Money20/20 launches ‘Rise Up’ initiative to empower women in financial services
· Money20/20 Europe has partnered with the European Women’s Payments Network (EWPN) to deliver the programme
· Initiative is focused on boosting inclusivity in the sector
· Thirty participants will have access to a tailored pathway at this year’s Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam
8 March 2019 – Money20/20 Europe is today opening applications for its trailblazing Rise Up programme, which is designed to empower the next generation of women in financial services leadership. Launched in partnership with the European Women’s Payments Network (EWPN), the initiative will provide participants with thorough actionable skills, tools and learnings that will enable them to take their careers to the next level.
Recent figures show that while 46 percent of ‘professional’ roles in financial services are held by women, only 15 percent of those at the executive level are female. Money20/20 aims to address this by giving women in the earlier stages of their careers the information, coaching and mentoring needed to propel them to senior roles.
Thirty women will be hand-picked to take part in the exclusively curated agenda of bespoke content sessions and exclusive networking opportunities at Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam (3-5 June 2019). As well as one-to-one mentoring with the most respected industry leaders, private meetings with keynote speakers and special events, participants will receive a one-year membership to EWPN. One of this year’s cohort will also be selected to join EWPN’s Executive Board to help shape the future of the payments industry.
Tracey Davies, President of Money20/20 commented: “The global financial services industry is undeniably undergoing massive change. There really is a money revolution, with many predictions that the next five years will unleash more seismic shifts than the previous five. The industry’s needs are changing rapidly, and it is thirstier than ever for innovation, creativity and leadership talent – which is why it is so vital to unlock all available talent to support the incredible growth opportunities in the sector. Rise Up is designed to give women the inspiration, practical support and access to a network who can help them progress their careers so we can truly unlock all talent.”
Martha Mghendi-Fisher, Founder of EWPN also said: “The EWPN is committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive industry. Importantly, we’re determined to rebalance the gender split in top level roles. But to do that, we need the support of the entire industry – Rise Up is bringing us one step closer to achieving that aim. Our commitment to this is testament to the fact that we will be selecting our newest Executive Board member from this cohort, a process that we are incredibly excited about."
Rise Up will run throughout the three days of Money20/20 Europe alongside regular event programming, which includes keynote leaders and experts from across the global payments, fintech and financial services industry. Applications commence on Friday 8 March and will stay open until Friday 5 April. To learn more, or to apply for the Rise Up program, please visit https://europe.money2020.com/rise
The European Women’s Payments Network (EWPN) is dedicated to bridging the gender gap, pushing more diversity and inspiring future generations of girls into the sector. The EWPN Conference brings together women from all over Europe for a full day event, featuring interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and all-inclusive sessions with female industry leaders. It provides a positive arena where women and men can come together to discuss issues relating to women in FinTech and payments leadership. With EWPN and Money 20/20 sharing mutual interests, they propose to make their mark at the EWPN Conference, which is the only European-wide event specifically focused on women working in FinTech & Payments. This year’s conference will run alongside Money20/20 Europe in Amsterdam at The Rai on 4-5 June 2019.
Tickets are available at ewpnamsterdam2019.eu
Founded in 2011, Money20/20 creates destination events where the most innovative people in payments, FinTech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their high-impact networking, the USA edition, held in Las Vegas (October), and Europe edition, held in Amsterdam every June, are widely considered unmissable by the industry they serve. Money20/20 debuted its APAC edition in Singapore in March 2018 and is expanding to Hangzhou, China in November 2018. Money20/20 is the space where the industry’s smartest visionaries and innovators come together to create the future of money. Money20/20 is an Ascential event.
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