International Women's Day 2022

Rise is excited to see International Women’s Day take off in so many ways this year! We’re playing our part with practical advice and activities to help female founders and leaders learn as entrepreneurs, grow as individuals, and collectively, we will #BreakTheBias.


Rise International Women's Day Events

Ask Me Anything with Vinita Ramtri

Join us for an interactive one-hour “Ask me Anything” session with Vinita Ramtri.
Thursday, 10 March, 2022
11:00 AM UTC

Female Founder Leader Workshop

Jane Reddin on how founders transition into leaders of fast-growing companies.
Wednesday, 9 March, 2022
3:00 PM UTC

Pitch Perfect: Helping Founders With Their Pitch

Pitch Perfect: Three speakers with tips and tricks to pack a punch in your pitch.
Monday, 7 March, 2022
4:00 PM UTC


International Women’s Day Breakfast

Join Rise NY for a breakfast to celebrate IWD and chat with fellow women entrepreneurs in fintech.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
9:00 AM EST

Sips of Success: An evening for Female Entrepreneurs 

Sips of Success is an evening to share stories about success, and  have fun in this community we’ve built.
Thursday, March 10, 2022
4:30 PM EST

FinTech Friday: Meet and Greet at Rise

Join FinTech Friday in person at Rise NY! Mentors/mentees will meet and chat over coffee and light snacks.
Friday, March 18, 2022
11:00 AM EST



Rise Female Founder Stories



In order to break the bias, it's important that women stand in their power and face difficult conversations.

Natasha Benson

CEO, Fintech for International Development



My biggest accomplishment in my career comes down to courage, and the ability to adapt, in spite of anyone's expectations.

Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis

Managing Partner | Chief Investment Officer, Equivico by NCRC



Aspire big, don't hold yourself back, don't let other people pull you down, and don't let somebody else define who you are.

Gayatri Balaji

Chief Executive Officer at Nanobi Analytics

The views expressed herein are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect those of Barclays, its affiliates, officers, or employees. No part of this communication is intended to constitute business, investment, financial, bidding, property, or legal advice and should not be relied upon by any party as a substitute for professional advice © Barclays 2021.


'Her Own Boss' Podcast

Her Own Boss is a podcast created by six graduates at Barclays and is designed to bridge the early careers confidence gap by inspiring and educating young women to find their inner entrepreneur.
Their main episodes feature the inspirational stories of female founders, CEOs and side hustlers as they share their experiences starting and running a business, while their minisodes offer bite size advice on how to start your own side hustle, build confidence and get ahead in your career.
Check out their special International Women's Day episode with Melissa Menke, Founder of Access Afya, and Juliet Gouldman, Head of Strategic and External Engagement at Barclay Business Bank, on the right to hear about the importance of championing women across society and how we can better support female founders.
You can find out more information about Her Own Boss podcast on their website, and be sure to subscribe or follow them on Instagram and LinkedIn to hear the latest on finding your inner entrepreneur.

Listen to a selection of episodes/minisodes here


Founders Coffee Club Podcast

Founders Coffee Club - Gender equity

In this special episode of Founders Coffee Club, our host Daisy King was lucky enough to speak with Katica Roy, CEO and Founder of Pipeline, to celebrate International Women's Day. They discussed the hugely important topic of Gender Equity, which Katica is enormously passionate about given that Pipeline is an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity.

Founders Coffee Club - Breaking the bias

In this special episode of the Founders Coffee Club, we're celebrating International Women's Day! Our host Daisy King spoke with Ana Mahony, founder and CEO of Addition Wealth, who is also a participant of our Female Innovator's Lab by Barclays and Anthemis. They discussed what Break the Bias means to Ana as a female entrepreneur, her views on the relationship between power and money and what companies can do to encourage a world that is more diverse, equitable and inclusive.