Martha is a fintech and payments thought leader, a social entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion advocate, child protection advocate and a philanthropist.
As an immigrant from Kenya, Martha has worked her way to become a respectable, trustworthy and thought leader. She is a highly sought-after and inspirational speaker, with a talent to connect with her audience from different demographics, industries and backgrounds by being her authentic self.
A naturally born leader and community leader, she is involved in many initiatives that are committed to championing and supporting women, marginalised communities and children.
This can be seen in her work through organisations that she has founded, including: Founder & Chair to the Executive Board at European Women Payments Network (EWPN); Founder of African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP); Founder of Dali Spaces, Femtreat and InvestFem.
A passionate philanthropist, she founded, and continues to fund, Beyond Innocence Foundation (BIF), a charity organisation to provide a rescue centre & safe house for sexually abused minors aged 0-16 in Taita, Kenya.
She sits on various Boards as Trustee, Advisor & Non-Executive Director, including, Sote Hub; CodeOp, Women Economic Imperative (WEI), to name just a few.
Previously, she worked as Global Card Scheme Compliance & Operations Director for Payvision and Client Advising Manager for TSYS. She holds years of experience in cards, payments, merchant acquiring, issuing, NGOs and social entrepreneurship. Martha has been listed on Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech Powerlist 2016, 2017,2018, and 2019; and 100 Power Women in Fintech List in 2019 by Lattice 80.