2016 Career and Leadership Summit

Stand Up, Speak Up, Move Up!

Welcome to your home page for Wnet’s Career and Leadership Summit – the payment industry’s premiere event designed for women in leadership positions.
Over 150 women attended the 2016 Career & Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Georgia!  The program was jammed with experts, industry leaders, learning exercises, and networking.  Attendees gained new skills that prepared them for their next promotion, crossroad, challenge, and opportunity.

 "I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience at the Wnet Summit.  There were great speakers covering an array of topics and so it was easy to be engaged in the presentations and learn.  I was particularly pleased to see Wnet's support for younger women as they develop in their careers!"
- Deb Ryan, CEO, Bonell Ryan Executive Search

"This was the 3rd Career & Leadership Summit I've had the privilege to attend.  I was able to meet and hear from inspiring women in the industry, catch up with friends, and enjoy thought-provoking speakers.  The C&L Summit promises to give you skills that you can use right away, and I've found myself doing just that."
- Megan Karbula, Director of Client Relations, National Benefit Programs

"The Career and Leadership Summit was a great way to connect with colleagues.  It's a great 360-degree view of the payments ecosystem, with a focus on how women can optimize their success within it - no matter where you sit!"
- Andrea Kando, VP, Commercialization and Client Experience, First Data

Good news!  If you attended the Career & Leadership Summit, your experience didn't end in Atlanta!  Below you will find resources that will help you refresh your mind and continue to help you Stand Up, Speak Up, and Move Up!

Speaker Presentations:
Amy Baxter - Winning with Difference
Julie Busha - Channeling the Inner Entrepreneur
Tony Diekemper - Stand Up and Break Your Own Chains
Stacia Familo-Hopek, PhD - Mentoring: Joining Forces to Move Up Together!
Elizabeth St-Onge - Sobering Statistics, Bold Solutions
Deborah Thomas Nininger - Gravitas

Suggested Reading:
Tony Diekemper, CEO of Skyline Technologies highly recommends two publications for your professional library.  If you would like to purchase them, login to Amazon Smile
here before making your purchase, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Wnet.

Fierce Conversations (ISBN 0-425-19337-3)
The Oz Principle (ISBN 978-1-59184-348-1)

Boost your credentials! Are you an ETA Certified Payments Professional? Or are you in the process of earning your CPP credential? Wnet’s Career & Leadership Summit is the only women's leadership event that allows you to earn up to 6 ETA CPP Continuing Education credits so submit your attendance information to the ETA today!


For your reference:

To view the agenda
To view the speaker line-up
To view the Power Panel line-up


We would like to thank 2016 Career & Leadership Summit Corporate Sponsors and Media Partners for their support.

We also thank our Annual Corporate Sponsors for their year-round support of Wnet.