LATTICE80, the platform that prides itself as the world’s largest FinTech hub, has published the list of top-100 women in FinTech to know and follow in 2019. The list features two Bahraini pioneers who stand as a testimony to the gender-agnostic repute of the Kingdom’s homegrown FinTech ecosystem.

The two Bahraini women to have made into the list are Fatema Ebrahim, founder of Andra Public Relations & Corporate Communications, and Yasmeen Al Sharaf, the head of the Central Bank of Bahrain’s (CBB’s) FinTech unit.

Fatema also happens to be a board member at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). Besides, both of them are serving members of the Women in FinTech Bahrain (WIFBH) initiative.

The list was prepared in collaboration with Miss Kaya, a lifestyle driven financial platform targeting the 21st-century woman. The organization, led by Gina Heng, assessed key women in the global FinTech sector and identified some of the most prominent names who have inspired like-minded female entrepreneurs to take the big leap and become a part of the ecosystem.

Fatema Ebrahim reacted to this honorable achievement by saying:  “As women in the FinTech space, we get to represent Bahrain and the ecosystem that is constantly growing stronger. There are several women in Bahrain driving innovation in finance and making headway in the FinTech world, and we want to fill the gap by representing them, their personal experience and their achievements so we can make it easier for other women to relate, collaborate and achieve more.”

Meanwhile, underlining the increasing assertiveness of women in the FinTech sector, Yasmeen Al Sharaf said: “We are witnessing an exciting, dynamic new era of progression for women, breaking stereotypes and proving that no task, role or sector is off limits! While FinTech is a relatively new sector, yet we see a strong representation of women, proving women are an integral part of the present and future. I feel humbled and honored to be representing Bahraini women in FinTech amongst a host of inspiring and brilliant women from around the globe.”

Ghadeer Alaradi

Ghadeer Alaradi

A writer and content producer for StartUp Bahrain who enjoys uncovering stories of founders who are making a difference in their communities, successful women, passionate youth, and change-makers who strive to make the world a better place.

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