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Lead Story

Expanding options through microfinance

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

News

Industry Update

Indictment for gambling processor

EPX, joining end-to-end and tokenization

Be the miracle

A silver anniversary for Fiserv

PCI SSC reaches Iron Mountain

W.net appoints new director

Features

Payments on the edge: A conversation with Conrad Sheehan

The irrational truth of customer behavior

Industry Leader

Paul R. Garcia –
Apple thriving close to the tree

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

A new kind of smart card

A smarter way for the government to pay?

Card payments for caregivers

Views

Financially strapped boost payment alternatives

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Accounts receivable processing and the ISO revenue model

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Blackjack savvy applied to merchant acquiring

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang
888QuikRate.com

How to do effective performance appraisals

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Processing continuity: Threats and remedies

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

An operational look at improving sales force training

Deana Sellens
Take Charge Business Consulting LLC

Company Profile

M2 Global Ltd.

New Products

Flag and filter online payments

Shop BuyVoice
Planet Payment Inc.

Merchant management minus tech troubles

Hosted Download Management Service
POS Portal Inc.

Inspiration

Reflect that glory

Departments

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Resource Guide

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A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 24, 2009  •  Issue 09:08:02

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W.net appoints new director

Michele M. Jerome, Senior Director of Enterprise Operations for The Coulter Companies Nonprofit Management Division in McLean, Va., was appointed the new Executive Director of Women Networking in Electronic Transactions (W.net), an organization designed to provide educational and networking opportunities to empower women in the payments industry.

Jerome has spent more than 15 years managing national and international nonprofit organizations but is a newcomer to the industry. "I've been surprised by the sheer volume of parties involved in the payments chain and how much more was behind the scenes than I was aware," Jerome said. "There are so many pieces in the puzzle, but they all fit together so nicely."

Jerome added that she is excited about the enormous potential of W.net's budding relationship with her employer, Coulter. Her goal is to have a tangible impact on the industry and to bring a balance of women into the payments sector.

"I found in my research that women only account for about 15 percent of the leadership positions in the payments sphere," Jerome said. "However, W.net has a wonderfully well thought out strategic plan and has accomplished much for only being around three years.

"I have been pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the people in this business and their willingness to be supportive and work together for a common goal even if the companies they work for are bitter rivals. So I'm looking forward to helping them expand that foundation and continue to grow." Additionally, Jerome would like to expand W.net's Local Interest Networking Circles (LINC) beyond the quarterly meetings in 10 cities nationwide to a virtual format.

"We are very interested in launching a virtual LINC that W.net members can participate in regardless of their geographic location," Jerome said. "We realize that there will always be members in areas that are not conducive to holding a LINC meeting, but we are committed to expanding our mentoring programs and strengthening our LINCs. It's really about becoming the organization women turn to for professional and personal development."

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