Wnet 2021 Leadership Summit Industry


Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions (Wnet), the premier non-profit organization serving professional women in the payments and fintech industries, is pleased to announce the support of more than a dozen sponsors for our 2021 Leadership Summit, Make The Investment.

“The Wnet Summit is a key facet to empowering women for leadership and executive positions, and the industry’s sponsorship support has been exceptional,” says Polly Van Duser, SPHR, Wnet Board Secretary and Senior Partner, Payments & FinTech – North America, at Greenings. “An investment in our Leadership Summit showcases industry support of diversity, equity and inclusion to more than 4,200 Wnet members, helps industry women flourish, and strengthens the larger payments and fintech network.”

The Title Sponsor for the 2021 Leadership Summit is global financial technology leader FIS. In addition to presenting the annual event, FIS is sponsoring the Motivational Luncheon and the Closing Event Wine Down. “To say that Wnet continues to expand and provide value to women in the financial/payments sector is an understatement,” exclaims Cynthia Knowles, Wnet Board Director and VP, Head of Business Administration, at FIS. “We are so proud to be a part of an organization that empowers women across the industry while being inclusive and understanding the value that our male advocates also offer.”

Another key sponsor supporting the annual Leadership Summit is global payments and financial technology leader, Fiserv, who is underwriting the Motivational Luncheon Speaker Nancy Lieberman.

“Wnet’s ongoing pursuit of creating the most inspiring and educational programming available in our industry enables our Summit sponsorship to make a huge difference,” affirmed Mary Uslander, Wnet Board President and SVP, Small Business Segment Leader, at Fiserv. “Wnet strives to ensure our industry continues to become more diverse, creative and productive and thereby more profitable, and Fiserv wants to be part of that important journey.”

Global Payments is a Platinum Sponsor of the Summit. This leading global payments technology company is sponsoring the 15th Anniversary Opening Night Celebration featuring the Online Silent Auction.

“Celebrating and recognizing the achievements of women in the industry is so important to me and our organization,” shares Stacy Hughes, Wnet Director and Chief Information Security Officer at Global Payments. “We are excited to sponsor the opening event celebrating Wnet’s 15 years of encouraging and mentoring women to take advantage of more career opportunities in the financial services industry.”

Paya, a leading provider of integrated payment and frictionless commerce solutions, is the event’s Gold Sponsor and champion of the new Headshot Lounge.

“For years, Paya has been a proud supporter of the Wnet mission and annual Leadership Summit, which provides a critical outlet for developing and promoting women in Fintech,” says Andrea Kando, Head of Product and Marketing for Paya. Silver Sponsor NCR will host the Summit Dessert Break for attendees during the full day of education on November 4.

“NCR is proud to sponsor this year’s Wnet Summit as we all strive to find a ‘new normal’ in terms of networking opportunities and professional development,” says Michelle Jenkins, Chief Marketing Officer, Payment Solutions, NCR. “The Leadership Summit promises to be a premier event for all in the payments industry.”

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