Madhvi has a decade of experience working in international news and financial technology, and manages content and the editorial team at the major fintech news platform Finextra. She is also a proud member of the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 Standout 35.
A fintech journalist and commentator she’s covered a variety of issues from fund-raising start-ups to crypto, to feminism and equality within finance.
Current fintech news and headlines
Fund raises and startup news
Fintech for good
How technology can help people’s daily lives
Madhvi has a demanding schedule, but is happy to make time for relevant opportunities.
She is based in London, and you can get in touch via the contact form for her availability.
Margot and Alexia founded Your Juno in 2020 with the goal to close the gender gap in financial literacy. They have developed a “Duolingo of Money” app, offering easy-to-digest courses on personal finance topics such as investing, salary negotiation or purchasing a home to help women and non-binary people gain financial confidence.
After raising over £2 million to build the platform and accumulating 25,000 users in its first few months, the sister duo was named Forbes 30 under 30.
Personal finances: investing, negotiation, crypto etc
Building a start-up
Gender inequalities and financial feminism
Margot is based in the UK and is available for both in person and virtual events.
Alexia is based in Portugal, but is open to travel and virtual events.
Gwera Kiwana is a fintech and web3 expert with a particular interest on where both areas intersect.
Gwera has spent the last decade building and scaling fintech. After spending time in the trenches with her venture, she joined Monzo to scale their customer ops and internal products as the company grew from 100k to 4M customers. She’s also spent time at 11:FS working as a consultant and built out the consultancy’s web3 advisory business. She is now the Founder in Residence for Crypto at regional payments giant, MFS Africa.
She’s comfortable as a podcast host and panel member, able to speak naturally and confidently, with plenty of experience discussing fintech and web3 topics in an accessible yet deeply technical way.
Gwera is also recognised as a rising star on the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Power List.
Decentralised Finance (DeFi)
Emerging Markets – heavy focus on Africa
VC in Africa
Anti-Oppression (specifically not D&I)
Gwera is currently based between Nairobi and London (but mostly in London). She is happy to speak & moderate various events, and is open to both virtual and in-person opportunities.
Ruby Hinchliffe is a Personal Finance Reporter at The Telegraph, following stints at FTAdviser and Fintech Futures. With a strong history in fintech journalism she’s a keen commentator on the industry and keeps a finger on the pulse of the wider landscape.
She was also recently named both ‘Protection Journalist of the Year’, and ‘Mortgage Journalist of the Year’ at the Headline Money awards 2022.
Mortgages and housing
Regulated financial advice
Cost of living crisis / financial impact / economy
Ruby has a demanding role as a journalist, but is happy to take time out for relevant opportunities.
Flora is an expert in customer experience, and the methods needed to get the best insights for building products.
Having worked at major tech names like Bulb, and Robinhood, her work has helped design consumer facing apps with the customer at its core. She now leads UX research at investment at Lightyear, the investment startup seeking to revolutionise the way people invest their money.
Data based decision making
Flora is open to taking on speaking opportunities as much as possible.
Mary Agbesanwa is passionate about how technology is transforming financial services, and supporting millennials to achieve their full potential. She spent 5 years as a Management Consultant at PwC (working with banks and fintechs looking to scale).
Now, at Seccl as their Fintech Growth Lead, she is focused on turbocharging the company’s growth and expanding their portfolio of fintech clients.
Outside of work, she blogs on her Medium blog ‘A Millennial’s Diary’ about careers and personal development for millennials and runs a female millennial self-development and entrepreneurial community called the Now You’re Talking Network which has over 800 members.
Recent accolades: shortlisted for Black Tech Achievement Awards ‘Fintech Professional of the Year 2022, MCA Young Consultant of the Year Finalist 2021, Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist 2020.
Wealth tech + investments
Personal and career development
Diversity and inclusion
Mary is happy for people to reach out with a clear reason and relevant request on LinkedIn.
Head of Banking and Expansion - MEA & LatAm at Wise
Nadia Costanzo is the Head of Banking for MEA & Latin America at Wise. A deeply informed payments expert, Nadia has extensive experience working on some of the most significant problems within international finance.
She was previously a consultant with the World Bank, and is a passionate advocate for inclusion within fintech.
International money, with a focus on MEA and LatAm
Global payments, and regulation
Diversity, equity and inclusion
Financial inclusion and accessibility
Nadia has a busy diary, but is available for in person and some remote events that relate to her key areas of expertise.