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This year we presented the second annual Women in Payments® USA Awards, to recognize and celebrate women who are true innovators, leaders, and rising stars in the payments industry.
Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition of women who inspire, innovate, and are a credit to the payments industry.
The Women in Payments® Awards Dinner will be held at the Ritz-Carlton on Wednesday, May 31. Cocktails kick off at 6:00PM, followed by dinner and awards presentations.
Invite colleagues and clients and register for this exciting evening of fun and celebration!
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Join us for an evening of celebration and recognition of women who inspire, innovate, and are a credit to the payments industry.
2017 Award nominations
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inspiration
Is awarded to a woman who plays a leadership role by mentoring and inspiring others. She shares her knowledge and expertise to enable and empower others, and has positively influenced the financial community by encouraging diversity, learning and professional excellence.
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educator
Is awarded to a woman who has combined professional excellence with a demonstrated commitment to advancing knowledge about payment products and services.
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rising star
Pays tribute to a talented woman payments professionals, 40 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated leadership, professional excellence, and a commitment to motivating others to make a positive impact in the payments industry.
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innovation
Is awarded to a woman who has promoted payments innovation through creativity, vision and perseverance in her organization or the payments industry as a whole.
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team
Is awarded to a multi-disciplinary team in the industry comprised of at least 50% women, which collaborates effectively to achieve outstanding results on payments-related projects.
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Distinguished Payments Professional
Is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes a woman who has served as a role model and contributed greatly to the overall positive image of the payments industry.
2017 Award Winners
distinguished payments professional
award recipient
Donna Embry
Chief Payments Advisor
Payment Alliance International
educator
award recipient
Sarah Billings
Head of Global Payment and Deposit Platforms for Global Transaction Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
innovation
award recipient
Talbott Roche
CEO and President
Blackhawk Network
inspiration
award recipient
Elizabeth Thiessen
Managing Director, Treasury Sales Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
rising star
award recipient
Eileen Holcomb
Lead for Strategic Capabilities & Investments
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
team
award recipient
Cynthia Knowles
VP Payments Engagement
FIS Global Retail Payments
team
award recipient
Leah Middlebrook
VP Market Development, International Markets
FIS Global Retail Payments
team
award recipient
Serena Smith
SVP, Head of International Payments and CAO
FIS Global Retail Payments
2016 Award Winners
distinguished payments professional
award recipient
Debra Rossi
CEO
Wells Fargo Merchant Services
innovation
award recipient
Hui Wang
Senior Director of Global Risk Sciences
PayPal
inspiration
award recipient
Hilani Kerr
Managing Director and Head of Global Cross Currency Product
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
rising star
award recipient
Jackie Burden
Vice President, Client Relations Executive Center of Client Excellence Global Retail Payments
FIS
rising star
award recipient
Melissa Santora
Product Strategist, Card Services
Fiserv
rising star
award recipient
Scarlett Sieber
SVP of Global Business Development
BBVA
2015 Award Winners
distinguished payments professional
award recipient
Ellen Richey
Vice Chairman
Risk and Public Policy
Visa Inc.
inspiration
award recipient
Serena Smith
Chief Client Officer, North America Retail Payments
FIS
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