Financial technology, or FinTech, has been rapidly changing the global financial sector landscape over the past decade. This has been true for all over the world, not only the United States and Europe – in the latest report by MAGNiTT, the largest startup data platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), it turned out that FinTech was the number one industry in terms of startup investments in MENA in 2018, surpassing e-commerce. With such development, there is a lot of talent needed as well in order to push forward and compete on an international level.
Recently, a women-led initiative has been launched in Bahrain: Women in FinTech. The initiative came about due to a certain trend. Buhejji, Senior Manager Business Development at Bahrain’s EDB, states, “We’d have a number of events, a number of gatherings all about FinTech, workshops, etc., and a certain number of women would always be present. So we thought ‘Why don’t we formalise it? Why don’t we create an initiative to empower women and to support women to join this FinTech drive and ecosystem?”
Learn more about the initiative, as well as the participants, here.