We all face different obstacles in life, and for women in the fintech (financial-tech) space, there is much to overcome. In a vastly male dominated industry, the amount of women-held roles is miniscule compared to men’s. Take the tech giant Google, for example—just 30.9% of their overall workforce is women, who make up only 21.9% of tech positions. It gets worse when assessing women in leadership positions: according to Innovate Finance’s 2019 Venture Capital Investment Report, just 17% of fintech founders are women.
Barriers like these are tough to overcome, especially when it comes to your career and passion. But the human spirit is resilient, and this becomes clear when you take a look at some of the groundbreaking women who have carved a path in the fintech space despite such great obstacles. This visual designed by CreditRepair showcases some remarkable women leading the way in an industry where all odds are stacked against them—and yet, they persisted in climbing the ranks and let nothing stand in the way of their dreams.
Take it from them when it comes to your life, your career, or anything else you might be struggling with: if there’s a will, there’s a way, and you are far more capable than you believe.