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Monday, November 11, 2019

Women cross borders for diversity in payments

Following a long-standing tradition of cooperation among payments enterprises to expand business prospects while bettering the industry, two organizations formed a promising alliance last week. Having determined they share a mission to create better opportunities for women and the men who advocate for them in the fintech and payments industries, the Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet) and the European Women Payments Network stated they are “coming together to allow their respective members to share the benefits of both networks.”

As part of their alliance, Wnet and EWPN will publish dedicated landing pages where members can access each organization’s extensive intelligence, networking events and programming.

EWPN, launched in 2015 to champion diversity and inclusion in fintech and payments, serves over 1,000 individual members and 11 corporate members. Wnet, launched in 2005, serves over 3,000 women each year in the United States through events, information and knowledge sharing, and networking opportunities.

Sharing insights, knowledge, experience

During the 2019 Wnet Leadership Summit, held in Atlanta Nov. 6 and 7, Wnet Executive Director Lisl Dutterer said, “By working together, Wnet and EWPN are creating global change and the opportunity for more women to lead in the payments industry. Wnet has been extending our member benefits to women around the globe, and we are excited for the opportunity to work with EWPN’s leadership to accomplish that goal. Sharing our insights, knowledge, and experience will make our organizations stronger and is another effort to bring about positive change across the global payments ecosystem.”

Members will also have access to each organization’s workshops and networking events in U.S. and European countries throughout the year, as well as mentorship programs. In addition, members of EWPN and Wnet may become members of the other organization at a discounted rate, even if their employer is not a corporate member or sponsor.

“This exciting alliance will see EWPN and Wnet working together, leveraging both networks for the benefit of all our combined members,” said Martha Mghendi-Fisher, founder of EWPN. “Both networks are dedicated to improving prospects for all women in the payments industry, increasing inclusivity and diversity. Sharing our insights, knowledge, and membership will make us both stronger and allow us to bring about change as quickly as possible.” end of article

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