innovation in financial services. Now in its 6th year, the Powerlist has increasingly attracted a global audience, resulting in applications and nominations from around the world.

Innovate Finance called on the FinTech ecosystem to nominate and submit applications and received over 1,200 responses this year.

The 2019 iteration shines a spotlight on 200 women, across 7 categories: Senior Leaders (74), Rising Stars (28), Professional & Financial Services (22), Investors (17), Technology Professionals (18), Policymakers & Regulatory Professionals (23) and Marketers & Communicators (18).

Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019 – Key Stats

Some key stats from Innovate Finance’s top 200 women on the 2019 list.


EMEA (173), North America (23), APAC (3), LATAM (1)

Most Represented Countries

UK (147), USA (22)

Most Represented Companies

4x (Barclays, Starling Bank), 3x (Citi, Funding Circle, Hogan Lovells, Lloyds Banking Group, Monzo, Onfido, Salary Finance, Seedrs, TranferWise)


35% are not on twitter


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Top 200 Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019

You will find below the list of female fintech Influencers produced by Innovate Finance.

CategoryNameCompanyJob Title
Senior LeadersGemma YoungDiversiTech HubCEO and Founder
Senior LeadersAnne BodenStarling BankFounder and CEO
Senior LeadersRebecca Skitt10x Future TechnologiesChief Executive Officer
Senior LeadersLaura Watkins11:FSHead of Content and Producer
Senior LeadersLeda Glyptis11:FS FoundryCEO
Senior LeadersEmma SteeleyAccountScore LimitedCEO
Senior LeadersEmily MorseActisInvestor
Senior LeadersFiona GhoshAddleshaw GoddardPartner, Head of FinTech
Senior LeadersFelicia Meyerowitz SinghAkoniFounder & CEO
Senior LeadersSvetla MarinovaAmazon Web ServicesPartner Development Manager for Financial Services
Senior LeadersRegina Cheng-Cheng FengAnt Financial ServicesSenior Industry Advisor
Senior LeadersKatrina CruzAnthemisEcosystem Development Lead
Senior LeadersRuth Foxe BladerAnthemisPartner
Senior LeadersEmma SteeleAscension VenturesInvestment Manager
Senior LeadersAssel ZhanassovaAstana International Financial CentreChief Digital Officer
Senior LeadersGeorgie HazellAugmentum Fintech plcHead of Engagement
Senior LeadersCharlene ChenAZA Finance (Formerly BitPesa)Co-Founder and Director
Senior LeadersLouise EggettBank of EnglandHead of FinTech Hub – Bank of England
Senior LeadersSabina KravcakBarclaysAVP, Group Strategy
Senior LeadersVictoria ThompsonBarclaysGlobal Head of Innovation Legal
Senior LeadersJen DrabbleBarclaysDirector of Data Product and Science
Senior LeadersNicole SandlerBarclaysHead of Digital Policy
Senior LeadersElena AlfaroBBVAGlobal Head of Data and Open Innovation
Senior LeadersRosita NajmiBill & Melinda Gates FoundationSenior Program Officer
Senior LeadersRoxana Mohammadian-MolinaBlend NetworkChief Strategy Officer
Senior LeadersRachel BentleyCall SignHead of Special Projects
Senior LeadersAdriana AmatoCapitalise.comHead of Growth
Senior LeadersScarlett SieberCatalyst Consulting Group (CCG)Managing Director, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Senior LeadersYasmeen Al SharafCentral Bank of BahrainHead of FinTech and Innovation Department
Senior LeadersTram Anh NguyenCentre for Finance Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE)Co-Founder
Senior LeadersMamta MathurChainvine LTDCOO
Senior LeadersTara FlynnChoose WiselyCo-Founder, COO
Senior LeadersIoana SurpateanuCitiCo-Head of European Government Affairs – Innovation Strategy
Senior LeadersSophia BantanidisCitiHead of Regulatory Strategy & Policy TTS Innovation
Senior LeadersMaria DeamCiti FinTechSVP Open Innovation
Senior LeadersAnastasia DokuchaevaClauseMatchHead of Partnerships
Senior LeadersLouise HetheringtonClearBankHead of Marketing & Communications
Senior LeadersSophia J ClarkeCocoaFounder & Director
Senior LeadersHarriet AllnerCommon IndustryFinTech Director
