Fintech in Nigeria and the women who lead


Fintech in Nigeria

…and the women who lead

These leading women in the Nigerian Fintech space are trailblazers in their field. They come from diverse backgrounds and have qualifications in multiple disciplines such as engineering, computer science, political science and law. They are all passionate about making a mark in this space and have overcome various challenges along the way. The industry has an inexhaustive list of leading women, but for the purpose of this report we will focus on 6 women making an impact in Fintech in Nigeria.

In the past, the fintech space was male dominated as was the case in many other industries. However, a crop of women have risen up to take on leading roles within fintech companies in Nigeria.

This report in line with the 2019 International Women’s Day Celebration and the theme “#BalanceforBetter, highlights some leading women in the Nigerian Fintech space. The report showcases the women, challenges they face and the impact they are making within the industry.

The featured women are leading innovation in their various companies: Paystack is a payment gateway that helps businesses accept payments anywhere, anytime. Branch leverages data analytics to provide personalized loans. PiggyVest provides a platform for users to better manage their finances by saving as little as N100 per day. Mines offers Credit-as-a-Service digital platform that enables institutions in emerging markets to offer credit products to their customers; no smartphone required. NetPlusDotCom provides a payment gateway and a logistics platform that links merchants with customers. NIBSS is a shared service infrastructure that facilitates electronic payments in Nigeria.

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