With over 20 years on Wall Street, and one of the small number of women in leadership within Financial Tech today, Cecilia is an advocate for not only women in FinTech, but also for women aspiring to leadership anywhere.

Graduating from the prestigious Wellesley College, which counts Hillary Clinton as one of its alumnae, Cecilia was led to Wall Street by a chance careers day visit to Wall Street that her friend persuaded her to join. Once there, Cecilia was captivated by the energy and knew a career in finance was for her.

20 years later, she is now a tech start up founder, a senior women working in FinTech, and a champion of diversity in technology. Her previous roles include being the COO of Citigroup Markets and Securities Services Technology, and positions with Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and IBM Consulting.

Cecilia is one of the few senior ranking African-American women in technology. An outspoken advocate for diversity, she works tirelessly to close the gender and racial gap while opening doors in the corporate technology sector. During her time with Citigroup, Cecilia launched Prometheus, an initiative to develop the female talent pipeline to achieve leadership positions. Now, as founder and chair of Tech Women Today, an organization facilitating the advancement of women in technology and non technical female entrepreneurs, she partners with numerous organisations focused on similar diversity objectives.

Known to many as the “Oprah of Technology” Cecilia also investigate how technology can help all of us lead more productive and fulfilled lives, as well as looking into how technology can empower small and medium sized businesses and help them compete. Cecilia is also a contributing writer for Fairy God Boss, Thrive Global, and Entrepreneur Magazine.