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Two Bahraini women join top 100 fintech list

Friday, 03 29 2019, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: Bahrain
Two successful women from Bahrain were included in LATTICE80 list. They were chosen as part of the Women in Fintech Bahrain Initiative (WIFBH) launched last year by the Economic Development Board Bahrain.

They were Fatema Ebrahim, Founder of Andra Public Relations & Corporate Communications, and Board Member at the Economic Development Board Bahrain, and Yasmeen Al Sharaf, Head of the Fintech Unit at the Central Bank of Bahrain.

LATTICE80 is the World's Largest Fintech Hub which is building an ecosystem known as KAYA Network that connects over 11,000 Fintech startups and over 200,000 professionals. LATTICE80 remains committed to recognizing and advancing the contribution of female leaders as a global community partner to the financial technology industry and its sub-categories like blockchain, insurance, lending, personal finance.

Fatema Ebrahim, Founder of Andra PR & Corporate Communications, commented on this achievement, "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."

Yasmeen Al Sharaf, Head of the Fintech Unit at the Central Bank of Bahrain 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."

As members of the Women in FinTech Initiative in Bahrain, the platform emerged from a need to empower and encourage more women to participate within the Fintech landscape. The platform is planning big things for the future, and will launch several initiatives throughout the year focused on education, awareness and creating cross border ties.

Source: Bahrain News Agency
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