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Riverty and GirlCode collaborate to harness female talent in Tech & FinTech sectors

On the occasion of International Women's Day, Riverty and GirlCode are proud to announce a strategic collaboration to address the persistent gender disparity in Europe's tech and FinTech sectors, particularly in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI).

Mar 8, 2024
Women in Tech next to Riverty and GirldCode logo

According to the World Economic Forum, women account for just 29.2% of all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workers globally. When it comes to high-level leadership roles such as VP and C-suite, female representation drops even further to 17.8% and 12.4%, respectively. Furthermore, a report from McKinsey highlights that women occupy only 22% of all tech roles across European companies, a startling statistic considering the pivotal role technology plays in driving innovation and growth today. 

In response to these figures, Riverty, a leading player in the FinTech sector, and GirlCode, with its extensive network of over 80,000 female software engineers, are joining forces to cultivate an ecosystem where women in tech can thrive. Riverty is committed to providing job opportunities via the GirlCode platform and showcasing their own female tech talent to inspire others. Concurrently, GirlCode will offer mentorships, skills workshops, and internships for women aspiring for tech roles, further bolstering the Riverty talent pool. 

James Grant of GirlCode states, "Our collaboration with Riverty amplifies our shared mission of creating pathways for women in tech. It's about fostering an environment where female talent can flourish and redefine the industry. Together, we're building a more inclusive European FinTech landscape." 

Teresa Schlichting, Chief People & Culture Officer at Riverty, adds, "Our alliance with GirlCode underscores our commitment to championing women in tech and creating a work environment that deeply resonates with female tech talent. We are confident that our combined efforts will inspire more women to envision a future in tech." 

About GirlCode

GirlCode is the worldwide online community of women in tech who are on a mission to close the gender tech gap. We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to succeed in the tech industry, regardless of gender or background. Our community provides a supportive and empowering space for women to connect, learn, and advance their careers in tech.

As a member of GirlCode, you'll have access to a wealth of tools and resources to help you succeed in the tech industry. From mentorship programs and job boards to online courses and networking events, we provide everything you need to take your tech career to the next level. Our community is made up of talented and diverse women who are passionate about technology, and we welcome anyone who shares our mission to join us.

We also encourage tech companies to become hiring partners with GirlCode. By partnering with us, companies can attract a more diverse pool of candidates and help us close the gender tech gap. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential for innovation and success in the tech industry, and we're committed to working with companies who share these values.

So, whether you're a woman in tech looking to advance your career or a tech company looking to hire more diverse candidates, we invite you to join us and be part of the GirlCode community. Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive tech industry for all.

We now have over 80,000 members worldwide - have partnered with over 100 companies and helped over 1000 women further their careers in tech with our tools and resources available here.

About Riverty

With more than 4,000 employees, 26 million customers and over 80 million payments, we are one of the big FinTechs. Even though we love numbers, we don't want to be measured by numbers only. Why?

We want to help build a world where business meets the needs of humanity. Where financial technology makes a difference. Where everyone is in control of their own financial story. At Riverty, we’re building it, together. Our teams in 12 countries are always looking for smart, simple, seamlessly connected ways to manage people’s money. From flexible payments to accounting and debt collection, our holistic solutions empower everyone to live their best financial lives. It’s time to enter a new era of economic freedom.

Kristina Hunter Nilsson

Corporate Communication / Press Contact