Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer

Nadia Co-Founded the Harrington Starr Group in 2010; a leading Financial Technology recruitment firm. Having recruited in the financial services technology sector for 18+ years, Nadia has been responsible for helping 1000s of people find jobs. As Chief Customer Officer, she runs the Podcast Series,‘Fintech’s DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Discussions’— which includes the #WomenOfFinTech, #HumansOfFinTech, #FamilliesOfFinTech and #TalentOfFinTech chapters— to share the challenges and successes of those driving equitable change in the industry.

Nadia has written a book: ‘FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Workplace Gender Equality in Financial Services and Beyond and it quotes over 100 of her podcast interviewees. Her campaigns for gender equality include the award-winning “Talent Equity List” that gives companies continual visibility of female technologists looking for work. 

Nadia is Winner of Investing in Talent 2019 Awards; Most Inspirational Recruitment Leader; Innovate Finance: Women in FinTech Powerlist Judge; FinTech Magazine Top 100 Women in FinTech 2022; The Recruiter Awards: Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year 2022; European Women’s Payment Network: ‘Positive Trouble Maker of the Year 2022’. Nadia is an Industrial Fellow at the University of East London: Centre of FinTech; and a regular contributor to

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