Women Changemakers in The Fintech Industry

In honor of International Women’s Day, Head of Digital Assets and Industry Advisory Services Sandy Kaul hosted a panel of women changemakers within Franklin Templeton and its financial technology (fintech) partner companies. They discussed how they became leaders in their respective industries, the lessons they’ve learned along the way, and the exciting changes they are aiming to accomplish.


In the spirit of being a good corporate citizen working to build a better world, Franklin Templeton is launching a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) webpage that will highlight the company’s DEI efforts. This new article, coinciding with the webpage’s launch, showcases women at Franklin Templeton and its Silicon Valley FinTech incubator program who are changemakers in their field. They share insights about their journeys into their roles as female leaders and how to help other women to also succeed.

Franklin Templeton is a strategic investor for Lobus and Propel(x) through the Silicon Valley FinTech Incubator program. This program incubates, invests and partners with early-stage fintech startups to explore technology solutions that are complementary and offer strategic benefits for the firm.

Key takeaways:

  • Women in fintech are leading the way in using disruptive technologies to accelerate their business, democratizing access to wealth-generating assets to lessen the disparity in the world, and tokenizing real world assets to transform culture and cultural assets into an investible asset class.
  • Being a changemaker entails believing in yourself, trusting your instincts, building your network, taking opportunities as they arise, continuous learning and following your vision.
  • Women are seen not just as overall changemakers in their industries, but also specifically as changemakers for other women who may not have the relationships that they need to get access to capital.
  • ChatGPT is a disruptive technology that can benefit creators and make everyone’s lives easier, and people can make themselves ready for this change through upskilling.