FinTech's DEI Discussions #HumansofFinTech | Meri Williams, CTO of Pleo

Meri Williams, CTO & Nadia Edwards-Dashti, CCO

On this latest episode of FinTech's DEI Discussions, Nadia is joined by Meri Williams, CTO of Pleo.

This episode highlights Meri's extensive experience, from building part of South Africa's first satellite as a teenager to leading tech initiatives in various sectors, including fintech at Pleo. 

Meri brings a unique perspective on inclusion within the fintech industry, emphasising the importance of embracing neurodiversity and creating inclusive work environments. 

The discussion explores the transformative power of fintech, the role of regulatory challenges in innovation, and the need for truly representative tech conferences. 

Meri stresses the significance of intersectionality, sharing personal experiences of privilege and the journey towards creating spaces where everyone can be themselves and succeed.

About FinTech’s DEI Discussions: 

FinTech’s DEI Discussions is Harrington Starr’s longest-running podcast show; and is hosted by our Chief Customer Officer, Nadia Edwards-Dashti. 

Inspiring the entire industry to walk the talk for change, each episode imparts tangible, actionable advice that advocates for more inclusive practices in financial services and beyond. 

Guests are typically financial services and technology Founders, C-Suite members and DEI Ambassadors. We also feature voices from outside of the industry to ensure diversity of thought is present throughout conversations. 

New episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday and are available on all major podcast streaming platforms. 

The DEI Discussions is an award-winning show and is recognised as one of The Top 4 FinTech podcasts worth listening to in 2024.” 

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