Solarisbank launches network to tackle fintech gender gap

Berlin-based banking-as-a-service platform Solarisbank is launching a "women's network" dedicated to closing the gender gap in the fintech industry.

Mayra Buvinic on Gender Data and Financial Inclusion: Full interview

Data2X Senior Fellow Mayra Buvinic explains why gender data is necessary to achieve financial inclusion at the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in April 2018.

Where We Are Now: Financial Inclusion

Recent years have seen a boom in people getting bank accounts in the Asia-Pacific region. But statistics show that there is still a way to go in reaching the neediest. Image: Nick Shearman

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#WomenInFinTech 2022 – Closing the Gender Gap in Access to Technology, Skills, and Usage of DFS.

The 2022 #WomenInFinTech Hackathon seeks to close the Gender Gap in Access to Technology, Skills, and Usage of Digital Financial Services. It allows women innovators and students to use digital financial technology to explore business concepts.

The hackathon introduces participants to valuable tools and offers an introduction to technologies such as Mojaloop Open-Source Software and guidance from Level One Project foundational material. The skills gained from this initiative covers Level One Project Principles, Instant and Inclusive Payment Systems (IIPS), Inclusive Finance, and #FinTech in general.

The Women in FinTech Hackathon is presented by HiPipo, in partnership with CyberPLC Academy, Level One Project, Mojaloop Foundation, ModusBox and Crosslake Tech and supported by the Gates Foundation.

#LevelOneProject #IncludeEveryone

What does Fintech mean for financial inclusion?

The influence of technology in financial markets is not new, however, the rate of progress has markedly increased in the past few decades, due in large part to the large increase in access to information technology and the advent of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). Technologies such as mobile money or peer to peer lending have had markedly increased financial inclusion across the globe. However, these innovations also bring new risks and pose novel challenges for the regulators to ensure the safety and soundness of financial markets.