509. Insights: Do financial assistants need a gender?

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For International Women's Day 2021, Sarah Kocianski and special guests examine why fintech app assistants are overwhelmingly female, what this means for the industry, and whether app assistants should have a name or a gender at all.

This Monday was International Women’s day, and theme of the day is #ChooseToChallenge.

So on today’s show we’re choosing to challenge why fintech app assistants are overwhelmingly female, what this means for the industry and particularly for the view of women in the industry, and whether app assistants should have a name or a gender at all.

Sarah Kocianski hosts a fantastic panel of guests to dig deep into this. We were joined by:

  • Emily Nicolle - Fintech correspondent, Financial News
  • Soledad Abad - UX and content designer, BBVA
  • Elise Nunn - Head of Product Data at Plum
  • Amanda Cercas Curry, PhD student Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and co-host of the podcast Let's Chat Ethics

As always, if you want to join the conversation, find us on social media just search for 11:FS or Fintech Insider or email podcasts@11fs.com

Fintech Insider by 11:FS is a podcast dedicated to all things fintech, banking, technology and financial services. Hosted by a rotation of 11:FS experts including David Brear, Simon Taylor, Jason Bates and Sarah Kocianski and joined by a range of brilliant guests, we cover the latest global news, bring you interviews from industry experts or take a deep dive into subject matters such as APIs, AI or digital banking.

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Special Guests: Amanda Cercas Curry, Elise Nunn, Emily Nicolle, and Soledad Abad.

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