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Welcome to Real Talk.

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Gain access to a proven playbook and grow your network in franchise ownership.

Program begins on March 23
This program fits into your busy schedule requiring only 5hrs/week commitment.

Trusted by Fintech leaders at:

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Connect and learn from powerful players in Fintech and build a network that will last a lifetime.

Find your people.

Become a force in fintech.

Real convos
in a safe space.

Become a force in fintech.

Find your people.

Real convos
in a safe space.

Propel URL introductions into long-lasting IRL friendships. Every two weeks you’ll get 1:1 intros with thought leaders in fintech, all over the world.

not networking

Be your best self. Learn how to step into your role as leader and blaze your own trail, bringing your favorite people with you along the way. 

The blueprint is you

Surround yourself with other Fintech titans to support you when sh*t gets hard and aren’t afraid to shout your name from the rooftops with each stepping stone you take toward success.

Authenticity fuels impact

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Sofiat Abdulrazaaq
CoFounder & CEO

Vered Frank
Head of Product & Marketing 

Samrah Kazmi
Chief Innovation Officer, Risk

Fintech thought leaders

Who are part of our community

Marina Dimova
Global Head Finance + Women's Advocacy

Alison Staloch
Chief Financial Officer

Emma Clark
Chief Operating Office

Curated intros

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Expert advice

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Get to know her

Nicole Casperson is a journalist, podcast host, and the founder of Fintech Is Femme, a media company dedicated to creating an equitable and diverse industry. Nicole has become a trusted source of fintech news, insights, and analysis. Some of her recent accomplishments include:

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Nicole teaches Financial Management at the Parsons School of Design in NYC and is a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about topics that intersect gender equity, finance, and technology. In 2022, she was named Top Inspiring Female in Fintech by NYC Fintech Women, Top Influencer in Financial Twitter by, and was a Fintech Nexus DEI Trailblazer Award Finalist.

  1. Growing her twice weekly newsletter Fintech Is Femme from 0-50,000 Fintech industry subscribers in under a year.
  2. Bringing 300+ female Fintech founders together to share their personal stories in sold-out events in New York and San Francisco. 
  3. Speaking at the 2023 Women’s World Banking Summit in Mumbai to Money 2020 Amsterdam and Las Vegas. 

The Founder

Some of her recent insights:




May 18, 2023

July 13, 2023

July 20, 2023

Women supporting women

Event gallery

NYC Fintech Week ‘23

SF Fintech Week ‘23

Nasdaq x Nicole, NYC

Money 20/20

NYC Fintech Week

Real Talk Virtual

NYC Fintech Week ‘23

Women’s World Banking Conference, Mumbai


From Fintech leaders

“In an industry full of wannabes...Nicole Casperson is one of my favorite big picture thinkers in Fintech.”

-Dr. Daniel Crosby, Chief Behavioral Officer & NYT Bestselling author

“The power of a storytelling can move history and we're lucky Nicole Casperson has the pen."

-Lule Demmissie, CEO, eTORO U.S.

“Nicole, thank you for including me. I loved being part of it. And congratulations on what you have built, and are building."

-Sallie Krawcheck, Founder & CEO, Ellevest

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What is Real Talk?

Real Talk is an inspiring community of ambitious fintech founders, operators, investors, and innovators committed to pushing boundaries and lifting each other up as they strive towards professional and personal growth.

Why does Real Talk exist?

This community brings the financial inclusivity promised by fintech to life, and is designed to make progress in this realm through meaningful connections, conversations, and collaborations. By championing a culture of inclusion and elevation, Real Talk is blazing the trail towards a brighter future for everyone. We invite you to join us on this journey and be part of this powerful movement.

What are the Real Talk Values?

You can check out our community values here.

Why isn’t Real Talk free?

We would love to make this community free, but to keep the experience as authentic and engaging as possible, we charge membership dues that can be expensed or consider it an investment in yourself and your growth!

What is Fintech is Femme?

Fintech Is Femme is a media platform dedicated to upholding fintech’s promise of financial inclusivity, by elevating the stories of women and diverse leaders through a weekly newsletter, monthly podcast, events and the Real Talk community.

Who is Nicole Casperson?

Nicole is the founder of Fintech Is Femme and a journalist with a background as a finance reporter. She founded Fintech Is Femme after growing tired of mainstream media never centering women as leaders in fintech. So she created this platform to rewrite the narrative and change the industry once and for all.

What are the perks of annual membership?

Bi-weekly, curated 1-1 introductions from Nicole
Monthly mini-conferences with experts and leaders
Early invites & discounts to in-person events
Always on access to private community conversations
Support with hosting your own in-person events
Advice from the best in the business
Private debriefs on Fintech is Femme reports
Early access & discounts for all Fintech is Femme courses


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