African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP)

Our Story

AWFP is a pan-African not-for-profit organisation dedicated to building a community for African women, trans & gender non-conforming; in cards, fintech & payments in Africa.

As the first and only Pan-African community for women, AWFP strives to create more opportunities for women in the continent, as well as African women in diaspora by intentionally being a champion for a more diverse and inclusive industry for all. 

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Benefits of Joining AWFP

Find Your Tribe

AWFP community is made up of incredible women and men, who share selflessly and willingly. The Ubuntu spirit is highly ingrained within the AWFP community.

Inclusive Community

AWFP is a non-judgemental and inclusive community that is open to anyone regardless of their education, career level, job rank, cultural background, race, religion etc. Joining AWFP is 100% FREE.

Endless Opportunities

AWFP offers her community speaking opportunities, mentorship, career guidance, partnerships, access to networks, global connections, leadership workshops, events and many other benefits.

About Us
Why We Do What We Do

The tremendous contribution of women to the fintech &  payments industry is phenomenal. Women continue to challenge the norms and venture into what were previously considered male-dominated industries. The average number of women working in FinTech is still low compared to men, but there have been amazing improvements in the past years.

This brings the importance of creating a network that provides the opportunity for women working within the industry to network, share and inspire each other while at the same time recognising the women who have continuously contributed to the industry for years.

AWFP is the official African sister company for European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

What We Do
How We Do What We Do

African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP) provides a platform that inspires, empowers and mentors women in payments to help them realise their full individual potential and position themselves for greater personal success while continuing to learn and contribute to the payments and fintech industries.

Our events and workshops offer an opportunity to the women to listen to renowned and upcoming female payments experts and role models who are leaders in the field; female pioneers and innovators in the payments industry and female leaders who are paving the way to success for women across all sectors.

By creating a Pan-African network, AWFP opens doors of opportunities to women in Africa, and those passionate about the continent.

Our Programmes
What We Offer To Our Community

Africa is a very diverse continent, with rich cultures, traditions, languages and countries. 

AWFP is very intentional in ensuring that nobody is left behind.  To serve the community well, AWFP has various programmes that run throughout the year.

AWFP has the following programmes currently available:

  • Country Chapters
  • Mentorship Programme
  • Women in Leadership
  • Young Leaders Membership
  • Membership Programme (Individual & Corporate)
  • Corporate Sponsorship Programme

About Our Founder

Social Entrepreneur| Immigrant| NED| Speaker| Philanthropist|

Martha Mghendi-Fisher is a fintech & payments thought leader, an immigrant, a social entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion advocate and a philanthropist with years of experience in cards, payments, financial industry, NGOs and social entrepreneurship. 

A social entrepreneur and change maker, Martha is the Founder of different not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises including; EWPN, InvestFem, Dali Spaces, BIF, African Women Speakers, among others.

She sits on various Boards including, Sote Hub; CodeOp, Rise Up Advisory Board Member for Money 20/20 EU, Advisor for PaceUp Invest , Board of Directors at Blue, WEI Advisory Council - Women's Economic Imperative (WEI)

Martha is a well sort-after keynote speaker. See her full BIO.

Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Founder, AWFP

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