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In partnership with

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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

Get involved

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

Join us at the inaugural Women in Open Banking membership event for Canadian members at the MTCC in Toronto on June 11 2024 from 16:30. Meet and network with fellow members whilst enjoying an incisive fireside chat geared towards helping you cultivate strong leadership skills within yourself and your team. Our moderator and guests will share their wisdom, skills and experience. Then enjoy networking drinks to meet fellow members. We hope you’ll join us.

OBE Canada WIOB Meet Up

Women in Open Banking Meetup

Join us for the next UK Women in Open Banking Meetup on 27 June 2024, at The Refinery, London, for an evening of summer networking drinks. Connect with fellow members, expand your professional circle, and enjoy a cocktail mixology class. Don't miss this opportunity to build valuable contacts and immerse yourself in the vibrant Open Banking community. Limited spots available, reserve yours now!

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Saba Shariff

SVP Chief Strategy, Product & Innovation Officer

Dinaro Ly

Head of Innovation Partnerships and Community Engagement

Let’s beat the stats together.
Because only…


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)

Let’s change that by championing women in Open Banking, Open Finance and Open Payments


We want to see as many women as possible become leaders and trendsetters in our industry and beyond.

Women in Open Banking will provide:

Quarterly roundtables

Monthly online mentoring sessions

A series of workshops with leaders and trailblazers in Open Banking and beyond

Bespoke industry events organised by Open Banking Expo

Opportunities to take part in the OBExpo Unplugged podcast

American Express' Holly Coventry

“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

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

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