The importance of focusing on the solutions.

This blog post looks into the valuable insights brought by the latest Copenhagen FinTech whitepaper - “Taking an Ecosystem Approach”. Creating awareness about gender, diversity and inclusion gaps is the first step - and a very important one - for change, however we need to start focusing on the solutions to be able to bridge those gaps in the financial industry overall. The authors of the whitepaper - Christina Leonhart and Naima Yasin - share their thoughts and more insights about the reasons lying behind writing this work and what they expect to achieve with it.

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Helena Samaras
Towards digital financial inclusion for women in Africa

The gender gap in financial inclusion and more specifically, on mobile money is still alarming and women remain continuously and disproportionately excluded from the formal financial sector. Digital financial inclusion has emerged as a practical strategy for helping the marginalized - such as women and girls - move towards the center. In this blog post, we share the findings and implementation plan developed by the Gates Foundation to close the gender gap in digital finance in Africa.

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Helena Samaras
My Journey into Fintech

Growing up in Brazil and moving to Sweden- almost 4 years ago - was a big step for me. Perhaps the scariest and most rewarding of all the things I did in my life so far. Scary, because I left all my family and friends behind to start something new, in a country on the “other side of the world”. Rewarding, because of all the great things I am able to have living in Sweden and all the things I was able to learn and see from the people I met along the way.

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Helena Samaras
Fintech Calling

As a marketer, technology has alway played a large part of my life. Back in 2005 when I first started my “grown up” career in Australia and New Zealand, I was integrating things like MySpace and 2nd Life into my marketing strategy. Then, when I moved to Sweden in 2007, I started working for a digital marketing company, leveraging platforms like Digg, Twitter, Reddit and StumpleUpon to drive commercial value, as part of my role as a “New Media Specialist”. Things have changed a lot since then, and those platforms have either disappeared or morphed into something else.

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Raiha Buchanan