Day in the Life, Member Exclusive

‘How can we do this?’: A day in the life of Women of Fintech founder Gemma Young

  • As a fintech marketer and founder of Women of Fintech, Gemma Young juggles a lot.
  • From getting her kids to school, to brainstorming fintech growth strategies, here's a day in her life.
close

Email a Friend

‘How can we do this?’: A day in the life of Women of Fintech founder Gemma Young

Fintech companies that want to establish themselves as disruptors in their industry and bring in venture capital constantly focus on growing their customer base. And without the right marketing and PR, there’s no way to do that.

Some fintechs looking for growth turn to Gemma Young, a marketing consultant with 17 years experience in the fintech industry. She’s helped organize, promote, and execute several successful fintech events, including the first ever speed-networking event hosted by law firm Ashurst, and “How to Build a Bank” where she had a fireside chat with Anne Boden, founder and CEO of Starling Bank.

On top of that, Gemma is the founder of Women of Fintech, a movement with 3000+ members that aims to get rid of gender inequality and promote diversity all across the financial sector. Here, she oversees STEM programs and manages conferences and events. 

SPONSORED

 

She started the movement four years ago, while she was pregnant with her fourth child.

“When I was pregnant, I realized that in the banking industry, the way that you could bank had gone up exponentially,” said Young. “But the way in which you could come back as a working mother had kind of stayed stagnant at the same time. And so I set up Women of FinTech as a community to just see if there were other women out there feeling the same that I could support. And it grew throughout my maternity leave to 2000 women.”

Young spends her days juggling these two roles. 

Here’s a lightly-edited look at what a typical day in Young’s life looks like:

Morning: Coffee, Chaos and Catch-Up

Morning is chaotic, because I have four children. So it’s packing bags, and getting everyone ready for the day. And for breakfast– very strong coffee to see me through that. 


This content is available exclusively to Tearsheet Outlier members.

Tearsheet Outlier information and signup Missing out? Subscribe today and you’ll receive unlimited access to all Tearsheet content, original research, exclusive webinars and events, member-only newsletters from Tearsheet editors and reporters and much more. Join Outlier now — $59/mo Already an Outlier member? Sign in to your account

0 comments on “‘How can we do this?’: A day in the life of Women of Fintech founder Gemma Young”

Member Exclusive

Why MVB Financial’s fintech strategy includes strategic acquisitions

  • Trabian is one of a few MVB acquisitions intended to build out MVB’s fintech capabilities.
  • FIs need to create value for customers outside of the products and services they offer.
Shehzil Zahid | June 23, 2021
Member Exclusive

‘FIs and lenders have begun to recognize the inequities in the system’: Credit building services are on the rise

  • Consumers’ interest in credit building seems to be near an all-time high.
  • New solutions are popping up, but so are their accompanying risks.
Rivka Abramson | June 21, 2021
Data Snacks, Member Exclusive

Data snack: A breakdown of North American e-commerce payments projections

  • Digital payments, mobile wallets, and BNPL services grew in 2020 and will continue to grow by 2024.
  • Bank transfers, charge cards and COD expected to decline further by 2024.
Shehzil Zahid | June 16, 2021
Member Exclusive

BankProv taps into the crypto market with Ethereum-backed loans

  • BankProv is financing Ethereum-backed loans through a collaboration with crypto custody bank Anchorage Digital.
  • Institutional investors can now get USD on credit without liquidating their ETH holdings.
Ismail Umar | June 15, 2021
Member Exclusive

Cheat Sheet: Will cryptocurrencies ever achieve mainstream adoption?

  • The crypto market crashed a few weeks ago, and has not shown any real signs of recovery yet.
  • What does this mean for the future of the industry, and what are the challenges toward mainstream adoption?
Ismail Umar | June 10, 2021
More Articles