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RiseUp Europe applications close on 5th May

The power of inclusive leadership

It’s 2021. You already know how important inclusivity is. Let’s not kid ourselves though. We still need to see far more diversity across the money ecosystem. RiseUp is our global programme to help with that. How? By providing tomorrow’s women leaders from across the industry with the contacts, support, skills and tools they need to turbo boost their career to the next level. Rise Up is an explicitly inclusive programme for all who identify as women.

Applications for RiseUp at Money20/20 Europe 2021 are now open.

We #ChooseToChallenge

At Money20/20 we won’t stop calling out inequality across the global fintech community. We choose to challenge everyday with our global RiseUp programme, empowering tomorrow’s diverse industry leaders.

Celebrating International Women’s Day’s #ChoosetoChallenge campaign, we’ve put this question to our very own RiseUp Advisory Board and community asking what actions they’ll be taking to address gender bias and shine a light on women's achievements across the money ecosystem.

Rebecca Mann, Western Union

"I choose to challenge the stigma of being a working mother. I’m not embarrassed for colleagues to see or hear my kids sometimes, and I’m fiercely protective of family time" — Rebecca Mann, Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships Commercial Development, Western Union

Wendy Holliday, Wnet

"I choose to challenge the idea that women need to be more like men to lead. Our ability to empathize instead of command and focus on elevating others only serves the greater good and strengthens our organizations" — Wendy Holliday, CEO, Wnet

Lauryn Nwankpa, Dave

Lauryn Nwankpa, Dave

"I choose to challenge and dismantle systems of white supremacy that oppress and silence women and femmes of color" — Lauryn Nwankpa, Head of Social Impact, Dave

Martha Mghendi-Fisher, EWPN

"I choose to challenge by using my voice, platform and network to continue giving a voice to minorities and under presented communities and to change the negative narrative of minority women" — Founder & Chair to Executive Board, European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Susan Barton, EY

"I choose to challenge gender stereotypes and bias in order to make a better working world and democratize financial services for everyone" — Susan Barton, Director, EY

Olga Zoutendijk, Julius Bär Group

"I choose to challenge lip service and complacency when it comes to equality and inclusion" — Olga Zoutendijk, Board Director, Julius Bär Group

Serena Smith, RealPage

"I will commit to helping forge an inclusive world" — Serena Smith, Executive of Financial Services, RealPage

Neeta Mundra, Salesforce

"I choose to challenge Women to become Financially Literate" — Neeta Mundra, Industry Transformation Advisor, Salesforce

Audrey Blackmon, Verrency

"I choose to challenge the status quo!" — Audrey Blackmon, SVP of Business Development – Americas, Verrency

Check out even more conversations driving diversity forward

MoneyFest is back

Financial firms need what each other has, whether that’s customers, deposits, innovation, licenses or trust. To survive and grow post-pandemic, businesses need to partner up.

MoneyFest is bringing you a diverse lineup of industry leaders, giving you actionable insights into collaborating more effectively. From regulators to unicorns and global banks to tech titans, we have all the angles covered.

Register now to watch all sessions live or watch on demand.

New MoneyFest speakers just dropped

Kahina Van Dyke

Global Head of DCDA

Standard Chartered Bank

Ginger Baker

Head of Financial Access

Plaid

Gajia Parsons

VP, Head of Partnerships & Ecosystem

Airwallex

Jillian Williams

Principal

Anthemis

Applications for RiseUp close on 5th May