Rise Up

Rise Up - Empowering women in leadership

Money20/20 believes inclusive businesses are better businesses. To promote this value, Rise Up was created to address the gender imbalance in leadership positions within the Financial Services and Fintech industry.

Rise Up is a global programme with local perspective, designed to provide support and actionable skills for women working to take the next steps to increased seniority within their careers. This exclusive programme will give participants access to contacts, mentors, training and learning that will catapult their career to the next level.

How does it work?

At Money20/20 Europe, a cohort of 30 women will be hand-chosen to take part in an exclusive Money20/20 curated agenda, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions and unique networking opportunities. Alongside regular programming, they will take part in one-to-one mentoring with the most respected industry leaders, private meetings with keynote speakers and special networking events.

Our goal is to:

  • Embrace inclusivity as a strategic imperative to drive our industry forward
  • Amplify the business benefits of inclusivity across the Financial Services and Fintech industry
  • Empower women with actionable skills and learnings that can catapult their career to the next level
  • Actively support and inspire women early in their career to take advantage of the bold content, industry luminaries and career changing opportunities at Money20/20
  • Serve as a platform to inspire others to create actionable plans for inclusion and empowerment in our industry
“Diversity helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful.”
Fast Company

Advisory Board

Ghela Boskovich

Ghela Boskovich

Founder & Head of Fintech/Regtech

FemTechGlobal & Rainmaking Innovation

Conny Dorrestijn

Conny Dorrestijn

Founding Partner

BankiFi

Kristy Duncan

Kristy Duncan

CEO

Women in Payments 

Lucia Gallardo

Lucia Gallardo

Founder & CEO

Emerge

Jennifer Marriner

Jennifer Marriner

Director, Global Core Payments

PayPal

Miranda McLean

Miranda McLean

SVP, Global Head of Marketing

Banking Circle

Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Founder & Chair to the Board

European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Ellyn Raftery

Ellyn Raftery

EVP, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

FIS

Josephine van der Vossen 

Josephine van der Vossen 

Managing Partner

Partners at Work Executive Search

Olga Zoutendijk

Olga Zoutendijk

Board Director

Julius Bär Group

Academy Members

 Sahra Abdille

Sahra Abdille

Associate Director, Royal Bank of Scotland

 Alma Ahmic

Alma Ahmic

CEO, Bamcard d.d.

