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Mary Agbesanwa featured in Episode 713 of Fintech Insider - News: JP Morgan bans ChatGPT, while female founders are on the rise

On this week's Fintech Insider News podcast, host Benjamin Ensor is discussing the biggest stories of the week with: 
🎙️ Lena Hackelöer - CEO & Founder at Brite Payments
🎙️ Mary Kemi Agbesanwa - Fintech Growth Lead at Seccl
🎙️ Ruth Foxe Blader - Partner at Anthemis Group

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Mary Agbesanwa featured in The Voices In The Shadow Volume 2 book

‘The Voices in the Shadow’ volume 2 will showcase the journeys of 51 Black women in the UK and Ireland who have impacted the tech industry. Each story comes with an interactive section, a journal, and career advice for non-tech and tech roles The book is distributed for free to 500 schools across the UK and Ireland.

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Powering investments for all… is wealthtech failing women?

A panel discussion about the gender investing gap, where we explored the major investing barriers for women, what new and established fintechs are doing to cater to underserved retail clients, and how innovation could be the key to driving inclusion. Mary Agbesanwa, Fintech Growth Lead at Seccl was joined by four speakers from across the wealthtech spectrum, all of whom are working to make fintech more inclusive and accessible.

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Meet Mary Agbesanwa, Founder of Now You’re Talking

Mary Agbesanwa, Founder of Now You’re Talking accepted to be interviewed by UK Black Business Week. She shared her insights as a Black Woman entrepreneur and career professional and why she endorses UK Black Business Week events.

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FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Workplace Gender Equality in Financial Services and Beyond

The FinTech community is steeped in change and has the potential to pave the way for equal opportunities in the workplace. This book showcases the successes in the industry alongside that which could act as a barrier or escalator.


Being the first of its kind, FinTech Women Walk the Talk draws upon the author’s podcasts that feature the insights of more than 150 FinTech experts; more than 100 of whom are women.


It is a call to action for diversity in the workplace, showcasing successes and presenting how to overcome challenges. By demystifying FinTech, and highlighting its potential to drive change, this book explores how to achieve gender parity in the workplace. 

I am a contributor to the book and spoke at the launch event in March 2022.

Check out the book here

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Mary Agbesanwa on Standing Out, Intentional networking and Taking Up Space

Podcast chat with the amazing Frankie Cotton for the Women on Top Podcast. Find out more about what we covered and listen to the episode via the link below.

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What is the importance of role models within business?

I was interviewed by Involve on navigating the race and gender divide after being named as the number one Future Leader in INvolve’s EMpower Role Model List for 2020.

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Using technology to drive financial inclusion – a UK Fintech Week panel

In April 2022, I joined a fantastic panel of speakers at the Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS) for UK Fintech Week. The topic of the discussion was “using technology to drive financial inclusion,” which is something I’m hugely passionate about, and a sentiment that is central to Seccl’s mission.

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The Importance of Personal Branding with Mary Agbesanwa, Fintech Growth Lead at Seccl

This series of the Her Future Bright podcast is sponsored by J P Morgan Asset Management. 

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Citywire WealthTech Show - 'The frontier of innovation': How fintech is changing our financial lives

Fintech is changing the way we engage with money. For those of us in financial services, it’s also changing our careers. In this WealthTech Show, Mary Agbesanwa, fintech growth lead at Seccl and founder of the ‘Now You’re Talking’ networking group, discusses the impact of embedded finance and the democratisation of finance - trends that will overhaul parts of our sector.

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Mary Agbesanwa joins GirlGuiding Board of Trustees

As a former Brownie and Guide, I am excited to give back using my community-building and operational business experience to be part of the journey supporting Girlguiding modernise for the future. Girlguiding is the largest youth organisation for girls and young women in the UK.

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Inside the corporate world’s great diversity and inclusion project

'Corporate diversity programmes are rising—and have become a flashpoint in the culture wars. But are they working?' I spoke about corporate diversity and inclusion activity to Rebecca Liu for Prospect Magazine. 

