Fi911 has launched a new micro-mentorship program to empower female leadership across the thriving fintech and payments ecosystem. LIFT: Elevating Women in Fintech aims to champion and enable more women to seize opportunities throughout these industries.
The free program facilitates one-on-one, on-demand meetings with industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Mentees can discuss challenges and pressure points, gaining insights that can positively impact their lives.
“While there are many factors in achieving greater inclusion for women in fintech, it’s imperative that women at the top hold the door open for others to follow,” says Chargebacks911 COO Monica Eaton-Cardone. “Mentorship for aspiring leaders can improve their confidence, help them build a strong network and encourage self-advocacy, all of which are key tools for advancement.”
Why LIFT Matters
For generations, having a guide on the path to success has been one of the greatest assets one can possess. However, Monica notes that mentorship is hard to come by for women in an industry where they make up only 7% of startup founders. This also creates tremendous pressure on the few women occupying positions of influence, as they can’t possibly uplift everyone on their own.
LIFT seeks to bridge this gap. Participants are asked to identify the professional challenge they are facing, and can choose a preferred mentor to speak to. After submitting a request, a virtual meeting is arranged, and mentors use the discussion to understand their unique situation and ensure they walk away with specific, actionable advice.
Applications are now open for leaders interested in joining the program as a mentor. The founding mentors represent a group of women in various positions of influence across finance and technology industries:
- Andrea Dunlop (Managing Director of the Payment Division, The Access Group)
- Angela Yore (Co-Founder & Managing Director, SkyParlour)
- Becky Clements (Director of Payments, UK Finance)
- Denise Gee (Co-Founder & MD, findexable)
- Marion King (Director of Payments, NatWest)
- Monica Eaton-Cardone (Co-Founder & COO, Chargebacks911 & Fi911)
- Sondra Fienberg (Global Workload Lead-Fraud, Microsoft)
- Tracy Cray (Head of Card Scheme Compliance, Chargebacks911 & Fi911)
Want to explore opportunities for mentorship? Interested in sharing your own expertise and experience with ambitious future leaders in fintech? Click here to learn more about the LIFT: Elevating Women in Fintech program.