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Charlotte Wood named in Innovate Finance’s ‘Standout 35’ Powerlist

Charlotte Wood, Head of Innovation and Fintech Alliances and founder of Cobalt, Schroders ‘Startup in Residence’ tech programme, has today joined the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist ‘Standout 35’. Compiled by Innovate Finance’s independent judging panel, the Powerlist recognises those who have made a real impact over and above their day-to-day role in the FinTech ecosystem.

As the first Head of Innovation at Schroders, Charlotte has been instrumental in developing the company’s global strategic approach to innovation and setting the agenda for FinTech engagement across the organisation. Passionate about improving diversity in tech and financial services, Charlotte delivered the keynote speech at Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders Today, a conference focused on informing female students about careers in technology. She also co-led the organisation of a two-day coding workshop for girls aged 5-16 with Stemettes, encouraging female students to consider further education and careers in STEM.

Much like Schroders, Innovate Finance remains committed to highlighting the crucial role that women play in the innovation and evolution of financial services. The 2018 list will shine a spotlight on 150 women across 7 categories who have made a real impact over and above their day-to-day role within the FinTech space.

Diversity of thought is critical to success in modern business, that’s why at Schroders we are focusing on attracting, developing and retaining the brightest talent across our business. In May 2016, Schroders has been signed up to the Women in Finance Charter, a pledge for gender balance across financial services,  pledging commitment to progressing women into senior roles, setting a strategy with measurable targets and reporting publicly on their progress.

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Estelle Bibby, Head of Media Relations              Tel: +44 (0)207 658 3431

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