Over 20 leading women in the financial technology will gather to discuss how to break down barriers identified in the ecosystem at the FemTech in Fintech Forum (FiFF), as part of series of events co-located in Lagos Fintech Week, even as the Organising Committee has announced the first batch of speakers.
FemTech in Fintech Forum is one of the sub-events co-located in the megacity flagship financial services event. Other events are Fintech Talents Summit, Agenda for Cashless Lagos and Ghana-Nigeria Fintech Forum.
The chairman of the event’s organizing committee, Dr Yele Okeremi explained that FemTech in Fintech Forum will create a positive arena where leading women come together to discuss issues relating to leadership, female-led founders, bridging the gender gap, pushing diversity and inspiring the future generations of girls into the fintech sector.
“FemTech in Fintech Forum (FiFF) offers intimate woman-to-woman networking, where women could connect, create and celebrate each other. This year’s event will provide a conference track on Breaking down Barriers as well as Accelerating the gender inclusion”, he declared.
He listed the lineup of leading women speakers to include Adedoyin Odunfa, CEO, Digital Jewels; Faith Adesemowo, CEO, Social Lender; Oluwatobi Boshoro, Fintech Expert, Digital Payment Professional; Aituaz Kola-Oladejo, Executive Director, Financial Service Innovators and Shola Olufosoye, Vice President, Information Technology FMDQ Securities Exchange.
Others are Christabel Onyejekwe, Executive Director, Business Development, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS); Odun Eweniyi, Co-Founder, Piggy Vest; Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Pioneer Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat (CBN); Carolyn Folami, Head, Business Development & Commercial Services, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Ronke Kuye, MD/CEO, Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF).
Lola Ekugo, Head, Digital Innovation Lab, First Bank Nigeria, Mary Uduak Ag. Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and Onajite Regha, Divisional Head, Pay Attitude and Titilola Shogaolu, Divisional CEO, Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services are among the leading women.
Dr Okeremi said FemTech in Fintech Forum is the premier networking forum that celebrates, promotes and entrenches the activities of women in the financial technology industry in Africa. It is scheduled for April 14, 2020, at the Tech Zone, Gbagada, Lagos.
He added that FiFF will bring together the most important women in the Fintech space including founders, regulators, venture capitalists and executives to address specific issues that will accelerate the most important inclusion in Fintech, which is “the gender inclusion”.