Senior LeadersLouise O’SheaConfused.comCEO
Senior LeadersAdriana EnnabCredit SuisseDirector Public Affairs and Policy Europe and UK
Senior LeadersFiona TeeCurrencycloudChief Finance Officer
Senior LeadersAnouska StreetsCurrencycloudHead of Platform Engineering
Senior LeadersLouise BrettDeloitteHead of FinTech
Senior LeadersSuchitra NairDeloitteDirector
Senior LeadersAnna FrankowskaDistributed.AcademyCEO & Co-Founder
Senior LeadersKathy Hao-Hsuan ChangDNBHead of FinTech Partnerships
Senior LeadersKaren RudichElementarybCEO & Co-Founder
Senior LeadersSimone MainiEllipticCOO
Senior LeadersMelissa FrakmanEMVC FinTech FundFounder & Managing Partner
Senior LeadersClare Flynn LevyEssentia AnalyticsCEO and Founder
Senior LeadersMartha Mghendi-FisherEuropean Women Payments Network (EWPN)Founder & Chair to the Executive Board
Senior LeadersStephanie BrennanEvarvestFounder & CEO
Senior LeadersAlejandra M. J. LitterioEye Capital LTDChief Research Officer
Senior LeadersLaura (Royle) NavaratnamFinancial Conduct AuthoritySenior Manager, Innovation
Senior LeadersNicola CowburnFinarama Marketing Ltd.Founder & Managing Director
Senior LeadersRebecca Schot-GuppyFinTech AustraliaGeneral Manager
Senior LeadersSusanne ChishtiFINTECH CircleCEO and Founder
Senior LeadersMital ChothaniFluidlyHead of Operations
Senior LeadersRoisin LevineFluxHead of Banks
Senior LeadersMegan McCrackenFolk2Folk, Reason DigitalPortfolio Board Member Fidelity China Special Situations
Senior LeadersLouise RixForward PartnersInvestor
Senior LeadersTriin LinamagiFounders FactoryInvestment Lead
Senior LeadersLisa JacobsFunding CircleUK Managing Director
Senior LeadersSwati LayFunding CircleChief Technology Officer
Senior LeadersNatasha JonesFunding CircleHead of Communications, UK
Senior LeadersHannah DawsonFutrliCEO and Founder
Senior LeadersAngelique MohringGainXCEO and Founder
Senior LeadersRaiha BuchananGigapayCo-Founder/COO
Senior LeadersJoanne (Cooper) DewarGlobal Processing Services (GPS)CEO
Senior LeadersMarta KrupinskaGoogleHead of Google for Startups UK
Senior LeadersPatricia BoydensHarmoneyChief Commercial Officer
Senior LeadersMisha RaoHaus of FinTechFounder
Senior LeadersJacqui HatfieldHerrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLPPartner, Head of Financial Services Regulatory Orrick
Rising StarsUlyana ShtybelHighCastleChief Capital Officer
Rising StarsSofie Blakstadhiveonline ApSCEO
Rising StarsCarly NimmoHM TreasuryHead of Competition and FinTech
Rising StarsEmily ReidHogan LovellsPartner
Rising StarsRachel KentHogan LovellsPartner and Head of Financial Services Regulatory
Rising StarsSharon LewisHogan LovellsGlobal Head of Financial Institutions Sector
Rising StarsBrittany AtkinsHotwireBusiness Development & Demand Generation Strategist
Rising StarsMaya AweidaHUBXVP Partnerships
Rising StarsAlice LeguayHUBXHead of Partnerships
Rising StarsKatherine WilsonIlluminate Financial ManagementInvestment Executive
Rising StarsPaula BlazquezInnoCells (Bank Sabadell)Head of Investments
Rising StarsOzge CelikInterbank Card Center of Turkey (BKM)Business Development Director
Rising StarsTazz GaultInvestWell VCFounder
Rising StarsCharlotte RønjeJamiipayCEO and Co-Founder
Rising StarsPinar EmirdagJP MorganManaging Director
Rising StarsNeha ManaktalaJP MorganHead of FinTech, EMEA, CIB
Rising StarsJess RubenJudopayVP of Business Operations
Rising StarsMarian BloodworthKemp LittleEmployment Partner (lawyer)
Rising StarsNina MohantyKlarnaEnterprise Development
Rising StarsLaurel WolfeKlarnaVP Marketing
Rising StarsJane JeeKompli-GlobalCEO
Rising StarsVivant ShenLending WorksLead Data Scientist
Rising StarsHelen McKayLendingCrowdRisk & Compliance Officer
Rising StarsCarmen DixonLendInvestPR/Comms Director
Rising StarsCaroline HughesLifetiseCEO
Rising StarsPeiying ChuaLinklatersPartner, Financial Regulation
Rising StarsJoshua Ashley Klayman KuzarLinklaters LLPU.S. Head of FinTech and Head of Blockchain and Digital Assets, Senior Counsel
