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Nadia Edwards-Dashti

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Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer

In 17 years in the FST sector, she has been responsible for helping over 2000 people find jobs and has grown from a trainee to a Managing Director and now Chief Customer Officer of a global technology recruitment business. She runs her own successful ‘Women of Fintech’ Podcast Series where she has interviewed more than 150 women in leadership within the Fintech community to celebrate and showcase their successes. She created a ground-breaking podcast series exploring the “Maternity and Paternity of Fintech Stories,” “The Humans of FinTech” and “The Talent Surgery” podcasts and has brought together these four podcast series under the banner of “FinTech with Nadia: The DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Discussions.”

Nadia created the diversity, equity and inclusion programme ‘HSRAE-Success Is Inclusion’ as well as the STEPFORWARD programme helping companies produce tailored workflows and operational plans to drive towards gender equality and workplace inclusion. She has written a book called “FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Workplace Gender Equality for Financial Services and Beyond” and it’s the first of its kind drawing upon over 115FinTech experts sharing their insights into the space. More than 100 of these experts are women within the FinTech community.

Nadia is a regular speaker at industry conferences around the world, has been a panellist at some of the largest FinTech events in London and a guest judge for technology and innovation competitions for female technologists.  She also speaks at universities on ‘Demystifying Fintech’ to attract the next generation to the industry.
She has launched a hugely successful campaign called the ‘17% list’ which drives real change fast, to affect the gender imbalance in the technology space by giving better visibility and therefore career options to women in technology. The ‘17% List’ campaign has created numerous roles for women within FinTech and has challenged growing companies to change the way they recruit for the future success of their business. Ultimately Nadia believes in people and businesses becoming the best they can be and knows awareness, acknowledgement and action is needed to drive this forward.

Her other accolades include: Winner ofInvesting in Talent 2019 Awards - Most Inspirational Recruitment Leader, On the Innovate Finance, Women in FinTech Powerlist twice andBrummel 2019 Top 30 Inspirational Women in the City.

Nadia Edwards-Dashti