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Lead Story

The dazzling divas of payments

News

Industry Update

Mobile POS payments moving up

It's a card, card world

Fees on unemployment payments opposed

Features

GS Advisory Board:
Challenge breeds opportunity - Part II

W.net's widening circle

Blue skies, green payments

ISOMetrics:
Women's evolution in the workforce

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Case study: Government benefit cards

Magnify, refocus, realign

Interactive Transaction Services Inc.
The big bang of prepaid

Views

Show me the residuals

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Exploring vertical channels

Scott Henry
VeriFone

Education

Street SmartsSM:
A gentle perspective on payments

Kelley Felts
Advanced Merchant Services Inc.

Rough seas for PCI

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Three areas worth betting on

Lane Gordon
MerchantPortfolios.com

Check 21 POS solutions

Christian Murray
Global eTelecom Inc.

Be an antidote to panic

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

The road best traveled

Company Profile

Smart Transaction Systems Inc.

DCC Merchant Services USA LLC

New Products

Ease and convenience with RDC

Panini I:Deal
Company: Panini North America Inc.

Find noncompliant devices, make money

Product Information Management System (PIMS)
Company: Broadband Central Inc.

Inspiration

The road best traveled

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

March 09, 2009  •  Issue 09:03:01

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Trade Associaton News
W.net's widening circle

Women Networking in Electronic Transactions (W.net), an organization founded to inspire and empower women in the payments industry, appointed Amy Brown as its new top executive to lead W.net's business and growth strategies.

"We've got such momentum carrying forward from the last three years, and this board of directors is hard at work putting together a dynamic strategic plan to expand our initiatives," Brown said. "Those initiatives are still empowering women in the payments industry through networking, professional development and mentoring. They are and will remain our main thrusts."

The group's focus for 2009 is on expanding its Local Interest Networking Circles (LINCs) and Gateway to Success Mentoring Program. LINCs were created to bring women together to share experiences and ideas. LINCs have been held in Phoenix, Atlanta and Chicago; in late 2008, W.net also held a LINC in Toronto.

"It was great," Brown said. "Our LINC leader in Toronto is Joan Mitchell from Moneris. She held an exciting event that was well-attended, and we're planning another one for later this summer."

Brown said LINCs will return to Chicago and Phoenix in 2009. Additionally, W.net is hoping to expand into New York and Denver.

"We'll also have our Super LINC at ETA on April 21st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas," Brown said.

"And Cy Wakeman, who was at our Designer BootCamp in October, is coming back to deliver a wonderful presentation on reality-based leadership called Outwit, Outsmart and Outshine, which focuses on new leadership during these trying times."

The Gateway to Success Mentoring Program is designed to match women new to payments with industry veterans who can support and guide them through their careers' early stages. Brown reported that W.net made a dozen mentoring matches in 2008. The organization plans to add at least 20 more this year and intends to increase that to 100 by 2012.

"We're putting in processes to operationalize that, make it more streamlined, and just make it easier for folks to connect," Brown said. "We are homing in on meeting the needs of our core constituency and empower those women to achieve their full career potential."

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