Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our poll during our Mojaloop PI-10 session on Hack-a-thon Update presentation.
Results for a poll that was run poll during the Mojaloop PI-10 community session on Hack-a-thon and responded to by 32 FinTech, Financial Inclusion and Business experts from more 15 countries around the globe revealed that Women leadership in FinTech companies plays a major role in developing financial systems for women.
The questions was:
Do you think prioritizing women leadership for a FinTech company has a positive effect on developing products and systems that best serve women’s needs?
Eighty Five percent (83%) of the respondent were male whereas 17 percent were female.
88% answered yes and 12 percent said no.
Below is chart showing results of the findings.
From crisis comes innovation and opportunity. #COVID19 situation is no different. The ‘new normal’ in financial services will be an increasingly digital one and it is up to the incumbents to finally invest in this. We may finally see ‘real’ digital transformation and achieve full financial inclusion. Digital Financial Services will from now and going forward be key to any form of transaction.
HiPipo is keen to promote secure digital financial services because of their vital role in promoting financial inclusion.
It is time for advocates, MNOs, Banks, FinTechs, developers and everyone keen to promote financial inclusion to think interoperability, think internet of money and think of the most affordable ways to ensure everyone can have access to digital financial services.
For instance expansion of choices and creating platforms that strengthen the voices for women and girls in the financial inclusion arena might become the most profitable investment that benefits everyone now and for the future. Think about it!