Rising StarsKate BohnLloyds Banking GroupAccelerator & Incubator Lead, Group Transformation
Professional & Finance ServicesPoojya ManjunathLloyds Banking GroupSenior Machine Learing Product Manager
Professional & Finance ServicesKatie WigleyLloyds Banking GroupDirector, Data – Commercialisation & Propositions
Professional & Finance ServicesTeana Baker TaylorLooking Glass LabsManaging Director
Professional & Finance ServicesLee Ann LancasterMama MoneyChief Growth Officer
Professional & Finance ServicesMarieke FlamentMettleCEO
Professional & Finance ServicesRachel BoothMettleCo-Founder & Product Manager
Professional & Finance ServicesLinda SayeMoney20/20Global Head of Rise Up
Professional & Finance ServicesHannah GilbertMoneyhub Financial Technology LimitedClient Director
Professional & Finance ServicesBeth TomsMonzo BankHead of Space
Professional & Finance ServicesEmma VanbrabantMonzo BankStaff Android Engineer
Professional & Finance ServicesSally LaitMonzo BankSenior Engineering Manager
Professional & Finance ServicesKristy TriesteMotive PartnersPartner, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Professional & Finance ServicesZara RansleyMyPocketSkillCo-CEO
Professional & Finance ServicesGeorgina SmallwoodN26Chief Product Officer
Professional & Finance ServicesJulie AshmoreNatWestCEO, Rapid Cash
Professional & Finance ServicesLubaina ManjiNestaSenior Programme Manager
Professional & Finance ServicesKaren ElliottNewcastle UniversityAssociate Professor
Professional & Finance ServicesLisa GervisNewDayMarketing Director
Professional & Finance ServicesElizabeth KiginNextCapitalDirector, Partner Management
Professional & Finance ServicesMelanie PalmerNucoroCMO
Professional & Finance ServicesCasey LordNutmegHead of Product
Professional & Finance ServicesKat MannNutmegHead of PR
InvestorsMichelle TranNYC FinTech Women / Harness WealthCo-Founder / Head of Business Development
InvestorsCristina Alba OchoaOakNorthCFO
InvestorsSophie TheenOmer VenturesVP of People & Talent Advisor
InvestorsClare JoyOnfidoRegion Lead, South East Asia
InvestorsSophie DermauxOnfidoTechnical Programme Manager
InvestorsLaura CoffeyOnfidoDirector of Policy and Strategic Accounts
InvestorsHelen ChildOpen Banking ExcellenceCo-Founder and CEO
InvestorsAlexandra BoylenOpenFiHead of Strategic Client Group (Europe)
InvestorsMitra RoknabadiOpenFinVP, Global Head of Marketing
InvestorsSophie GuibaudOpenPaydChief Growth Officer
InvestorsBenedetta Arese LuciniOval MoneyCEO
InvestorsViola LlewellynOvambaCo-Founder/CEO
InvestorsAnna TsyupkoPaybaseCEO
InvestorsRomina SavovaPensionBeeCEO
InvestorsAgnes GathaiyaPesalink - Integrated Payment Services LimitedCEO
InvestorsKelsey McGrathPixelPinCompany Operations Manager
InvestorsGabrielle InzirilloPlug And Play Tech CenterDirector, FinTech (EMEA)
Technology ProfessionalsAnna MajPwCFinTech Lead
Technology ProfessionalsLaura BaileyQadreChairperson & Founder
Technology ProfessionalsAnna FlachQadreHead of Growth and Communications
Technology ProfessionalsJennifer ByrneQuesnay Inc.CEO & Co-Founder
Technology ProfessionalsDara Chevlin TarkowskiquointecCo-Founder/ Chief Innovation Strategist
Technology ProfessionalsMonica Brand EngelQuona CapitalFounding Partner
Technology ProfessionalsKat BakerR3Head of Extension Engineering
Technology ProfessionalsIsabelle CorbettR3Head of Regulatory Affairs and GovTech
Technology ProfessionalsUdita BanerjeeRBSInnovation Programme Manager
Technology ProfessionalsJoanne SmithRecordsureFounder and Group CEO
Technology ProfessionalsSian LewinRegtech AssociatesCo-Founder and head of client delivery
Technology ProfessionalsFrederique PrevostRevolutHead of Global L&D
Technology ProfessionalsChristine KieferRIDE CapitalCo-Founder
Technology ProfessionalsRidhima (Mohan) DurhamSalary FinanceChief Commercial Officer
Technology ProfessionalsHelen BrownSalary FinanceSenior Commercial Operations Analyst
