Every year, PaymentsSource honors the women who are driving change in one of the most dynamic areas of financial services.
The past year has been particularly exciting for these honorees, who are leading their companies’ efforts in key initiatives such as the introduction of EMV-chip card security, the reshaping of the mobile wallet landscape, and development work toward an ecosystem that supports faster payments. On top of that, many participate in mentorships and other programs that support the advancement of women in this critical industry.
The honorees, selected by the editors of PaymentsSource, are responsible for businesses and innovations as diverse as the payments industry itself. They are technologists, entrepreneurs, leaders and influencers throughout the worlds of banking, payment processing, hardware development and merchant acquiring.
In alphabetical order, here are PaymentsSource's 2016 Most Influential Women in Payments. Click each name to view a profile of the honoree, or view a slideshow of everyone featured. Honorees will be recognized at SourceMedia's Annual Card Forum and Expo taking place April 12-14, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Cindy Armine-Klein, First Data
Ann Cairns, MasterCard
Kristy Cook, Target
Doris Daif, American Express
Amala Duggirala, ACI Worldwide
Jane Elliott, Global Payments
Stephanie Ericksen, Visa
Janet Estep, NACHA
June Felix, Verifone
Stephanie Ferris, Vantiv
Reetika Grewal, Silicon Valley Bank
Annmarie "Mimi" Hart, MagTek
Martina Hund-Mejean, MasterCard
Carol Juel, Synchrony Financial
Kara Kazazean, Walmart
Juliette Kennel, Swift
Shazia Manus, The Members Group
Leslie McNamara, Citi Retail Services
Dawn Murray, FIS
Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
Kathleen Pierce-Gilmore, PayPal
Ellen Richey, Visa
Colleen Taylor, Capital One
Patty Watson, TSYS
Stephanie Wolf, Bank of America Merrill Lynch