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 

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)

Josephine van der Vossen 

Josephine van der Vossen 

Managing Partner

Partners at Work Executive Search

Wincie Wong

Wincie Wong

Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services

NatWest

Olga Zoutendijk

Olga Zoutendijk

Board Director

Julius Bär Group

Ellyn Raftery

Ellyn Raftery

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

FIS

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

Natalia Adan Munoz

Natalia Adan Munoz

Head of Financial Services & Payments Partnerships Europe

Facebook

Ebi Atawodi

Ebi Atawodi

Senior Product Manager

Uber

Dr. Louise Beaumont

Dr. Louise Beaumont

Chair, Advisor & Angel Investor

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

Ernst and Young, LLP 

Lynda Coker

Lynda Coker

Board Director & Investor

Scale Investors Limited

Claudia Coppenolle

Claudia Coppenolle

Director, DB Intrapreneur

Deutsche Bank

Elizabeth Duke

Elizabeth Duke

SVP Client Development

Central1 Credit Union

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

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

Lara King

Lara King

Streets Consulting

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

Equinix

Tram Anh Nguyen

Tram Anh Nguyen

Co-Founder

CFTE

Nicole  Olbe

Nicole Olbe

Managing Director, Partnerships

Barclaycard

Helene Panzarino

Helene Panzarino

MD

Raimaking

Noémie Papp

Noémie Papp

Head of Digital/Retail

European Banking Federation

 Payal Patal

Payal Patal

Managing Director Asia

FINTRAIL

Anastasia Pushkina

Anastasia Pushkina

Project Manager

UBS

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Author & Blogger

The Finanser Ltd

Julia Streets

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO

Streets Consulting

Smriti Vicari

Smriti Vicari

Head of Fintech, Europe

Visa

  Marca Wosoba

Marca Wosoba

General Manager, Europe

Global Reach Group

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