Celebrating the voices of women who power the business world

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As we commemorate National Women’s Day in South Africa, it is important to continue striving to achieve a gender-equal workplace in the financial technology sector. Verto, a global fintech firm, is proud to celebrate the voices of women who power the fintech industry this August. 

In a series of interviews, the women at Verto shared their experiences working in fintech and highlighted the need for providing opportunities and empowering women to pursue careers in the fintech industry.

Sophie Proctor, Verto’s Content Manager based in England said, “I’ve sought inspiration from female leaders to improve professionally and learn to use my voice to help drive innovation and impact for fintechs.” 

Elizabeth Masi, based in Kenya, stated: “What I would tell myself when I was younger is: With dedication, hard work, and a positive mindset, what once seemed impossible can become a reality.” Kusumika Nagar, based in India, said “After getting into the Fintech industry with Verto, I feel I have done well for myself till now, unleashing skill sets I did not know I had, hoping to achieve so much more!” 

With its sights further set on the vast landscape of African talent, the brand has embarked on a mission to spotlight some of South Africa’s most dynamic women in business and tech. These women aren’t just thriving in their spaces, they’re revolutionising them, ushering in a new era where diversity isn’t a mere tick box, but the core essence of success for their businesses.

Ola Oyetayo, co-founder of Verto, expresses: “We’re not just a brand. At Verto, we’re a testament to the potential that stems from diverse roots and perspectives. e’re immensely proud to highlight the stories of our female team members and salute the South African women trailblazing the fintech business world.”

This vibrant journey has led to recognising names like Baratang Miya, Founder of Girlhype Women Who Code, Emma Dicks, Co-Founder of CodeSpace Academy, and Thato Schermer, Co-Founder of Zoie Health, with the goal of encouraging more South African women to fulfil their dreams and become the change-makers the world needs.

In a world where business is rapidly digitising, the value of human narratives cannot be replaced. In celebrating Women’s Month this year, we should recognise diverse women who make the business world a brighter, bolder place through the power of technology. 

Let’s champion the women who are redefining fintech, today and every day.

For more information about the South African Women in Business Awards by Verto, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vertofx/