Who are we?
As Open Banking blazes a trail toward Open Payments and Open Finance, having a diverse talent pool is no longer just a competitive advantage, it’s an imperative. The products and services that will succeed in the Open Future must reflect the diversity of the society they operate in.
That’s why Open Banking Expo has partnered with American Express to launch Women in Open Banking, an inclusive initiative to supercharge the careers of all those who identify as a woman.
This first-of-its-kind, curated initiative will:
Lead the change in gender parity in Open Banking and Open Finance
Offer insights, skills and inspiration to supercharge women’s careers in the sector
Accelerate professional development through impactful mentoring relationships
Build a more diverse pool of role models and leaders from diverse backgrounds
Showcase diversity of talent and thought and unlock creativity and innovative learning
Make Open Banking the industry of choice for future leaders and change makers
Become a mentor
Help us inspire and raise the next generation of female leaders in Open Banking and beyond.
- Make a difference
- Create opportunities
- Build connections
- Share experiences
- Drive progress
- Help build trust in financial services
Become a member
The change begins with you. If you’re looking to:
- Jumpstart your career
- Grow your knowledge
- Gain industry expertise
- Make meaningful connections
- Get inspired by leaders in the industry
- Explore new opportunities
Women in Open Banking Meetup
The next Women in Open Banking membership event takes place at the Science Gallery in London on 23 May 2023 at 18:00. Only 80 tickets are available, so please register if you wish to attend. We’re delighted to welcome Charlotte Crosswell, First Chair of CFIT (Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology) to the stage - who will reveal how she honed her negotiation skills to promote the benefits of Open Banking to banks, regulators and third parties – followed by a panel of experts who will debate the art of effective communication and how you can perfect it to advance your career. We’ll also be streaming the event for international members.
Let’s beat the stats together.
of women are in leadership roles within financial services
of women are in senior leadership roles and C-suite
of female fintech founders feel able to raise equity capital (vs 62% of male founders)
We want to see as many women as possible become leaders and trendsetters in our industry and beyond.
Women in Open Banking will provide:
“American Express is thrilled to partner with Open Banking Expo on this vital initiative. Women in financial services have continuously faced challenges when it comes to being recognised or given opportunities to advance their careers. Gender equality at all levels across the business is at the core of American Express’ culture and we have made huge progress in the number of women in senior management roles, and the range of different perspectives and experiences they offer.”
Holly Coventry, Vice President, International Open Banking Payments at American Express
Women in Open Banking Resources
“Sadly, women still form the majority of the under-represented groups across financial services. With Women in Open Banking, we hope to change the odds by helping remove barriers to entry, accelerate growth and personal development through impactful mentoring opportunities, and to ultimately make Open Banking and Open Finance the industry of choice for future leaders and change makers.”
Adam Cox, Managing Director, Open Banking Expo