Women take the lead in Africa's fintech boom

Africa has double the average rate of women-led fintechs. Image:  Christina @

Nita Bhalla

Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation


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Funding to Africa's tech start-ups totalled $12.6 billion from 2013 to 2021. Image: Briter Bridges

Oluwatosin Olaseinde, founder of Money Africa & Ladda, during an interview at her home in Lagos, Nigeria. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Nengi Nelson

Faith Mokgalaka, founder of Puno, and colleague Tlotliso Ngqumeya, at their office in Johannesburg. Image: Gulshan Khan for Thomson Reuters Foundation

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