There have been many reports highlighting the stark gender gap in fintech, however, SWIFT Innotribe’s ‘Power Women in FinTech’ whitepaper published earlier this year, which lists over 400 successful women in FinTech, shows that despite the odds, women are breaking the gender barriers and are building successful careers within in the financial services and technology industries.

bobsguide Editor Nicole Miskelly asks four leading women in fintech about their gender-related experiences on their way to the top and what they believe women should be doing to achieve success in the fintech sector.

Q. What do you think are the biggest issues for women in the workplace?

Edwina Johnson (COO, Startupbootcamp London): FinTech is a niche crossover between an unrepresented Finance sector and an unrepresented tech sector – there aren’t many of us in this space so it can be hard not to feel out of place.