What the FinTech? | S.3 Episode 15 | Unleashing the potential of half the planet

In this episode of the What the Fintech? podcast, we’re joined by president and CEO of Women’s World Banking (WWB), Mary Ellen Iskenderian, to discuss how the group is broadening access to financial services for women across the world.

Mary Ellen and FinTech Futures reporter Alex Pugh discuss how the world’s largest network of microfinance institutions and banks marries a macro and local approach, the cultural and economic roadblocks that prevent women accessing financial services, how to tackle ‘app islands’, the war in Ukraine, and the effects of the pandemic on women gaining access to the financial ecosystem.

Lastly, we discover what fintech buzzword Mary Ellen wants to liberate from our Fintech Jail.