 Luísa Aldim

Luísa Aldim

Founder, VGD - Vírgula Decisiva Lda

 Jackie Barwell

Jackie Barwell

Director, Product Management, ACI Worldwide

 Melike Belli

Melike Belli

Market Development Manager, Cybertonica

 Nadja Bennett

Nadja Bennett

Enterprise Sales Consultant - Multinational Commerce, Global Payments Inc

 Carla Canino

Carla Canino

International Payments Lead, Blizzard Entertainment

 Sylvia Carrasco

Sylvia Carrasco

Co-founder & CEO, Goldex

Karen Contet Farzam

Karen Contet Farzam

CEO & Founder, AngelHub

 Patricia Duarte

Patricia Duarte

Innovation & Business Development, Glintt - Global Intelligent Technologies SA

 Megan Dunford

Megan Dunford

Director, Strategic Initiatives, Western Union Business Solutions

 Natalie Einhoff

Natalie Einhoff

Vice President, Business Development, American Express

 Orsolya Faludi

Orsolya Faludi

SEE Business Development Manager, UnionPay International

 Shanshan Fu

Shanshan Fu

Chief Operating Officer, Issufy

 Anne Gaitha

Anne Gaitha

CEO, Regal Africa Group

 Olia Gladkova

Olia Gladkova

Manager, PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Rufaida Ismail

Rufaida Ismail

Head of Payments, Investec Bank Limited | South Africa

Sasi Kandasamy

Sasi Kandasamy

Business Development, Celent

 Shakila Kerre

Shakila Kerre

Manager, Financial Institutions, Fintech Sector, FSD Africa

Seema Khinda Johnson

Seema Khinda Johnson

COO, Nuggets

Ashley Lannquist

Ashley Lannquist

Project Lead - Blockchain Technology, World Economic Forum

 Svetla Marinova

Svetla Marinova

FinTech Manager, Grant Thornton

 Louise Maynard-Atem

Louise Maynard-Atem

Innovation Specialist, Experian

 Jane Moon

Jane Moon

Head of Legal - Business, TransferWise

 Ester Neuner

Ester Neuner

Project Lead: BMW PAY – Digital Payment, BMW AG

Helen Ng

Helen Ng

Vice President, Citi

 Sewar Nowwar

Sewar Nowwar

Business Development Manager, Jibrel Network

 Lois Ollerenshaw

Lois Ollerenshaw

Venture Principal, Nationwide Building Society

 María-Clara Pérez

María-Clara Pérez

Vice President, Market Development, New Payment Platforms, Mastercard

  Dara Tarkowski

Dara Tarkowski

Chief Innovation Strategist, Quointec LLC

Lilian Wambui

Lilian Wambui

Senior Product Manager, M-PESA, Safaricom Inc

 Elena Whisler

Elena Whisler

Head of Global Enterprise Product Management, FIS

Speakers & Mentors

Kate Adamson

Kate Adamson

Head of Mortgage

Plaid

Liesl  Bebb-McKay

Liesl Bebb-McKay

Leadership & Strategy Consultant

McKay Consulting

Carolina Brochado 

Carolina Brochado 

Investor

Softbank Vision Fund

Sharon Chen

Sharon Chen

FinTech Strategy

EY

Lynda Coker

Lynda Coker

Board Director & Investor

Scale Investors Limited

Claudia Coppenolle

Claudia Coppenolle

Director, DB Intrapreneur

Deutsche Bank

Lucia Gallardo

Lucia Gallardo

Founder & CEO

Emerge

Ellie Hewitt

Ellie Hewitt

Payments Transformation - Management Consulting

KPMG

Leah Holzman Glass

Leah Holzman Glass

Global Head of Marketing Communications

Amazon Pay

Dr. Louise Beaumont

Dr. Louise Beaumont

Chair, Advisor & Angel Investor

Carolina Brochado 

Carolina Brochado 

Investor

Softbank Vision Fund

Elizabeth Duke

Elizabeth Duke

SVP Client Development

Sophie Jackson

Sophie Jackson

Joint Publisher & Head of Strategic Content

Treasury Today Group

Shemina Jiwani

Shemina Jiwani

Chief Operating Officer 

AscendantFX Capital Inc

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Innovation Lead, Belgium

ING

Julia Ko

Julia Ko

Founder

Creditcare Technology Corporation

Theodora Lau

Theodora Lau

Founder

Unconventional Ventures

Jana Lvova

Jana Lvova

Head of FinTech Delivery

Visa

Mary McHale

Mary McHale

Director, Business Development Financial Services APAC

Tram Anh Nguyen

Tram Anh Nguyen

Co-Founder

CFTE

Helene Panzarino

Helene Panzarino

MD

Raimaking

Noémie Papp

Noémie Papp

Head of Digital/Retail

Payal Patal

Payal Patal

Managing Director Asia

FINTRAIL

Anastasia Pushkina

Anastasia Pushkina

Project Manager

UBS

Julia Streets

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO

Streets Consulting

Smriti Vicari

Smriti Vicari

Head of Fintech, Europe

Visa

Dr. Yinglian Xie

Dr. Yinglian Xie

Co-Founder & CEO

DataVisor

2019 participants will receive:

A Complimentary Money20/20 Europe Pass

A Complimentary Money20/20 Europe Pass

Curated Agenda Content & Bespoke Sessions

Curated Agenda Content & Bespoke Sessions

Exclusive Networking Events

Exclusive Networking Events

One-to-One Mentoring

One-to-One Mentoring

Exposure and marketing on Money20/20 website

Exposure and marketing on Money20/20 website

Priceless Connections with a Network of Fellow Female Leaders

Priceless Connections with a Network of Fellow Female Leaders

Invitation to EWPN Awards

Invitation to EWPN Awards

1 year’s membership of EWPN

1 year’s membership of EWPN

Opportunity to be selected as an Executive Board Member to EWPN

Opportunity to be selected as an Executive Board Member to EWPN