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Women in Payments Symposium USA 2021

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Lauren Holohan

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Elena Whisler

SVP, Sales and Relationship Management, The Clearing House

Kate Weiler

Director, Global Product Delivery, Discover Financial Services

Amrita Banerjee

Head of Product, Uber

Karen Miller

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

Hannah Fitzsimons

Executive Vice President and General Manager, Europe, Elavon

Kim Crawford Goodman

Head of Merchant Joint Ventures & Acquirer Processing, Fiserv

Ellen Linardi

Head of Product, Clover

Tracy Meng

VP Partnerships, Americas,

Linda Kirkpatrick

President, North America, Mastercard

Amanda Olsen

Director, Partner Management, Zuora

Gail Burgos

DEI Executive, Global Payments

Swetha Kolli

Partner Lead, Ripple

Victoria Pelletier

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

Ginger Schmeltzer

Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Jess Turner

EVP, North America Product & Innovation, Mastercard

Pallavi Kuppa-Apte

COO, Chargehound

Shonda Clay

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

Elizabeth Hoemeke

SVP - IT Strategy & Global Business Services, Elavon

Colleen Taylor

President, U.S. Merchant Services, American Express

Vartika Ambwani

Vice President, FinTech, Silicon Valley bank

Prashanthi Ravanavarapu (She/Her)

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

Rossana Thomas

VP Product Management, Fiserv

Amanda Orson

VP, Head of North America, Curve

Ruxandra Aldea

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

Laura Miller

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

Jean Kochick

Senior Vice President, PNC

Heather Hogsett

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

Molly Walsh

Merchant Services - Head of Global Product, JPMorgan Chase

Shannon Whittington

Whittington Consulting

Mary Ann Francis

IBM Associate Partner

Rose Silva

SVP, Business Chief Technology Officer, PNC

Kesha Jones

Manager of Banking, Paycom

Melissa Jankowski

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

Kari Browne

Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry

Jane Larimer

President & CEO, Nacha

Laura Parsons

VP Corporate Treasury, FIS

Pelwasha Faquiryan

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

Donna Teevens

Director of Information Security, ACI Worldwide

Laurie Pennington

SVP & Senior Associate General Counsel, Truist Bank

Malinda Robey

VP Payments, Global Services, Finastra

Norma Krayem

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

Kathy Strasser

EVP, Chief Operating Officer, Incredible Bank

Karen Reid

Senior Manager, Deloitte

Elizabeth Hurvitz

SVP Global Social Impact, Visa

Conny Dorrestijn

Founding Partner, BankiFi

Suneera Madhani

Founder and CEO, Fattmerchant

Christine Moy

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

Jennifer Lucas

Head of Payments for FSO Americas, Ernst & Young LLP

Stacy Rosenthal

Head of Payments, Santander, N.A.

Uzma Makhdumi

Head of Payments Partnerships, Google

Kathryn O'Donnell

CEO, Clovis Technologies

Deirdre Cohen

Senior Vice President, Head of Acquiring, Visa

Anna Novoseletsky

Head of Global Payments, Legal Discover Financial Services

Monica Kennedy

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

Dima Ghawi

Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach Dima Ghawi, LLC.

Rebecca Mann

Global Head of Enterprise Partnerships Commercial Development, Western Union

Kim Jenkins

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

Alaina Gimbert

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

Helena Mao

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

Audrey Blackmon

SVP Business Development, Verrency

Michelle Gauchat

Principal, Deloitte

Rebecca Speck

Senior Payments Specialist, Discover Global Network

Patricia Partelow

Managing Director, Ernst & Young

Hemlata Narasimhan

SVP, Merchant Sales and Acquiring, Europe Visa

Mandy Killam

Head of North America Commercial Team, ACI Worldwide

Dave Birch

Director, Consult Hyperion

Tara Seshan

Head of Stripe Treasury

Gayathri Vasudev

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

Monica Stevens

Chief Credit & Risk Officer, Wells Fargo Merchant Services

Marla Blow

Senior Vice President, North America Social Impact, Mastercard

Nancy Medoff

Confidence and Persuasion Expert, AthenaWise

Erica Eby

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

Eva Wong

Co-Founder & COO, Borrowell

Kara Hill

CISSP, Chief Information Security Officer, FIS

Kathryn Petralia

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

Jeanette Blanco

General Counsel, NACHA

Ayelet Biger-Levin

VP Product and Content Marketing, BioCatch

May Zabaneh

Vice President – Global Professional Services, PayPal

Skyler Webster

Director of Product Management, Western Union

Rachel Hunt

VP, Growth Marketing, Volante Technologies

Carrie Blankenship

Director Product Management, Instant and Emerging Payments, Fiserv

Kimberly L. McClinton

President & CEO, Earnest Ease

Jane Loginova

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

Kristy Duncan

Founder & CEO, Women in Payments

Jeannette Bugg

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

Julia Streets

Founder & CEO, Streets Consulting

Sarah Billings

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

lara king

Comedian and Humorologist

Eli Polanco

CEO, Nivelo

kristy KIM

CEO, TomoCredit

Carolyn Homberger

Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, ACI Worldwide

Denise Reading

President, LDR Worldwide

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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