The Other 50, Ep 4: Something about Mary

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Nothing like a natural disaster to bring us back to reality. Food, shelter, water … power and clean air – the basic modern day necessities that we need to survive. Things that we take for granted. When it comes down to it though, it is the human connection – the communities that we live in and the bonds that we forge, that matters. For most of us who look at new technology products day in and day out, it is easy to become jaded and forget about our roots. Banking is not about creating the next new shiny gadget; nor is it simply about lending more money faster and easier. It is ultimately about serving people and closing the gaps in our society.

In this new episode of “The Other 50”, Theo and Brad chat with Mary Wisniewski about her passion in banking and fintech, reflecting on the realities of modern day consumer finances, and the need for financial services industry to go back to our roots and do more.



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Banking and fintech reporter and editor for 10+ years @MaryMWisniewski

Mary has been a banking and fintech reporter and editor for 10+ years. Her writing has explored many subjects, including: personal finance, tech, fashion shows, auto dealerships, celebrity press junkets and debt collectors. More notably, her work has appeared in Billboard, Cracked, American Banker, The Miami Herald, MSN, National Jeweler, Bank Innovation, fashion blogs and other media outlets.


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