For this list, over 400 women were recommended to the Digital Finance Institute by various stakeholders in the industry during the institute’s outreach phase. The institute told BetaKit that the women who were ultimately selected and included in this list were selected based on their leadership, vision, and innovation, engagement and impact, in addition to their commitment to growing and supporting the FinTech community.
“Financial technology plays a vital role in the economic development of Canada, as FinTechs disrupt traditional financial services,” the Digital Finance Institute said in the list’s forward. “A digitalized economy, technology innovation, demographic changes and expanding market demands have been key drivers behind the fast growth of FinTech in Canada.”
The top 50 women in FinTech appear in alphabetical order.