Fintech and AI are the future – but where are the Women?

Not ony is this a question apropo for the industry at large, an accepted phenomenon across finance and technology, it also served as the title and theme for CFTE’s recent event held March 6th in conjunction with FlatIron School in London. As part of our International Women’s Week programme, our co-founder Tram Anh Nguyen held a fireside chat with Oliver Beach, Campus Director at Flatiron School in London, on the the importance of AI in Fintech and how to empower a new generation of women to get involved in the industry.

An event like this would only garner appropriate creed and attention if the participants have proven track-records in developing the future of finance. Flatiron School’s message of training students in 21st century skills, in immersive courses with dedicated career coaching and job placement outcomes, prove their experience as an educational institution. Similarly, CFTE’s own Fintech education platform and exclusive professional network, spanning over 130 countries and with industry-leading experts as lecturers, demonstrates our role in affecting the future of finance.

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Oliver Beach (left) and Tram Anh Nguyen (right) addressing the crowd at WeWork.

The discussion dove deep into the nuances and pragmatisms of promoting gender equality in Fintech. How can we, as an industry, push our peers to become more cognizant of gender inequality – all while encouraging more women to become involved in a currently male-dominated industry? These complex problems require careful consideration. Here are some notable excerpts from the session, as spoken by Tram Anh Nguyen:

Not a lot of people understand both finance and technology together – the world is shifting to an AI and Fintech world – the people that learn about these new technologies today are the ones that will build the future of finance.

FinTech is a growing industry that needs new talent. I think it’s lacking talent. Its creating a lot of opportunities for women.

Those learning tech skills today will get the higher-up jobs tomorrow, including women, but not necessarily because of being women… it’s about diversity.

I see finance as a totally different industry: much more technologically focused.

Answering how she ‘sources her talent’, Tram Anh responds:

We’re looking at the mindset of the people, adaptable, quick learners, collaborative, agile.

Once again, we thank the incredible support from Oliver Beach and Flatiron School for their insight and commendable efforts in pushing for a more diverse finance. Our journey continues!

For more conferences and one-off days to further your core knowledge in Fintech, check out our Events Calendar here!

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Fintech and AI are the future – but where are the Women?

Not ony is this a question apropo for the industry at large, an accepted phenomenon across finance and technology, it also served as the title and theme for CFTE’s recent event held March 6th in conjunction with FlatIron School in London. As part of our International Women’s Week programme, our co-founder Tram Anh Nguyen held a fireside chat with Oliver Beach, Campus Director at Flatiron School in London, on the the importance of AI in Fintech and how to empower a new generation of women to get involved in the industry.

An event like this would only garner appropriate creed and attention if the participants have proven track-records in developing the future of finance. Flatiron School’s message of training students in 21st century skills, in immersive courses with dedicated career coaching and job placement outcomes, prove their experience as an educational institution. Similarly, CFTE’s own Fintech education platform and exclusive professional network, spanning over 130 countries and with industry-leading experts as lecturers, demonstrates our role in affecting the future of finance.

oliver beach flatiron school tram anh nguyen

Oliver Beach (left) and Tram Anh Nguyen (right) addressing the crowd at WeWork.

The discussion dove deep into the nuances and pragmatisms of promoting gender equality in Fintech. How can we, as an industry, push our peers to become more cognizant of gender inequality – all while encouraging more women to become involved in a currently male-dominated industry? These complex problems require careful consideration. Here are some notable excerpts from the session, as spoken by Tram Anh Nguyen:

Not a lot of people understand both finance and technology together – the world is shifting to an AI and Fintech world – the people that learn about these new technologies today are the ones that will build the future of finance.

FinTech is a growing industry that needs new talent. I think it’s lacking talent. Its creating a lot of opportunities for women.

Those learning tech skills today will get the higher-up jobs tomorrow, including women, but not necessarily because of being women… it’s about diversity.

I see finance as a totally different industry: much more technologically focused.

Answering how she ‘sources her talent’, Tram Anh responds:

We’re looking at the mindset of the people, adaptable, quick learners, collaborative, agile.

Once again, we thank the incredible support from Oliver Beach and Flatiron School for their insight and commendable efforts in pushing for a more diverse finance. Our journey continues!

For more conferences and one-off days to further your core knowledge in Fintech, check out our Events Calendar here!

And as always, for the latest developments and events in Fintech, feel free to subscribe to our free newsletters below!

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