Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer
Harrington Starr

Nadia Co-Founded the Harrington Starr Group in 2010; a leading Financial Technology recruitment firm. Having recruited in the financial services technology sector for 19 years, Nadia has been responsible for helping companies grow and people grow their careers whilst driving inclusion in the sector. As Chief Customer Officer, she runs the Podcast Series, ‘Fintech’s DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Discussions’, to share the challenges and successes of those driving equitable change in the industry. Nadia has written a book: ‘FinTech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the Needle for Workplace Gender Equality in Financial Services and Beyond’- and it quotes 100+ of her podcast interviewees. Her campaigns for gender equality include the award-winning “Talent Equity List” that gives companies continual visibility of female technologists looking for work.


Nadia is Winner of Investing in Talent 2019 Awards; Most Inspirational Recruitment Leader; Innovate Finance: Women in FinTech Powerlist Judge; FinTech Magazine Top 100 Women in FinTech 2022; The Recruiter Awards: Recruitment Agency Leader of the Year 2022; European Women’s Payment Network: ‘Positive Trouble Maker of the Year 2022’. Nadia is an Industrial Fellow at the University of East London: Centre of FinTech; and a regular contributor to

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