European Women Payments Network
It is no secret that women are still underrepresented in tech & finance. The European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is the first & only Pan-European network/community that is dedicated to bring together women from all EU/EEA member states, working in cards, fintech & payments. This week, the EWPN held their annual conference with 300 women talking about how they can increase the role of women in the industry. Watch an overview of the event below:
I interviewed the attendees at the conference and asked them: Why are they part of the network? What is their role? Are there so few women on top because of men, because of the organizations or because of women their selves? A few of these videos are highlighted below:
Martha Mghendi-Fisher is the one of founders of EWPN and I ask her about her experiences. Why and how did she start this network? What does EWPN do? Who are the members? What are the goals and what can you get out of it?
Rikke Staer is the CCO of Coinify, a crypto exchange with 45% female employees. Why is she member of the European Women Payment Network? And what are here personal experiences? We also talk about the money laundring legislation and how they are going to deal with it.
Iris Sluiter is the head of market access department at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). Why did she join the #EWPN network? How does she look at the position of women at the regulations, the banks, and the other financial institutions?
Conny Dorrestijn chaired the EWPN conference and has been in payments since forever! After 2 days moderating I ask her: What differences does she see compared with a male event? Speakers, organization, food, looks? And what is the future of payments? What trends did she spot? Will open banking change the game?
The rest of the interviews can be watched in the playlist below. Interviewed attendees are: Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly (Founder EWPN), Mélisande Mual (The Paypers), Tony Craddock (Emerging Payments Association), Nilixa Devlukia (Open Banking), Catherine Wines (WoldRemit), Gijs Boudewijn (Dutch Payment Association) & Dave Birch (Consult Hyperion).
– Vincent Everts, Dutch trendwatcher in the field of digital innovation | More about Vincent Everts