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Playbook and Bahrain FinTech Bay Partner to Drive Entrepreneurship and Diversity in the FinTech Ecosystem



Playbook, the premier edtech platform revolutionising leadership and diversity in global industries, is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with Bahrain FinTech Bay (BFB), a FinTech ecosystem builder.


This collaboration marks a significant milestone in fostering inclusivity and driving forward the fintech landscape, particularly in diversifying more female entrepreneurs in the region.


Bahrain FinTech Bay is renowned for its commitment to incubating impactful fintech initiatives through innovation labs, acceleration programs, curated activities, and educational opportunities.


The partnership between Playbook and Bahrain FinTech Bay signifies a joint effort to enhance the entrepreneurial landscape within the fintech sector. Playbook’s extensive expertise and resources align with BFB’s mission to foster innovation and collaboration. Through this partnership, Playbook will contribute to the Standard Chartered Women in Tech initiative, offering invaluable resources and opportunities for aspiring and established female entrepreneurs, thereby enriching the fintech ecosystem regionally.


“At Playbook, we are committed to accelerating women to thrive in the dynamic world of fintech,” said Ismahan AlSaad, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Playbook. “Partnering with Bahrain FinTech Bay amplifies our impact, and allows us to drive a meaningful industry change. By uniting our strengths, we provide unparalleled support to women entrepreneurs, fostering significant progress in fintech.”


“We are excited to join forces with Playbook to advance fintech innovation and diversity for women entrepreneurs,” said Suzy Al Zeerah, Chief Operating Officer at Bahrain FinTech Bay. “Through this partnership, we aim to create a more inclusive and vibrant fintech community where opportunities for growth are accessible to all.”


In addition to supporting women in fintech, Bahrain FinTech Bay will introduce specialised fintech workshops exclusively for Playbook members. These workshops will serve as collaborative spaces for members to exchange ideas, foster innovation, and further increase women’s participation in the fintech ecosystem regionally.


Founded and led by an award-winning, fully female-founded team, Wafa AlObaidat (CEO), and the co-founders Ismahan AlSaad (COO), and Shreya Rammohan (CMO). Playbook is at the forefront of transforming leadership and embracing diversity. With over 5,000 members globally, Playbook provides highly relevant content for female founders, including masterclasses, workshops, and networking opportunities. Through its recent acquisition of Women Spark, the platform enhances opportunities for female founders by connecting them with female investors and offering exclusive membership tracks for growth and expansion.

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