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Women in Payments Symposium USA 2021

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Karen Miller

Global Head, Leadership & Diversity Programs, Women's World Banking

Gail Burgos

DEI Executive, Global Payments

Kim Crawford Goodman

Head of Merchant Joint Ventures & Acquirer Processing, Fiserv

Ginger Schmeltzer

Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Shonda Clay

Executive Vice President and Product Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Jess Turner

EVP, North America Product & Innovation, Mastercard

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu (She/Her)

Senior Director, Consumer Financial Services (CFS) and Emerging Markets, PayPal

Elena Whisler

SVP, Sales and Relationship Management, The Clearing House

Elizabeth Hoemeke

SVP - IT Strategy & Global Business Services, Elavon

Linda Kirkpatrick

President, North America, Mastercard

Hannah Fitzsimons

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Elavon

Pallavi Kuppa-Apte

COO, Chargehound

Tracy Meng

VP Partnerships, Americas,

Amanda Olsen

Director, Partner Management, Zuora

Lauren Holohan

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Vartika Ambwani

Vice President, FinTech, Silicon Valley bank

Swetha Kolli

Partner Lead, Ripple

Amrita Banerjee

Head of Product, Uber

Rossana Thomas

VP Product Management, Fiserv

Colleen Taylor

President, U.S. Merchant Services, American Express

Ellen Linardi

Head of Product, Clover

Kate Weiler

Director, Global Product Delivery, Discover Financial Services

Victoria Pelletier

Vice President & Senior Partner, North American Talent & Transformation Leader, IBM

Mary Ann Francis

IBM Associate Partner

Laura Parsons

VP Corporate Treasury, FIS

Laurie Pennington

SVP & Senior Associate General Counsel, Truist Bank

Kathy Strasser

EVP, Chief Operating Officer, Incredible Bank

Amanda Orson

VP, Head of North America, Curve

Jean Kochick

Senior Vice President, PNC

Molly Walsh

Merchant Services - Head of Global Product, JPMorgan Chase

Jane Larimer

President & CEO, Nacha

Melissa Jankowski

Senior Vice President & Division Executive, Debit, Credit, ATM & Software, FIS

Laura Miller

President, J.P. Morgan Merchant Services Wholesale Payments, Corporate & Investment Bank and Commercial Bank

Ruxandra Aldea

Managing Director, Corporate Banking & Payments, North America Major Banks, Finastra

Rose Silva

SVP, Business Chief Technology Officer, PNC

Kesha Jones

Manager of Banking, Paycom

Malinda Robey

VP Payments, Global Services, Finastra

Shannon Whittington

Whittington Consulting

Pelwasha Faquiryan

EVP, U.S. Bank Payment Services, U.S. Bank

Heather Hogsett

Senior Vice President, Technology & Risk Strategy, BITS/Bank Policy Institute

Norma Krayem

Vice President and Chair of the Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Team, Van Scoyoc Associates

Kari Browne

Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Donna Teevens

Director of Information Security, ACI Worldwide

Karen Reid

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Elizabeth Hurvitz

SVP Global Social Impact, Visa

Conny Dorrestijn

Founding Partner, BankiFi

Suneera Madhani

Founder and CEO, Fattmerchant

Stacy Rosenthal

Head of Payments, Santander, N.A.

Anna Novoseletsky

Head of Global Payments, Legal Discover Financial Services

Erica Eby

Head of Business Development, North America, Ingenico, a Worldline brand

Rebecca Speck

Senior Payments Specialist, Discover Global Network

Patricia Partelow

Managing Director, Ernst & Young

Dima Ghawi

Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach Dima Ghawi, LLC.

Tara Seshan

Head of Stripe Treasury

Uzma Makhdumi

Head of Payments Partnerships, Google

Alaina Gimbert

Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC

Monica Kennedy

SVP, Merchant Portfolio Executive Global Banking & Markets, Bank of America

Mandy Killam

Head of North America Commercial Team, ACI Worldwide

Audrey Blackmon

SVP Business Development, Verrency

Eva Wong

Co-Founder & COO, Borrowell

Rebecca Mann

Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships Commercial Development, Western Union

Kathryn O'Donnell

CEO, Clovis Technologies

Gayathri Vasudev

Head of Global Clearing Wholesale Payments, J.P. Morgan

Michelle Gauchat

Principal, Deloitte

Helena Mao

VP of Global Product Strategy (Emerging Payments), Blackhawk Network

Monica Stevens

Chief Credit & Risk Officer, Wells Fargo Merchant Services

Dave Birch

Director, Consult Hyperion

Marla Blow

Senior Vice President, North America Social Impact, Mastercard

Hemlata Narasimhan

SVP, Merchant Sales and Acquiring, Europe Visa

Deirdre Cohen

Senior Vice President, Head of Acquiring, Visa

Nancy Medoff

Confidence and Persuasion Expert, AthenaWise

Kim Jenkins

Kim Jenkins, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging, PayPal

Christine Moy

Global Head of Liink, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Kathryn Petralia

Co-Founder & President, Kabbage, An American Express Company

Kara Hill

CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, FIS

Jennifer Lucas

Head of Payments for FSO Americas, Ernst & Young LLP

Ayelet Biger-Levin

VP Product and Content Marketing, BioCatch

Jeanette Blanco

General Counsel, NACHA

May Zabaneh

Vice President – Global Professional Services, PayPal

Skyler Webster

Director of Product Management, Western Union

Kristy Duncan

Founder & CEO, Women in Payments

Rachel Hunt

VP, Growth Marketing, Volante Technologies

Kimberly L. McClinton

President & CEO, Earnest Ease

Carrie Blankenship

Director Product Management, Instant and Emerging Payments, Fiserv

Jeannette Bugg

Managing Director, Product Executive CashPro Platform - Global Transaction Services, Bank of America

lara king

Comedian and Humorologist

Sarah Billings

Senior Vice President, Head of Payments Product, Operations, and Strategy, PNC

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

Jane Loginova

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer BPC, Co-founder and CEO, Radar Payments

Carolyn Homberger

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, ACI Worldwide

Eli Polanco

CEO, Nivelo

Denise Reading

President, LDR Worldwide

kristy KIM

CEO, TomoCredit

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Women in Payments



Payment solutions. Built for limitless possibilities.

J.P. Morgan

Enabling Payments, Empowering Women Globally

ACI Worldwide

Real-Time Payments


Working to Democratize Financial Services


Connecting the world to enable individuals, businesses and economies to thrive


Collaborate to Innovate

Ernst & Young LLP

Building a better working world.

Connecting people to priceless possibilities

Start with People and Start Something Priceless™


Make Today the Day

Global Mentorship Featured Mentor Draw

Connecting aspiring mentees with inspiring women leaders in payments from around the world.


Forward Together

The Clearing House®

At the Center of Banking Since 1853®

Discover Global Network

The global payments brand of Discover Financial Services


Let's put smart to work

Volanté Technologies

Accelerated Innovation in Payments and Financial Message Automation

Bank of America

Making financial lives better, through the power of every connection


Experience ahead of the curve

Wells Fargo

Embracing change and innovation



Federal Reserve Financial Services

Meeting the evolving needs and fostering the integrity, efficiency and accessibility of the U.S. payment system.


Advancing the Modern ACH Network