Applications are now open for Stone & Chalk’s new program ‘Females in Fintech’, which aims to helping women in the fintech ecosystem accelerate their careers and improve their businesses.

Funded by LaunchVic, the program will create a network for women working in the fintech industry by supporting them via networking events, mentoring and education.

The education program will focus on pro-actively growing our residents’ individual careers, leadership skills, customer growth and funding readiness. The program will be open to Stone & Chalk residents as well as other fintech start ups within the Victorian ecosystem.

“According to BCG research, when women business owners pitch their ideas to investors for early-stage capital, they receive significantly less than men —a disparity that averages more than $1 million,” Karen Cohen, Program Manager based at Stone & Chalk said.

“We are excited to launch a program specifically dedicated to growing and supporting women in the fintech ecosystem,” said Alan Tsen, General Manager of Stone & Chalk Melbourne.

The networking events and mentoring program will see participants connect with high-profile speakers and experienced mentors who can all help to amplify their connections and contribute to the successful growth of their businesses.

The education program will focus on growing leadership skills with a strong focus on generating a higher representation of women on boards.

The initiative will be spearheaded by Karen Cohen, Expert in Residence at Stone & Chalk Melbourne, who last year oversaw Block Engine, Australia’s first Blockchain Incubator. Cohen is also the Head of HR for NEM Foundation and is on the Board of ADCA and Blockchain Australia.

If you would like to participate in the program as a member or a mentor please contact [email protected]. Applications close on 30 June 2019.

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