Lissele Pratt, a young entrepreneur and fintech trailblazer, co-founded and scaledCapitalixe into a seven-figure consultancy in less than 3 years. Acclaimed on Forbes 30 Under 30 and Tech Round Under 29 lists, she’s a UK Fintech Awards Rising Star and a force on the Women in Fintech Powerlist.
An official member of the Forbes Business Council, Lissele is a prolific contributor to multiple prestigious publications and a sought-after guest in podcasts, also hosting her own “Success Secrets” series.
Lissele is a celebrated speaker, mentor to women in fintech, and an influential figure for diversity and inclusion within the industry.
Fintech news and trends
International payments and currency exchange
Future of payments
Entrepreneurship, and women in business
Thriving as a young entrepreneur
Equality, diversity & inclusion
Leadership and building your personal brand
Sales & business development
Lissele is based in London and is available for in-person and virtual opportunities. She can be flexible for the right opportunity.
Chair of Practice in Finance and FinTech at Birmingham University
Professor Karen Elliott is Chair of Practice in Finance and FinTech at Birmingham University Business School and Co-Director of the FinTech MSc. She has been named as ‘Standout #35 Women in FinTech Powerlist’ in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Karen co-leads FinTrust, Agency, UKFin Network+, INFINITY, and Trustworthy AI projects (£12m EPSRC/UKRI/Research England), optimising trustworthy AI, ethical AI, and inclusion. An Advisory Board member to Incuto, We are Group and Saible, championing access to fair and affordable finance.
Plus, the Prime Minister’s Champions Group for Dementia, CDR.net, IEEE Planet Positive and an Ambassador for the Digital Poverty Alliance. Karen creates a fusion between academic/practical ethical/governance considerations at the individual/societal level.
Corporate Digital Responsibility (see CDR.net for info)
Credit Scoring using ML/AI
Karen is available for opportunities from January 2024, due to existing commitments.
Nicole Casperson is a journalist, podcast host, and the founder of Fintech Is Femme, leading the charge to create an equitable and diverse industry. With over 60,000 industry professionals subscribing to her podcast and newsletter, Nicole is a trusted source of news, insights, and analysis.
Before Fintech Is Femme, Nicole was a finance reporter, covering different B2B niches, from housing and mortgages to auto finance and financial advice. In 2022, Nicole was named a Top Inspiring Female in Fintech by the group NYC Fintech Women. She’s also a finalist for Fintech Nexus Industry Awards as a 2023 DEI Trailblazer.
Nicole has been named a Top Influencer in Financial Twitter by ETFtrends.com and featured in the LA Times and Nasdaq Trade Talks. She often speaks at events including Money 20/20, Empire Startups, Fintech Nexus, Fintech Meet Up, and Future Proof Festival.
Nicole is also a regular contributor to Forbes.com, writing about topics that intersect gender equity, finance, and technology.
Fintech (news and trends)
Cryptocurrency and bitcoin
Decentralised finance (DeFi), Web3 Embedded finance, and BaaS
Talent, and the human side of financial services
DEI, and the impact women have on financial technology
Storytelling, and content creation
Nicole is based in New York with a demanding diary, however she is always open to hearing about relevant opportunities. As much notice as possible is preferable.
Global Financial Services Industry Lead at Instabase
Aditi Subbarao is the Global Financial Services Lead at Instabase, an ex-banker turned fintech evangelist advising leading organisations on the adoption and applications of AI.
With over 16 years of varied experience across Banking (Foreign Exchange, Derivatives, Payments, Transaction Banking) and Tech (Loan Origination, Intelligent Automation, Deep Learning, ML / AI, Generative AI) – Aditi leverages her experience and industry knowledge to bring insights and thought leadership to those on their transformation journeys – both professionally and personally.
A charismatic and engaging public speaker, Aditi has presented across many stages and panels – bringing forth her passion for the vast opportunity for the world to benefit from the use of technology, and increasing the voice and presence of women and minorities in the fintech space.
Artificial Intelligence (AI/ ML, Gen AI)
Digital transformation (banking transformation, automation, technology for good)
Future of financial services and fintech
Understanding banks and startups (partnerships, scaling, selling)
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI – creating inclusion, career transitions and advancements, public speaking)
Aditi is open to speaking as often as her diary allows.
Chantal has worked in fintech and tech PR for almost a decade. Her experience spans a wide range of clients from open banking businesses, BNPL providers, global money companies, credit cards and loans, and much more.
She was most recently at Wise looking after UK PR both pre and post listing, before leading their corporate communications function.
Chantal is passionate about diversity in the fintech industry, and the importance it has in creating better products and services for people.
She launched The Heard (the very website you’re on) in 2022, which subsequently won AltFi’s “Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year” in 2023.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in fintech
PR for startups
Crisis communications, and reputation management
Fintech news and trends
Chantal is based in London and is available for a range of opportunities.