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Firms are waking up to race issues, but critics say hashtags aren’t enough

“Companies have realised that it’s not good enough to just not talk about race.”

I spoke to The Observer about Black Lives Matter and talking about race in the workplace.

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PwC's Mary Agbesanwa on how to be a role model for change and the importance of 'taking space'

Spotlight in Yahoo Finance following my award win being selected as No.1 for the Global EMpower Ethnic Minority future leader leaders list showcasing people who are committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace.​

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Rising Star alumni, Mary Agbesanwa, celebrated in EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model list

Mary Agbesanwa, a management consultant at PwC and a Rising Star alumni, has been celebrated in INvolve’s EMpower Ethnic Minority List. Agbesanwa came top of the EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, which highlights those tipped for future glory. 

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BYP Network In Conversation with a Financial Consultant: Mary Agbesanwa 

 Instagram Live on Friday 17th April 2020 at 7pm (GMT) with Mary Agbesanwa, a Management Consultant at PwC and Co-Founder of Now You're Talking.

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Able Child Africa -  Youth Council Bio 

 As a British-born Nigerian, Mary is excited about Africa’s growth prospects and the role the diaspora can play, as well as inclusion and putting herself in others’ shoes. 

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Taking the right approach to ethnicity pay gap reporting

Contributed to PwC UK's Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting report on the role of employee networks in supporting with the messaging of Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting.

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The Sessions: International Women's Day Level Up Workshop & Networking event 

Mary Agbesanwa hosted an IWD Workshop and Networking event with British Land/Broadgate for IWD 2020.

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Afrotech UK 2019 -  Speaker Bio 

Mary Agbesanwa was a speaker at Afrotech UK 2019 covering Open banking, budgeting and securing the bag! 

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Atos celebrates Black History Month

On Wednesday 31 October, our multicultural diversity network, The Together Network, hosted an exclusive panel discussion at our UK & Ireland headquarters - in celebration of Black History Month.The discussion covered topics such as Windrush, being black within the workplace, personal experience of race and the understanding of race itself.

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19 consulting industry figures named role models for ethnic minorities

19 members of the global consulting industry have been named as top role models and allies of ethnic minority individuals in the business arena. 

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A night to remember: Global volunteers celebrated at VSO Awards

Esteemed guests including VSO’s Patron, HRH Princess Anne, filled the auditorium of the Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in London to watch the ceremony. The event was hosted by two former volunteers: the veteran BBC journalist Mike Wooldridge, and the economist & blogger Mary Agbesanwa. 

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Birmingham Business School Alumni Profile

Overall my time at university was great. It taught me a lot about myself and others. I learnt that you hard work usually gets rewarded and much to my shock, graduated with a First Class in BSc Economics.

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Spectra Meets: Mary Agbesanwa

The main message I would tell other young women is to have confidence in yourself! Believe you can and you will! But also be prepared for success because it will never just be handed to you. Work hard and remember that success is where opportunity meets preparation.

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Mary Agbesanwa - Rising Star Award winner 

Mary Agbesanwa, Rising Star in Professional Services 2019, top 5 in Professional Services.

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CASS Consulting Society Annual Conference: Banking & Finance vs. Consultancy

The panel consisted of 2 speakers from the consulting industry and 2-3 from the finance & banking industry discussing what each industry has to offer.

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Spotlight on: Mary Agbesanwa

Career story to date for a Black History Month feature in my secondary school alumni magazine.

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EMpower future leaders 2018

The following individuals were identified as future leaders by the EMpower judging panel. They are high-performing and high-potential individuals at various levels in their careers. 

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Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE - Transformational Coach

April 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Mary as I was a guest on the NYT Network, live on Instagram. We had prepared together and I was impressed with Mary's professionalism and dedication to her community. On the call, she asked insightful questions and enabled me to shine as a guest. I'll be delighted to work with her again in the future. I would highly recommend connecting and working with her. 

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