Women in Payments Leadership Exchange

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

8:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks
Kate Fitzgerald, Senior Editor, PaymentsSource
Alicia Rose, Partner, Deloitte

8:10 a.m. - Gender Dynamics in the Workplace
Karen Elinski, SVP, Government Relations & Public Policy, Wells Fargo / President, Financial Women's Association (FWA)

8:40 a.m. - How to Unify the Payments Experience and Achieve 98% Customer Retention
Speaker: Suneera Madhani, CEO/Founder, Fattmerchant

Despite the rapid advancements in payment technologies designed to create a seamless payment experience for consumers, the attention given to providing that same seamless and simple payment experience for merchants has fallen by the wayside. In order to stay competitive, the modern business owner has to meet the consumer where they are, with the variety of ways they want to pay - but that is easier said than done when considering what goes in to accepting those payments. Join Fattmerchant Founder and CEO, Suneera Madhani, to learn how a unified payment experience is the future of payment technology and a focus on the business owner is the key to success.

9:25 a.m. - Honoree Panel: What’s Next in Payments?
Prashanthi Ravanavarapu, Director of Product Architecture - Financial Participation and Health, PayPal
Lou Anne Alexander, Group President, Payments, Early Warning
Julie Pukas, Head of Commercial Product Integration & Merchant Solutions, TD Bank
Carolyn Homberger, President - Global Sales, ACI Worldwide
Melissa Smith, President & CEO, WEX
Moderator: Alicia Rose, Partner, Deloitte

10:10 a.m. - Networking & Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - Just One of the Guys?
Ana Liza Grandner, Senior Vice President and Director of Private Label Banking, The Bancorp

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Honoree Panel: Things I Wish I Knew at the Start of My Career
Kristy Carstensen, CFO, Payments Group, U.S. Bank
Kim Bynan, SVP, Head of EBT & Valutec, FIS
Debra Tenenbaum, Chief People Officer, Yapstone
Colleen Taylor, Executive Vice President, New Payments, Mastercard
Moderator: Alicia Rose, Partner, Deloitte

11:45 a.m. - Presentation of 2019 Honorees

12:05 p.m. - Networking Lunch