How did it all begin?

 

Back in September 2017, after another frustrating banking experience involving
hidden fees, unnecessary products, long holds and complicated conversations, future
FinMarie founder Karolina called her friend with some big questions:

● Can a bank exist to help and advise women, rather than confuse them?

● Do banks really care about our lives and financial situations?

● What if there were someone who could explain all the rules without using
banking jargon?

What if bank advisors really listened and understood what drives us?

We — women — are not just interested in numbers. Why can’t we access
knowledge about how financial strategies will affect our lives and those of our
families?

FinMarie provided the answers. We created an online investment platform to help women to save and invest money, and to support your long-term decision-making. With FinMarie you get a comprehensive assessment of your entire financial life. We help you identify your retirement goals to make sure we build an investment plan that fits your needs and goals.

Karolina decided to start Mind the Gap, a series of regular events and workshops to educate women about finance and wealth management. The response was overwhelming. Women want and need to be part of the world of finance, yet there were still no financial products made by women for women: Nothing that would help women understand the complexity of finance, and encourage them to thrive. Shortly after, Finmarie was born.

How did it all begin?

Back in September 2017, after another frustrating banking experience involving
hidden fees, unnecessary products, long holds and complicated conversations, future
FinMarie founder Karolina called her friend with some big questions:

● Can a bank exist to help and advise women, rather than confuse them?

● Do banks really care about our lives and financial situations?

● What if there were someone who could explain all the rules without using
banking jargon?

What if bank advisors really listened and understood what drives us?

We — women — are not just interested in numbers. Why can’t we access
knowledge about how financial strategies will affect our lives and those of our
families?

FinMarie provided the answers. We created an online investment platform to help women to save and invest money, and to support your long-term decision-making. With FinMarie you get a comprehensive assessment of your entire financial life. We help you identify your retirement goals to make sure we build an investment plan that fits your needs and goals.

Karolina decided to start Mind the Gap, a series of regular events and workshops to educate women about finance and wealth management. The response was overwhelming. Women want and need to be part of the world of finance, yet there were still no financial products made by women for women: Nothing that would help women understand the complexity of finance, and encourage them to thrive. Shortly after, Finmarie was born.

Our Team

Karolina Decker, CEO

Karolina studied Business Administration at Warsaw School of Economics and Finance&Banking at University of Warsaw . She spent more than 10 years in the financial industry. She initially worked as a Manager at DnB NORD Polska in Warsaw. She was responsible for the distribution of real estate financing, had responsibility for 13 employees and was responsible for a financing volume of  € 250 mln. Subsequently, she worked for Compliance at Deutsche Bank in Berlin. Karolina owns the business license according to §34f GewO.

Katharina Beuck, Advisor

Katharina completed her master’s degree in Business Administration at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. She worked initially in marketing and consulting at BPM & O GmbH in Cologne. Most recently she was VP Marketing at Signavio GmbH, a software company for process management. She built the Marketing department from scratch and led a worldwide team of 25 employees.

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Sharing experience with other women

Women hold 30% of global private wealth (= 44 trillion €). We make up 43% of the global high net worth population. Research shows that companies with 30% female leadership have net revenues 15% higher than companies with only male leaders. So, why do we still feel insecure and uninformed in our financial decisions? MtG want to change it. What if we could change it together?

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Helping women to understand the financial world

MtG does not use financial jargon. We explain what is what and how financial world works. We are independent.

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Helping women to increase financial confidence

Only 2% of wealth managers treat and service women as a distinct group with specific interests, according to analysis. We experience only 59% of the economic opportunities and participation rates that our male counterparts enjoy globally.

We’re on a mission to bring financial services to every woman.

Mind the Gap Community is a non-profit organisation dedicated to empowering and encouraging women by sharing knowledge about wealth and finance.
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OUR NETWORK OF FEMALE CHANGEMAKERS

The Mind the Gap mission ist to close the many gender gaps that exist today.
As a networking organization, we know that we make more progress when we work together, collaborate, and share ideas.