Technology ProfessionalsKatie SalterSalary FinanceSenior Product Manager
Technology ProfessionalsTea MuratovicSeasonax Capital and SeasonaxCo-Founder & CEO
Technology ProfessionalsNoha ShakerSecretary GeneralEgyptian FinTech Association
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsKaren KerriganSeedrsChief Operating Officer
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsKirsty GrantSeedrsChief Investment Officer
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsTessa BryantSeedrsPR Manager
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsDonna ParisiShearman & Sterling LLPGlobal Head of Finance, Financial Services and FinTech
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsIsabel WoodfordSiftedJournalist (FinTech)
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsGabrielle HaddadSigma RatingsCOO and Co-Founder
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsKate RossSmart PensionProgramme Director
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsOlga MilerSmartPurse LetCo-Founder
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsDelia KönigsolarisBank AGManaging Director
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsJules RobertsonSoldoHead of Startups & Scaleups
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsLucy DemeryStandard CharteredGlobal Head of FinTech Banking
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsHelen BiertonStarling BankChief Banking Officer
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsAlison ChoyStarling BankHead of Machine Learning
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsHarriet ReesStarling BankHead of Data Science
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsLucy MullinsStepladderCo-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsLaura KornhauserStratyfy Inc.CEO & Co-Founder
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsAndrea ReynoldsSwoop FundingCEO
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsMiruna GirtuSyndicateRoom (SR)Venture Partner
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsSigridur SigurdardottirTesco BankChief Customer Officer Tesco Bank
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsHannah ForbesThe Funding CrowdFounder of The Funding Crowd
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsHelene PanzarinoThe London Institute of Banking & FinanceAssociate Director, Centre for Digital Banking and Finance
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsHannah LeachThe London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)LSE Generate Board Advisor
Policymakers & Regulatory ExpertsBecky MarriottTideVice President of Risk & Compliance
Marketers & CommunicatorsAnna KuriakoseTotallyMoneyChief Product Officer
Marketers & CommunicatorsBailey KursarToucanCEO
Marketers & CommunicatorsEvelina VrabieToucanCTO
Marketers & CommunicatorsDiana AvilaTransferWiseGlobal Head of Banking
Marketers & CommunicatorsHelin Ece AkgulTransferWiseEngineering Tech Lead
Marketers & CommunicatorsFlora ColemanTransferWiseGlobal Head of Government Relations
Marketers & CommunicatorsEmily UttonTribe PaymentsVice President of Partnerships
Marketers & CommunicatorsShefali RoyTrueLayerCOO & CCO
Marketers & CommunicatorsGeorgia StewartTumelo LtdCEO
Marketers & CommunicatorsPhilippa MartinelliVarious including Department for International TradeFinTech Specialist, Independent Advisor
Marketers & CommunicatorsRanda BennettVeeLoopCEO and Founder
Marketers & CommunicatorsEmilie BelletVespod.comFounder
Marketers & CommunicatorsTribeni ChouguleVisaHead of Change Management – Europe Finance
Marketers & CommunicatorsLynda CokerVolt BankCommercial Director
Marketers & CommunicatorsLucy HeavensWealth DynamixHead of Marketing
Marketers & CommunicatorsElizabeth BastenWealth WizardsChief Marketing Officer
Marketers & CommunicatorsKristy DuncanWomen in PaymentsFounder & CEO
Marketers & CommunicatorsNatasha WearZopaP2P CEO


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