NAME OF ACTIVITY: FinTech Challenge Volunteer
TIME PERIOD: July – October 2019

Women’s World Banking is seeking a volunteer to provide support for a FinTech Innovation Challenge we will host alongside our bi-annual Making Finance Work for Women Summit on October 22-23 in Singapore. This would be part time (10-15 hours a week) volunteer role with a commitment from July 1 – October 15, 2019.

About Women’s World Banking
Women’s World Banking is the global leader in women’s financial inclusion. Rooted in our deep understanding of the women’s market, we tackle financial inclusion in three interconnected ways: first, by partnering with financial services providers to develop scalable market-driven solutions; second, through our gender-lens private equity fund; and, finally, because diverse institutions are proven to be stronger, we build institutional capacity through leadership and diversity programs. Through this holistic approach and our global reach of 49 institutions in 32 countries, we accelerate economic opportunity for low-income women and growth for financial service providers in the emerging markets.

About the Project
Women’s World Banking is hosting its biennial global summit, Making Finance Work for Women, in Singapore on October 22nd-23rd, 2019. The two-day event will bring together financial service providers, donors, investors, and researchers to engage with leaders in financial inclusion and work in interactive environments to better understand how to make finance work for women.

This year, we will host a FinTech Innovation Challenge alongside the summit. The challenge will identify and support FinTech companies that are leveraging technology to develop new and innovative solutions to help unbanked and underserved women build security by establishing safety nets to mitigate against economic shocks or build economic prosperity to build their business and household income. The finalists will pitch to a panel of judges at the Summit comprised of Women’s World Banking leaders and industry experts and the winner of the Making Finance Work for Women FinTech Innovation Challenge will move on as a finalist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Global Fintech Hackelerator Demo Day (powered by KPMG Digital Village) at the Singapore FinTech Festival. More details are available on our website

Objectives & Responsibilities
The Volunteer will support FinTech Innovation Challenge Project Lead on various aspects of the Challenge, including:

  • Track applicants and corresponding submission materials
  • Support applicant review process and selection of top applicants
  • Manage judge communications, including meetings, calls and interviews with applicants
  • Support with securing FinTech challenge sponsors

Project Team
The volunteer will work with a team from Women’s World Banking, including staff from our Communications and Development teams, as well as outside partners and supporters.  The volunteer will report directly to the FinTech Challenge Project Lead.

Location of Work
The volunteer will ideally be based in New York, but remote candidates will be considered.

Required Qualifications:

  • Professional and responsible demeanor
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Working towards a related undergraduate/graduate degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in women’s economic empowerment and / or FinTech
  • Previous event or contest experience preferred
  • Previous marketing experience preferred
  • Previous communications and/or social media experience preferred
  • Creativity and own initiative is appreciated
  • Graphic design experience a plus

To Apply:
Please submit your application no later than June 20, 2019, at midnight EST. This application should include the following elements:

  • Cover letter
  • Details of experience/resume

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