BMO Harris: Why It’s Important to Promote Gender Diversity in Fintech



FEATURING: Niamh Kristufek and Andrew Harrison, BMO Harris Bank

While the fintech industry is growing rapidly, it is still rare to see women as fintech founders or women holding leadership roles. More concerning is the fact that women fintech founders are lower in North America than other regions of the world.

In August, a collaboration between BMO Harris Bank and 1871, a #1-ranked private business incubator, provided women entrepreneurs the opportunity to bring their innovative technologies and products forward.

My guests on the Banking Transformed podcast are BMO Harris’ Niamh Kristufek, US head of business banking and Andrew Harrison, Head of US Digital Partnerships. They share the results of this year’s incubator program and the importance of greater inclusion in the fintech space.

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