Empowering People Of Color And Underrepresented Leaders

Register Your Interest Here For 2024

register your interest

Congratulations to our 2023 Amplify Cohort! See below this year's selected members. 👇

But First, What's Amplify?

Amplify was launched in 2021 at Money20/20 USA as an exclusive application only, curated leadership program and has since been rolled out at all of our global events. Through this four-day, curated program, we'll raise visibility and cultivate connections for people of color & underrepresented groups in the industry.

Our history in numbers:

  • The first Amplify cohort started in 2021
  • Since inception, we have had 450+ candidates from around the world as part of our cohort
  • 60% of our cohort are people of colour or latinx
  • 1% of our cohort are people with disabilities

What's the impact of Amplify?

  • 85%+ have received a promotion/moved into a more senior role since Amplify
  • 97% felt more prepared for promotion after Amplify
  • 98% felt the Amplify network helped progress their career/opened new opportunities
  • 99% would recommend the programme to their peers

The selected participants will receive:

  • A complimentary ticket to Money20/20 Europe (June 6-8, Amsterdam)
  • Curated agenda content and bespoke sessions
  • Exclusive networking events
  • Private meet and greet with industry leaders
  • Exposure and marketing on the Money20/20 website
  • One-to-One mentoring
  • RSVP’s to Money20/20 Europe special events
  • Pre-Conference Virtual Sessions

Our 2023 Amplify Cohort

Lola Agabalogun

Product Strategy Lead

Paystack, a Stripe company

Chenelle Ansah


Cornerstone Partners

Tikhoze Banda

Global Payment Strategy Lead


Omar Bin Brek

Founder CEO


André Darmanin

Principal & CEO

Urban Equity Consulting Services

April Christian-Davis

Marketing Consultant

Breakout Marketing Group LLC

Israel Goytom

Chief Execution Officer (CEO)

Chapa Financial Technologies

Lesa Moné

Head of Content


Shahaira Nicolina-Lesschen

Team Lead


Renjith Palamattom

Managing Director

Applied Payments Technology

Somya Patnaik

Global Solutions Lead - Real Time Payments

ACI Worldwide

Tingting Peng

Chief Capital, Strategy, and Impact Officer


Elisse Jean-Pierre

Product Manager


Rahat Rana

Director, International Partner Channel

Kount, An Equifax Company

Our 2023 Mentors & Advisory Board

Shalu Attri

Payments Executive and Board Advisor

Nilixa Devlukia


Open Finance Association

Bimpe Nkontchou



Jay Reinemann

MD & Partner

Propel Ventures

Nabanita Roy

Senior Manager - Data Science


Nicole Zimmerman


Zelocin & Partners LLC

"Amplify has offered me entrance into a room that I may not otherwise have been able to enter. I got a chance to see women doing the work of running the financial world. I met people who were there to willingly encourage me, pour into me, and offer to be helpful with my startup. I learned about emerging trends in finance, and got confirmation that I was moving in the right direction. I made friends in the cohort who I can be in support of, and who will support me as we are going on our journeys to Amplify our missions and visions for our businesses."

Dana Fry

CEO & Founder, Ujamaa Incorporated

Amplify Cohort Member’22

"Being in the Amplify program allowed me to see the change happening across several industries, and to see the challenges we all share—and how we can push through them” To summarise it was life Changing and Inspirational. Brilliantly Diverse. "

Sean Franklin

Founder, Commandfi

Amplify Cohort Member’22