The Most Influential Women in Payments, 2016
The honorees, selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, are responsible for businesses and innovations as diverse as the payments industry itself.  more »
Cindy Armine-Klein
EVP, Chief Control Officer
First Data
When Armine-Klein joined the company in May 2014, First Data held a 45% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, which is used to benchmark corporate policies and practices regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Today, First Data holds a score of 100%. more »
Doris Daif
Vice President
American Express
Daif describes her job as a race against industry disruptors who ostensibly offer faster, more convenient alternatives at lower costs. more »
Stephanie Ericksen
VP of Risk Products and Business Intelligence
Ericksen is one of the "EMV people," part of the card network-driven push to get the entire globe dipping instead of swiping. more »
Ann Cairns
President, International Markets
Ann Cairns, president of international markets for MasterCard, helps guide initiatives such as financial inclusion and other international initiatives. The rapid uptake of payments technology is challenging MasterCard to create an attractive experience that goes beyond payments. more »
Stephanie Wolf
Managing Director, Head of GTS Sales for Public Sector Banking, Financial Institutions and Canada
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
In addition to battling crime, bankers face a more competitive market filled with well-funded bank alternatives, putting Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Stephanie Wolf on the spot to play offense and defense for one of the world's largest financial institutions. more »
Leslie McNamara
Managing Director and EVP of Partner Management
Citi Retail Services
McNamara has been recognized in prior years as one of PaymentsSource's Most Influential Women in Payments, partly on the influence of her organization, Citi Retail Services, which accounts for a huge portion of Citi's overall business. more »
Shazia Manus
The Members Group
There's a cultural shift that's necessary for some companies, Manus said, noting that for many organizations, past success is the biggest threat to a healthy future. more »
Janet O. Estep
President and CEO
'Fast' may not be the first word that comes to mind when describing her four-year journey to win over the country's largest banks, but for Jan Estep, it's a testament to the perseverance and negotiating prowess necessary to achieve a breakthrough in payments efficiency. more »
Annmarie 'Mimi' Hart
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Still uncertain about EMV? You've got good company in MagTek's CEO and chairman, Annmarie "Mimi" Hart. more »
Diane Offereins
EVP, President of Payment Services
Discover Financial Services
Fintech companies work in much faster cycles than the traditional payments industry is used to, and these newcomers aren't afraid to pivot. Discover's partnerships have taught it how to stay "nimble," Offereins said, while still allowing it to focus on enabling commerce in a seamless and secure way. more »
Dawn Murray
General Manager, Merchant Services
There have never been so many foundational changes at once in this industry, Murray said. It’s imperative that everyone in it stay on their toes and be “prepared to change direction at any moment.” more »
Reetika Grewal
Head of Payments Strategy and Solutions
Silicon Valley Bank
In 2016, most incumbents in the payments industry will probably spend some time defending their businesses and rethinking their strategies, says Reetika Grewal, who has been leading payments strategy at Silicon Valley Bank for the last three years. more »