Top 10 Women in FinTech | Tracey Davies

By Evelyn Howat
In August’s edition of FinTech Magazine, we broke down our Top 10 Women in FinTech. In at number 9 is Tracey Davies...

President of Money20/20, one of the world’s leading fintech events, Davies holds over 25 years of experience across the media, digital and event management sectors. 

Speaking with her in December 2019 at Money20/20’s Las Vegas event, Davies gave us an insight into how financial services are changing and the work she’s doing to encourage it: “There’s been a definite shift over the past few years that has seen the sector move away from ‘shiny and new’ technology – which, in this industry, we all love – to thinking about fintech for social good and how technology and financial services can impact lives for the better,” Davies explained. 

 

Further to this point, she is also the founder of Rise Up, an accelerator programme aimed at aspiring women who want a career in finance. When we spoke to Tracey last year she discussed the positive impact the programme has already had on many of the women who have taken part. 

Part of this lies in bringing in leading figures from financial institutions and financial technology companies to exclusively speak to women. She explains the importance of utilising this for women in the industry to build connections and strengthen career progression. “The statistics are not great,” she says, “It’s 20% of women at exec level and a 19% pay gap. So there is some progress to be had here.”

Watch the clip from our interview with her below:

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