CPPO officer Bonny Murray, partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, joined the ranks of 14 women leaders from the nation’s fintech and blockchain communities who were recognized during the inaugural Canada’s Top Women in FinTech & Blockchain celebration.
This event recognized women for their professional accomplishments and their efforts to encourage more women to join the male-dominated fields. The honourees were nominated by their peers with submissions reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The honourees included bank executives, senior industry leaders, entrepreneurs, leaders of think tanks, and activists.
“This is an inspiring group of women that truly deserve the recognition,” Fawn Annan, CEO of ITWC and the co-chair of the celebration, said in a press release.“We hope by sharing their stories, we can strengthen their position as role models and help entice the next generation of young women into fintech and blockchain.”
There are between 750 and 900 Fintech companies in Canada with services used by more than 4 million Canadians. Of the 31,300 Canadians working in the FinTech sector, less than 20 percent are women and less than 10 percent of those executive teams are women.